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UTM security with Fortinet : Mastering FortiOS
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Armsterdam : Syngress, 2013.
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xxiv, 457p. :bill. ; 23cm.
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30000010243234 TK5105.59 U86 2013 a Open Access Book Book

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Traditionally, network security (firewalls to block unauthorized users, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) to keep attackers out, Web filters to avoid misuse of Internet browsing, and antivirus software to block malicious programs) required separate boxes with increased cost and complexity. Unified Threat Management (UTM) makes network security less complex, cheaper, and more effective by consolidating all these components. This book explains the advantages of using UTM and how it works, presents best practices on deployment, and is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to deploying Fortinet's FortiGate in the enterprise.

Author Notes

Kenneth Tam, Fortinet Certified Network Security Professional (FCNSP), is a senior security engineer at Fortinet, providing hands-on installation, support, and training to customers in the North Central United States. He has over 15 years' experience in the networking/security field from working with companies such as Juniper Networks, Netscreen Technologies, 3com, and US Robotics.

Mart#65533;n H. Hoz Salvador, Fortinet Certified Network Security Professional (FCNSP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), is a systems engineering manager for Latin America and the Caribbean at Fortinet. In this capacity he oversees business development from the engineering standpoint, which includes hands-on demonstrations, partners training, and developing technical documentation. He has over 15 years' experience in the networking/security field, and is a regular presenter at security conferences in Latin America and Europe.

Ken McAlpine, Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE), Fortinet Certified Network Security Professional (FCNSP), is a senior consulting systems engineer at Fortinet. His areas of interest and expertise include the overall design, security, implementation, and documentation of a secure smart grid network. As an expert in the field, he regularly presents at conferences, including the Smart Grid Interoperability Conference.

Bruce Matsugu is currently a consulting systems engineer at Fortinet and has been with Fortinet for over 10-years in a variety of roles including technical support, release management, training, and professional services. A graduate of the University of British Columbia in electrical engineering, Bruce worked previously in hardware design for fibre transport telecom systems and multi-service routers, and in project engineering for wireless messaging systems. He currently lives near Vancouver, BC.

Josh has over fifteen years of experience in IT, and ten years working in Security. Though today, he primarily works as a security consultant, he has also worked in roles ranging from user to developer to system administrator. He holds several security and technical certifications and serves in a leadership position on several security-focused groups. He writes a blog on security at and As security works best from a holistic approach, he works all angles: risk assessments, posture analysis, incident response, malware analysis, infrastructure defense, system forensics, employee training and business strategy. Josh More works at RJS Software Systems, a national data management and security company.