FortiGate Next Generation Firewall utilizes purpose-built security processors and threat intelligence security services from FortiGuard labs to deliver top-rated protection and high performance, including encrypted traffic.


This article outlines the current functionality of the FortiConverter GUI Tool. A tool designed to assist in the conversion of alternative firewall configuration statements so as to conform to the FortiOS command line syntax used on all FortiGate ranges of network security appliances.

It is important to note that this tool will not be able to take a complete configuration file from another vendor and perform a full configuration translation. The reasons for this are many, notably but not restricted to the conflicting syntax and interface level dependencies.

However the tool will reduce the workload and minimize errors when performing such translations which are frequently required in the migratration to a FortiGate solution.


Configuration conversions to FortiGate from Cisco, Juniper and CheckPoint


The FortiConverter and a description of its capabilities are available at:

It should be noted that this is not an officially supported Fortinet product but a link is provided feedback on the tool.