Allow a port through the firewall

  • Port forwarding
  • Used to allow someone to RDP into work computer form home without using VPN

What you need

Server IP or Computer IP
Port info

Create Virtual IP

  1. Logon to fortinet
  2. Click Firewall then Virtual IP
  3. Click Create New
  4. Provide the following details: Name: Name of the virtual IP (can be anything but should be recognizeable), External IP Address: unless its specific this will grant all access, External Server Port: ex. 3389 for RDP or 21 for FTP, Map to IP: IP address of the server (, Map to Port: Same as other port unless otherwise noted, Protocol: Protocol of the port FTP/RDP is TCP
  5. Click OK
  6. Now Click Policy under the Firewall tab
  7. click Create New to create a new policy
  8. more details