The Interfaces console lists the total number of interfaces connected to your network, how many sessions there are in each interface, and what sort of traffic is occurring, represented in both bytes sent and received, and the total bandwidth used.

This console can be filtered by Country, Destination Interface, Destination IP, Policy, Result, Source, and Source Interface. For more on filters, see Filtering options.

note icon Only FortiGate models 100D and above support the 24 hour historical data.

Scenario: Investigate traffic spikes per user

The wan1 interface is showing a higher amount of traffic than usual. A system administrator uses the console to inspect which user (as represented by an IP address) is creating the spike in traffic:

  1. Go to FortiView > Interfaces and double-click on wan1, or right click and select Drill Down to Details....
  2. The console will drill down to a summary page of wan1, showing how many bytes are being sent and received, how much bandwidth is being used, and how many sessions are currently using this interface. You see the IP address of the user that is showing the most amount of traffic under Source.
  3. You can further drill down to see the IP destination, the device, and the applications being used, and other options.