FortiGate Cloud is a cloud-based SaaS, offering a range of management and services for Fortinet Firewalls. FortiGate Cloud offers zero-touch deployment, configuration management, reporting, and analytics. As a cloud service, FortiGate Cloud can grow with your requirements from a single FortiGate all the way up to a full MSP management solution for thousands of devices across multiple customers.
Initial configuration of firewalls, switches, and access points can be a difficult proposition, often requiring expert staff on site to configure each device individually. FortiDeploy greatly simplifies initial configuration and onboarding by providing one-touch provisioning when devices are deployed, locally or remotely. FortiDeploy provides deployment for FortiAPs into a Cloud AP Network, and automatic connection of FortiGates to be managed by FortiGate Cloud. Hundreds of FortiGates or FortiAPs can be provisioned by using a bulk FortiCloud key in distributed environments, such as large retail or education networks. Once a communication tunnel is established, FortiGate Cloud leverages provisioning profiles and setup wizards to quickly configure managed devices as required.
Fabric integration with FortiSwitch and FortiAP
FortiGate Cloud has the added benefit of being able to deploy, configure, and manage your extended infrastructure through the FortiGate. This provides several immediate benefits - not only you can manage your entire infrastructure from a single Cloud Management Interface, but by allowing the FortiGate to manage your Switch and AP infrastructure, it is able to extend its functionality into them, for example, the switch ports inherit the same properties as the Firewall, making them extensions of the firewall - the same principle goes for the FortiAP as well. This unique Fabric integration enables this cross-product functionality and can further enable automation in the face of a threat.
Configuration and device management from a single pane of glass
Consistent configuration of the devices within your network is essential to maintain an optimal performance and security posture. FortiGate Cloud provides a central web-based management console to control your FortiGates. Device settings such as IP addresses can be centrally configured for individual devices or pushed to multiple devices. Configuration backups are kept in FortiGate Cloud to assist with replacement or recovery efforts.