Introduction to sandboxing with Fortinet FortiSandbox
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Get to know the most versatile and flexible sandbox on the market today!
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  • 5 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand sandboxing concepts
  • Setup and install Fortisandbox VM
  • Configure working parameters of the system
  • Integrate with the Fortigate UTMs
  • Configure virus, malware and additional scanning parameters
  • Monitor threat activity and perform maintenance and reporting activities
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  • Basic networking knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of virtual machines
  • Basic knowledge of computer viruses and computer security

Are you feeling confident with your network security measures? What If I told you that in 2016, based on surveys done regarding cyber security, 8 out of 10 CIOs feel that cyber threats are rapidly becoming their number 1 priority. I myself have seen the number of attacks quickly rising, to the point that it's now almost a normal occurrence, unfortunately.

Another key point I want you to know is that in the period between April 2015 and March 2016, there was a 550% increase in the number of ransomware attacks. This is worrisome, of course, as the main thing attackers using these methods want is one and only, money. 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 your reputation.

With this in mind, it's quickly becoming apparent that new and innovative cyber security methods need to be taken, if we are to ensure that our network users are protected, sometimes even from themselves. This is where the product that we are discussing in this course, named FortiSandbox, comes in to help you do just that.

In this course you will learn just what FortiSandbox is, what is does and how it does it and how it can help you protect your network from disaster. As it is very flexible, you can deploy it in a number of ways, helping to prevent incidents and it can give you information just when you need it to help you contain and mitigate threats.

I highly suggest that you request a trial of FortiSandbox from Fortinet so that you can follow along and practice at the same time.

By the end of the course you will have a solid understanding of the FortiSandbox concepts and when time calls it, you will have the skills to work with it in order to transform your network environment and you will have a solid step on which to further build your cyber security know-how. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Network and system professionals without prior knowledge of sandboxing
  • Everyone who wants to understand how to add an extra layer of security to their network
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
Sandbox Concepts
2 Lectures 12:43

Our first lesson, an introduction to the world of sandboxing where you will start to understand how they will help us!

Preview 06:25

The FortiSandbox product range and their capabilities, along with information about how they work and how they protect you.

Preview 06:18
FortiSandbox VM Deployment
5 Lectures 15:33

In order to start working, we need some firmware images and other packages so now, let's download what we need from our friends at Fortinet with the help of the customer account.

Package downloads

The main requirements that are key to a successful deployment. These are the main points you should be aware of in order to assure that you have the resources needed for Fortisandbox to work properly.

FortiSandbox requirements

Knowing what ports we need will spare us trouble later on! This presentation will outline exactly what to keep a lookout for.

Ports and services

So now that we know what we need let's get up and running deploying the FortiSandbox VM on our VmWare vSphere server.

Deployment on VmWare

Before we get to the GUI, we need to learn about the command line so that we can get things rolling!

Console access and commands

Go through the questions to see how much you know until know!

Test your knowledge for Section 2
5 questions
FortiSandbox Configuration and Monitoring
10 Lectures 01:14:43

Our first login in the web interface along with the license upload.

Web login and license upload

Let's get to know the all-important Windows sandbox virtual machines that will do the detective work for us.

Windows sandbox VMs

Our FortiSandbox wouldn't be much use without a connection to our network, so this is the lesson where we talk about this important aspect.

Network configuration

Settings, settings and more settings! Yes, we need them so that we can have the unit functioning properly and this is the lecture that discusses about them.

System configuration

This is where we tell our FortiSandbox unit what we want it to scan!

Scan policy

Teamwork is dream work. This lecture will show you how to integrate the FortiSandbox unit with the Fortigate UTM.

Integration with the Fortigate UTM

Scanning for threats is what FortiSandbox does best so let's put it to work in this lecture.

Scan input

If you want to get the FortiSandbox unit working with other 3rd party vendors of network equipment, or if you want to scan network traffic for intrusions and other threats, this is the mode which will enable you to do it.


This is where you learn how the FortiSandbox unit let's you know what kind of threats it detected.

File scans, network and URL alerts

This lecture will show you how to get logs to an external location and also show you the place where you will spend a lot of time looking at statistics, namely the Operation center.

Logs and Fortiview

Go through the questions to see how much you know from Section 3

Test your knowledge for Section 3
8 questions
1 Lecture 01:51

The conclusion of the course with some helpful links for further study as well, because we must never stop learning!

Conclusion and further study
About the Instructor
Mr. Daniel Botescu
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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!