FortiOS v6.2 has been released in March this year and we are still gaining experience with this version. In this article we would like to draw you attention to the protocol which is used for FortiGuard service communication. Up to v6.0 udp has been used, with 6.2 the default protocol has changed to https.„What’s new with FortiOS 6.2: FortiGuard Requests“ weiterlesen
Watchguard is going to release Fireware version 12.5 in the next few days / weeks. From the public beta phase some new features are already known, which I would like to introduce here:
Update: Fireware 12.5 has been released.
Please check the “ What’s New in Fireware v12.5 “ presentation for detailed information.
Reverse Proxy for the Access Portal
In the Access Portal configuration, you can now configure reverse proxy actions so remote users can connect to internal web applications and Microsoft Exchange services with an external URL. With reverse proxy actions, you can give remote teams access to internal resources without the need for a VPN. Multi-factor authentication is supported as well.„WatchGuard Fireware 12.5“ weiterlesen
Fortinet has published a very nice and helpful tool for converting firewall configs from other vendors into a Fortigate configuration file. Also an old Fortigate config file can be used as the source file.
So if you are going to replace an old Fortigate model with a new one and you want use the old config file (instead of configuring the new Fortigate from the scratch) you can use the FortiConverter as an alternative to the procedure we have described in one of our former blog post „How to transfer a FortiGate configuration file to a new FortiGate unit of a different model“.„Migrate Fortigate Configurations with FortiConverter“ weiterlesen