When COVID-19 shut everything down, I decided it was a good time to get caught up on some of my certifications. The first certifications I tackled were my Fortinet Network Security Expert 1-3 certifications.
I have been working with firewalls and security for well over 25 years, so luckily I was able to quickly complete these three certifications in short order. I already knew plenty about TCP/IP – I have decoded many IP packet streams in my career. This was more about learning the specifics of the Fortinet product line and how they used custom ASIC’s to speed deep packet inspection at a very affordable price.
I learned about Fortinet’s wide range of products from the highly popular Fortigate firewalls, to their FortiWeb security software, their Fortimanager network orchestration tool, to FortiADC, FortiSIEM, FortiSandbox and many others. This gave me a very solid, broad overview into their product line and how they work together using Fortinet’s Security Fabric to share important information and automate threat detection and response.
Next up I am working on my Fortinet NSE 4 and NSE 5 training. Hope to have those completed soon.