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Master Geek

# 165683 17-Feb-2015 10:25
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Is it compulsory to use a Fortinet SSL client to connect to a Fortigate firewall? The latest clients load a complete net-nanny and antivirus setup on your computer .. yay !!

I found an old ver 4 Windows Forticlient which runs standalone SSL VPN, but I would like to do the same for Mac OS X, so just wondering if there is a more generic way of connecting to this VPN? 

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Wannabe Geek

  # 1241469 18-Feb-2015 11:34
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It is not necessary to use the Forti client, though Fortinet would suggest so.  It is possible with basic IPsec SSL VPN connections to just use Windows Network connection for connecting to the Fortigate as well.

This is an older document on how to perform the function, and if you already have the IPsec VPN setup, just pay attention to the end Windows 7 part.  Hope this helps...

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Master Geek

  # 1243026 20-Feb-2015 13:23
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Thanks for that .. I followed that setup but got stuck in the Policy creation .. the model 50B seems to have a slightly different Policy interface. 

In the meantime, I got an OS X Fortinet SSL client ver 4.4 to work by selecting the correct port 10443 - not 443 - duh. 

It is downloadable here

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