The Fortinet Fortigate is a firewall device that provides controlled connectivity between an internal network and an external network (internet) while providing protection for the internal network by blocking traffic that isn’t explicitly allowed. Fortinet devices can be configured to provide additional security functions as well. CimTrak for Network Devices monitors the device configuration for changes, logs the changes, and then notifies the responsible parties of them.
When CimTrak locks a Fortinet device for monitoring, it reads the configuration of the device. It calculates a digital signature the configuration, and stores it in CimTrak’s master repository along with a copy of the configuration.