Fortinet FortiGate 5.6 Firewall Training

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New Video Update: In this video update (22 minutes) we will setup SD-WAN (Software-Defined WAN) on the FortiGate appliance with two Internet uplinks. SD-WAN provides the capability to group multiple Internet connections together to be seen a single Internet connection. This SD-WAN connection can load balance traffic and provide Internet redundancy.

The videos in this series is applicable for FortiGate using FortiOS versions 5.4 and 5.6.

Do you want to learn how to block certain applications like BitTorrent, Skype, to Social Networking? Do you want to learn how to decrypt a secure web page to inspect it further? Do you want to learn how to filter traffic based on the identity of an Active Directory user?  Do you want to block inappropriate websites to viruses and bots? In this video series you will learn how to do many of these things and much more.

Fortinet’s FortiGate security appliance is a Next-Generation Firewall that is focused on application inspection where you can control what a user can access within a specific application. We have a range of basic to advanced topics that will show you how to deploy the FortiGate appliance step-by-step in a simple and practical implementation.

This video series will be released in video modules providing numerous updates to this series.  Below are some of the video topics that are available and what topics are already being scheduled to be released soon:

Video Series (MP4; 1080p): ~7 hours (430 minutes)

  1. Overview and Design
  2. Initial Access to FortiGate
  3. Software Upgrade – Part 1 (Manual Process)
  4. Interfaces (Management, WAN, LAN)
  5. Software Upgrade – Part 2 (FortiGuard Process)
  6. General Settings and Cleanup
  7. Web UI Overview and Navigation
  8. Objects and Object Groups
  9. Filtering based on Network and Services
  10. Forward Traffic Logs
  11. Filtering based on Web/URL – Part 1
  12. SSL Inspection – Part 1
  13. Filtering based on Web/URL – Part 2
  14. Filtering based on Applications
  15. Anti-Virus Blocking
  16. LDAP using Active Directory
  17. Filtering based on User Identity (Active)
  18. Filtering based on User Identity (Passive) using FSSO
  19. Static NAT (New IP Address) and Policy
  20. Static NAT Port Forwarding and Policy
  21. Remote Access using SSL VPN
  22. Remote Access using IPsec VPN
  23. Intrusion Prevention (IPS)
  24. Using Port 4433 for Web UI
  25. Traffic Shaping
  26. Internet Service Database
  27. SSL Inspection – Part 2
  28. DNS Filtering
  29. Schedules
  30. Changing the Speed and Duplex
  31. Filtering based on Devices
  32. Site-to-Site IPSec VPN
  33. SD-WAN — NEW!!!


IMG_7397Michel Thomatis, CCIE #6778 (15 year) – Chief Network Architect & Lead Trainer

Michel has spent the last 18 years as a network engineer/architect.  As a 15-year CCIE, Michel loves the opportunity to provide training in a wide-array of network technologies. He formerly worked at Cisco, as well as in government, banking, and non-profit organizations. He has published the “Network Design Cookbook” and a science fiction novel called “The Dark End”.  He has also published various iOS applications (virtual Network Engineer, Circlefalls) that can be found on Apple’s iOS App Store.  Other software development experience includes python and SDN.  Currently, Michel is the owner, Chief Network Architect and Lead Trainer at RouteHub Group, LLC.