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Fortinet FortiManager Logs

Updated Nov 10, 2023

Configure Fortinet FortiManager log forwarding using the GUI

You can configure Fortinet® FortiManager to send the necessary logs to Arctic Wolf® for security monitoring.



  1. Create a new syslog server.
  2. Provide your Fortinet FortiManager information to Arctic Wolf.

Step 1: Create a new syslog server

  1. Sign in to FortiManager with administrator permissions.

  2. Click System Settings > Advanced > Syslog Server.

  3. Click Create New.

  4. In the Create New Syslog Server Settings section, configure these settings:

    • Name — Enter a unique name for your Arctic Wolf physical or virtual sensor.
    • IP Address (or FQDN) — Enter the IP address of your Arctic Wolf physical or virtual sensor.
    • Syslog Server Port — Enter 514.
    • Reliable Connection — Clear the checkbox.
  5. Click OK.

Step 2: Provide your Fortinet FortiManager information to Arctic Wolf

  1. Sign in to the Arctic Wolf Unified Portal.

  2. Click the Tickets tab, and then do one of these actions:

    • New customers — In the Ticket Type list, select Onboarding. Then, click the existing [Deploy] Site Config: <ticket_subject> ticket.
    • Existing customers — Click Open a New Ticket.
  3. On the Open a New Ticket page, configure these settings:

    • What is this ticket related to? — Select General request.
    • Subject — Enter Syslog changes.
    • Related ticket (optional) — Keep empty.
    • Message — Enter this information for your Concierge Security® Team (CST):
      • Confirmation that you completed the steps in this configuration guide.
      • The IP address or hostname you used during the configuration.
      • Questions or comments that you have.
  4. Click Send Message.

    Your CST will review the details and make sure that Arctic Wolf is successfully processing the logs.

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