Check your Fortinet devices
with PRTG Network Monitor
- View all your Fortinet products and enjoy the benefits of a unified monitoring solution
- Get alerts as soon as your Fortinet solution
identifies a security risk
- Avoid performance bottlenecks
- Detect changes in network traffic instantly
- Check the status of your Fortinet products anywhere and anytime with the PRTG mobile app
How Fortinet and PRTG work together
i NetFlow is a protocol for collecting, aggregating and recording traffic flow data in a network. NetFlow data provide a more granular view of how bandwidth and network traffic are being used than other monitoring solutions, such as SNMP. NetFlow was developed by Cisco and is embedded in Cisco’s IOS software on the company’s routers and switches and has been supported on almost all Cisco devices since the 11.1 train of Cisco IOS Software. Read more ...
Fortinet is a leader in infrastructure security solutions. PRTG by Paessler is a network monitoring tool. You can integrate Fortinet’s great security solutions into PRTG Network Monitor. See the benefits of the synergy between Fortinet and PRTG and the added value you’ll receive.
The Fortinet solutions offer a wide spectrum of security coverage. The Fortigate firewall, the flagship product of this corporation, is the device that should receive the highest attention when monitoring. Different security functions can be activated by software configuration, making this device a key component in the security role of the network.
Fortinet’s product catalogue is wide. They offer solutions for the security of:
- Data Center
- Wireless or wire access
One of Fortinet’s greatest advantages is that the devices support the most common protocols: SNMP, SNMP Traps, Syslog and NetFlow. All of them offer valuable and complementary information. To make the greatest use of the provided security services it is important to have an automated solution that ensures that everything is working perfectly. When something goes wrong, the IT admin should be promptly informed, so they can take care of the problem as soon as possible and hence assure the highest service level.
PRTG does not only alarm your IT admins that something is wrong, but it also guarantees that you are enjoying all the benefits of Fortigate while delivering the best ROI.
An introduction to the PRTG Fortinet Analyzer
Reasons for integrating Fortinet into PRTG
What is a sensor?
by Kimberley, Senior System Engineer
What, exactly, is a "sensor" within PRTG? What is a "channel"? This video discusses PRTG sensors and channels, including a few concrete examples of both, to illustrate this fundamental PRTG concept.
Paessler already has a lot of experience with integrating Fortinet into PRTG. Here are the reasons why so many of our customers use both products:
Many protocols provided
Custom sensors in PRTG
Due to their broad offer of sensors, Fortinet has a very good documentation of their MIB files. Hence, it is very easy to create customized sensors in PRTG Network Monitor, which also allows the IT admins to get exactly the information they need from their Fortinet devices.
With PRTG it is possible to see all sensors, regardless of the protocol they use, in one interface. Therefore, IT admins are alerted when something goes wrong instantly.
Get different insight levels
The variety of protocols allows to gain different insight levels:
- Through SNMP you get information about availability, performance, health, and network traffic of your devices.
- With NetFlow you dive into the traffic details and do some analysis of bandwidth consumption.
- The SNMP Traps keep you informed about critical aspects of the device or service, for example: internal high temperatures.
- With Syslog you stay up to date on critical events that the device detects, like changes on the configuration of the device.
With PRTG Network Monitor you customize the information that will be received and stored. You can build a time frame report containing enough analytic information to observe behavior patterns, detect unusual behavior, and predict for any networking resource saturation.
PRTG makes your day easier!
Let the PRTG Fortinet Analyzer run in the background. So you can concentrate on your day-to-day tasks with peace of mind.
The idea of a unified monitoring solution breaks the traditional paradigm of monitoring. Unified monitoring includes applications, networks, infrastructure, data centers, performance, virtualization, and the cloud. All of this is included in any of our PRTG Licenses.
Also, our product is vendor neutral, which makes it possible to monitor Fortinet devices along with other manufacturers, if they support the most common protocols. This interoperability of devices and services helps to the quick detection of the causes of problems in the network environment.
The configuration and setup of the monitoring of Fortinet can be done in a few minutes, giving the admins an efficient control tool for the mission critical parts of the environment. This is the goal of PRTG: being the simplest monitoring tool.
The PRTG auto-discovery feature makes it easy to take stock of a network. This feature will automatically find all the network devices within an IP address range, and then integrate them into your monitoring.
All in, no extra costs
The price-performance ratio of any of the PRTG Network Monitor licenses makes it easier to purchase it along with a Fortinet installation.
80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional cost savings in the area of network monitoring. Within a few weeks you will get the ROI of your PRTG License purchase, plus added benefits like: damage prevention, reduction of workload for the IT personnel, and IT optimization.
Your PRTG Fortinet Analyzer at a glance
– even on the go
PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.
This is why PRTG Fortinet Analyzer is the right tool
Get the benefits of the Fortinet multiprotocol visibility at one glance
Be promptly informed on any availability or security issue detected by the Fortinet solutions
Take a granular control of the Fortinet traffic to avoid performance bottlenecks
Detect changes of the amount of traffic that require timely administrative intervention
Know how Fortinet solution interacts with the other network components
Gain App anywhere-anytime access of the Fortinet to check the service level
Over 95% of our customers recommend PRTG
Paessler AG worldwide trialled PRTG in over 600 IT departments.
The aim was to tune the network monitoring software closer to the needs of the administrators.
The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG - or already had.
Award winning solution
We work hard on making our software as powerful and easy-to-use
as possible for our customers each and every day.
Of course it makes us proud when we get awards for that.
PAESSLER AG –
Made in Germany: The PRTG Network Monitoring Tool is the fruit of an engaged team. The company was founded by Dirk Paessler. The PAESSLER AG headquarters are located in the city of Nuremberg, in the heart of Germany. We combine typical German virtues such as high quality standards, industriousness, and commitment with international, cosmopolitan flair. Read more about our firm here. By the way: We are regularly looking for new recruits.
Case Studies: Airports, utility companies, banks, colleges, hospitals: PRTG is present in every industry. For each of our customers, business and organizational processes depend on the proper functioning of the network infrastructure. The PRTG customer satisfaction is close to 100%. Read in our case studies how our customers use PRTG.
Product tests: It goes without saying that we are convinced by the quality of PRTG. But what about the others? PRTG has always performed extremely well in tests. PRTG user “LanLine” sums it up best: “PRTG was already good several years ago, and has gotten better from version to version ever since.” Such has been our steadfast and sincere goal. Read more about monitoring software product tests and comparisons here.
Support: Our support team works hard every day to help customers solve their monitoring problems. Our goal is to resolve all inquiries within 24 hours (on business days). We've drafted a comprehensive manual and built up an extensive knowledge base featuring videos, webinars, and FAQs. All support, of course, is also included!
Getting started is easy: The trial version is free, which means you can try our monitoring tool risk-free. To switch to another version of PRTG, simply search for an appropriate license. You can upgrade any time you like.
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