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About FortiGate-VM for GCP

By combining stateful inspection with a comprehensive suite of powerful security features, FortiGate Next Generation Firewall technology delivers complete content and network protection. This solution is available for deployment on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

There are several ways to deploy FortiGate-VM on GCP:

Deployment method

Description

Google Cloud Marketplace

The FortiGate-VM listed on Google Cloud marketplace deployment currently supports one-arm mode (one network interface) only. See Deploying FortiGate-VM on Google Cloud Marketplace.

Google Cloud Compute Engine

Deploy a FortiGate-VM instance on Google Cloud Compute Engine from the custom image without using the Google Cloud Platform marketplace. See Deploying FortiGate-VM on Google Cloud Compute Engine. You must deploy FortiGate in this method when:

  • FortiGate is required to be deployed inline across multiple networks and multiple network interfaces must be assigned to the instance. The FortiGate marketplace launcher does not support assigning multiple network interfaces to a FortiGate instance. (This will be supported in the future). Google Cloud also does not allow changing the number of network interfaces after deploying VM instances.
  • You do not want to use the Google marketplace launcher. For example, you may want to use this deployment method if your organization does not allow you to browse marketplace websites in its IT policy.

Google Cloud SDK

Deploy a FortiGate-VM (BYOL) instance by using the Google Cloud SDK on your local PC. This is a method of deploying FortiGate-VM on GCP outside of the marketplace product listing and without creating an instance on the Google Cloud Compute Portal. This method also allows assigning multiple network interfaces to the VM instance. See Deploying FortiGate-VM using Google Cloud SDK.

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About FortiGate-VM for GCP

By combining stateful inspection with a comprehensive suite of powerful security features, FortiGate Next Generation Firewall technology delivers complete content and network protection. This solution is available for deployment on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

There are several ways to deploy FortiGate-VM on GCP:

Deployment method

Description

Google Cloud Marketplace

The FortiGate-VM listed on Google Cloud marketplace deployment currently supports one-arm mode (one network interface) only. See Deploying FortiGate-VM on Google Cloud Marketplace.

Google Cloud Compute Engine

Deploy a FortiGate-VM instance on Google Cloud Compute Engine from the custom image without using the Google Cloud Platform marketplace. See Deploying FortiGate-VM on Google Cloud Compute Engine. You must deploy FortiGate in this method when:

  • FortiGate is required to be deployed inline across multiple networks and multiple network interfaces must be assigned to the instance. The FortiGate marketplace launcher does not support assigning multiple network interfaces to a FortiGate instance. (This will be supported in the future). Google Cloud also does not allow changing the number of network interfaces after deploying VM instances.
  • You do not want to use the Google marketplace launcher. For example, you may want to use this deployment method if your organization does not allow you to browse marketplace websites in its IT policy.

Google Cloud SDK

Deploy a FortiGate-VM (BYOL) instance by using the Google Cloud SDK on your local PC. This is a method of deploying FortiGate-VM on GCP outside of the marketplace product listing and without creating an instance on the Google Cloud Compute Portal. This method also allows assigning multiple network interfaces to the VM instance. See Deploying FortiGate-VM using Google Cloud SDK.