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note icon If there is a menu you believe your FortiGate model supports that does not appear in the GUI as expected, go to System > Feature Selectand ensure the feature is enabled. For more information, see Feature Select.

The GUI contains the following main menus, which provide access to configuration options for most FortiOS features:

Dashboard The dashboard displays various widgets that display important system information and allow you to configure some system options.

For more information, see Dashboards.
FortiView A collection of dashboards and logs that give insight into network traffic traffic, showing which users are creating the most traffic, but what sort of traffic it is, when the traffic occurs, and what kind of threat the traffic may pose to the network.

For more information, see the FortiView handbook.
Network Options for networking, including configuring system interfaces and routing options.
System Configure system settings, such as administrators, FortiGuard, and certificates.
Policy & Objects Configure firewall policies, protocol options, and supporting content for policies, including schedules, firewall addresses, and traffic shapers.
Security Profiles Configure your FortiGate's security features, including AntiVirus, Web Filtering, and Application Control.
VPN Configure options for IPsec and SSL virtual private networks (VPNs).
User & Device Configure user accounts, groups, and authentication methods, including external authentication and single sign-on (SSO).
WAN Opt. & Cache Configure WAN optimization and web caching to improve performance and security of traffic passing between locations on your wide area network (WAN) or from the Internet to your web servers. This menu only appears on FortiGate models that support this feature.

For more information, see the WAN Optimization, Web Cache, Explicit Proxy, and WCCP handbook.

WiFi & Switch Controller Configure the unit to act as a wireless network controller, managing the wireless Access Point (AP) functionality of FortiWiFi and FortiAP units.

On certain FortiGate models, this menu is called WiFi & Switch Controller and has additional features allowing for FortiSwitch units to be managed by the FortiGate.
Log & Report Configure logging and alert email as well as reports.
Monitor View a variety of monitors, including the Routing Monitor, VPN monitors for both IPsec and SSL, and monitors relating to wireless networking.