Wednesday, March 7, 2018

FortiOS log brief explained

The FortiGate  { FTNT } security firewall offers a brief log format that available. This reduces certain fields in the log output.

The command to  enable this function is highlighted below.

fortinet  has a posted KB on what fields are deleted within the  brief-log-format.

You can inspect the log data output. Here's a tcpdump  output of brief & normal. The brief  mode will contain less payment and draw less amount of  bandwidth in heavy  log/per-sec environments.

Ken Felix

NSE ( network security expert) and Route/Switching Engineer
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