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Getting Started with FortiGate by Fabrizio Volpe, Rosato Fabbri

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Security policies

Security policies will define which session matches with one or more rules in a set and the actions the FortiGate unit will perform. The list of elements that a FortiGate will check includes:

  • Source Interface/Zone
  • Source Address
  • Destination Interface/Zone
  • Destination Address
  • Schedule and time of the session's initiation
  • Service and the packet's port numbers
  • UTM profiles

Based on the policies, a packet can be accepted or denied. Security policies are managed by navigating to the Policy | Policy | Policy menu. In the following screenshot we can see the screen used to edit a security policy:

Security policies

After we have defined a firewall policy, it will ...

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