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 v5.4

Das Tech Team der BOLL Engineering darf bereits seit mehr als 14 Jahren Erfahrung im Troubleshooten der Fortinet Produkte, vornehmlich der Fortigates sammeln. Über alle Mitglieder gesehen kommen fast 50 Jahre Forti-Erfahrung zusammen.

Zusätzlich sind alle sechs Mitglieder des Teams NSE7 oder NSE8 zertifiziert!

Scheint fast so, als ob sich hier ein kleines Bündelchen an Wissen und Knowhow angesammelt hat.

Für uns ist das Grund genug, dieses Wissen ein wenig zusammen zu fassen und mit Euch zu teilen.

Ladet Euch doch unser praktisches FortiOS v5.4 CheatSheet herunter. Hier sind die wichtigsten CLI Befehle zum Troubleshooten der Fortigates unter v5.4 zusammen gefasst.

All members of the BOLL system engineering team have many years of experience in troubleshooting the Fortinet products – especially the Fortigates. Overall there are almost 50 years of experience in the team. Additionally all of the six team memerbs are NSE-7 or NSE-8 certified.

So it seems that there is a good deal of knowhow and competence at BOLL.
That’s reason enough to summarize all the important CLI commands that are so helpful in our daily work of troubleshooting.
And to share this stuff with you.

Please download our FortiOS v5.4 Cheatsheet!