*** Course updated with new information and new activities! See below! ***
Today we live in a world where network and cyber security are two of the most important subjects. Everyone is talking about them, about how to protect the network and how to protect end-users against malicious attackers.
Network security is one of the big trends with unparalleled growth, because the number and severity of attacks in increasing everyday. Businesses all around the globe are finding out the hard way that if you are not paying attention to how you secure your IT infrastructure, you stand to lose not only huge amounts of money, but also you can lose your reputation.
This course covers one of the best tools you can deploy in your fight against IT threats, namely the Fortigate UTM and how you can use this tool to take control of your network while assuring that you are protected.
You will learn how the Fortigate UTM works, how to configure it and adapt it to your business, how to protect your users with it along with your network and how to prevent incidents from the inside of your network. You also have powerful reporting available within the device.
By the end of this course you will be able to transform your network security with a very powerful device and have the solid skills that you can use in the future to expand your knowledge.
*** Course Updated - 30.12.2016 ***
In the update you will find lessons regarding the FortiOS 5.4 Update, recovery procedure and productivity tools, Wifi deplayment with Fortinet Wifi Access Points, Transparent Mode, Virtual Domains, Single Sign-On, SSL VPN, Site-To-Site VPN, Data Leak Prevention, E-mail Filtering and Intrusion Prevention
Learn about the USB management capabilities of the device
Learn how to connect to the console
Learn how to reset the admin account password in case you forget it
Learn how to return the device to factory settings
Learn how to change the important Switch to Interface Mode setting
Learn how to update the firmware on the Fortigate unit
Go through the dashboard and status settings
Go through the network settings offered by the device and lean what the different parameters do
You also have a PDF which explains Redundant Connections and an external link for Dual WAN scenarios
Understand the settings offered in the Config section of the menu
Learn to change the settings in the Admin section of the device
Learn how to monitor DHCP leases and also how to monitor connections
You also have a PDF which teaches you how to change the default DHCP lease time
Learn what policies are and how you can work with them and also what other options you have in the Policy and Objects section of the menu
You also have a PDF which explains the Policy Monitor
Learn about the security profiles that the Fortigate unit offers
Learn about the VPN capabilities of the device and the different options in which you can create VPNs
You also have a PDF which explains how to use the VPN Monitor
Learn about the way in which you can define users and devices in the Fortigate unit
You also have a PDF which explains the User Monitor
Learn a bit about the integrated Wifi and Switch controller
Learn about the logging options the unit offers
You also have a PDF which explains the FortiView option in great detail
Let's start doing some practical exercises
You also have a PDF with the network topology we will be using
Configure interfaces on the system to get the desired result
Configure addresses on the system to make identification and policy work much easier
Start creating policies and influence the traffic flow through the device
Configure a Virtual IP to allow traffic towards an intended target system
Create a web filter to block certain webpages
Create an antivirus filter in order to block viruses from entering your network
Create an application filter to block or allow traffic of a given app
Create a dial-in VPN in order to let remote users connect to our local network
View logs and create a report
This lecture is the conclusion to all our work together so far and more. I say more because I have included some tips on how you can improve your knowledge and some which I consider your key reference when dealing with Fortigate devices.
All in all this is our last lesson, but don't stop learning here. Use the resources I have given and feel free to ask for help from me or the large Fortinet community located at https://forum.fortinet.com/
In this lesson we'll discuss about the 5.4 version of FortiOS which packed with many new features and improvements
Learn how to recover a system that has trouble booting and also how to use some tools which are great in your admin arsenal
Learn how to deploy Fortinet Wifi Access Points and also how to use the Wireless Controller which is integrated with FortiOS
Learn how to use the Transparent Mode offered by the Fortigate units in order to gain advanced threat protection in difficult to modify network environments
Learn how to use the Virtual Domain feature present in the Fortigate units
Learn how to integrate your Fortigate unit with an Active Directory infrastructure and how to enable and offer Single Sign-On capabilities to your users
Learn how to create SSL VPNs and portals for your users
Learn how to configure site-to-site VPNs between your branches
Implement Data Leak Prevention measures in order to avoid your digital data getting stolen or leaked
Get to know the E-mail and Spam filtering capabilities of your Fortigate unit and also the Intrusion Prevention features offered by the UTM
I am an IT professional with more than 12 years of experience in multiple segments of Information Technology. I hold an BS in Computer Science and an MSC in Information Security apart from multiple industry leading certifications like Project Management Professional, VMWare VCP, Microsoft MCSA, Citrix CCA to name just a few.
My skills span from virtual infrastructures to IT operations, from networking to IP video surveillance. I also believe in continued education and continue to improve my skill set everyday, also one of the reasons of starting as an instructor here on Udemy.
Teaching has also been an integral part of my professional life, having transferred project knowledge to personnel from client companies, organized workshops and demos or participating in live events and conferences.
If you don't learn something new one day, you lost that day!