FortiGate hardware acceleration step-by-step troubleshooting

One of the very powerful features of FortiGate hardware appliances is the hardware acceleration chipset included in the hardware platform. This allows to forward traffic in specific situations directly from the incoming interface to the outgoing interface without passing the CPU of the system. This can safe a huge amount of system load on your FortiGate.

In most cases, hardware acceleration is working flawlessly. But in some very rare cases, hardware acceleration may cause problems. Or the hardware acceleration is not working at all and the packets have to be handled by the CPU of your FortiGate.

This guide will lead you through the important troubleshooting steps.

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Performance Best Practices for Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows

Here you can find some recommendations how to configure protection in Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows and reduce the impact on the system. The original document written by Evgeniya Kirikova from Kasperksy can be downloaded here.

General recommendations

  1. Use the latest versions of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows, as they contain the latest fixes and improvements, including performance related.
  2. We recommend you to use all protection components with default settings. They provide the optimal balance between protection level and performance recommended by our experts.
  3. Check KES for Windows policy and make sure that general performance settings are enabled (KES policy –> General –> Application settings):
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CheatSheet – FortiOS v6.4

The System Engineers of BOLL Engineering have been supporting Fortigate devices for 18 years. This year, FortiOS v6.4 was released and we have again gathered all the troubleshooting commands that we use regularly in our new CheatSheet.

Hopefully this CheatSheet will help you as well.

You will find the most important commands on the first page. The second page contains troubleshooting commands for problems with firewall policies and security profiles, followed by the third page with commands for network problems. The last page covers system and hardware commands and general information.

Updated to v1.1 (addition and correction for FortiToken, 11.12.2020)

Happy troubleshooting!

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