FortiGuard Web Filtering Service Reviews

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Tony Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 05, 2019

Easy to setup!!

Score 7 out of 10
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Right now, we have FortiGuard Web Filtering Sevice as a proof of concept project within our department. We're also using 1 test high school, 1 test middle school, and 1 elementary school included in the pilot.
  • Easy Implementation.
  • Worked well with most of the apps we use.
  • GUI was easy to use.
  • Interface was not easy for some other users, but after they got it down, it worked well.
  • Took a little while to get help from support. Had to call the project manager to get help. But they took care of the issue after the fact.
I think for an enterprise company FortiGuard Web Filtering Service is an ideal solution. For a school district, maybe not so much. That's only because we have a wide arrange of apps we want to be filtered.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use the FortiGuard Web Filtering Service on our Firewalls at all locations, branches, and enterprises. We are using multiple different configurations of the service to maintain separate rule sets for our different types of networks and users. The integration with our firewalls and FortiManager allow a seamless experience for the user across all of our sites.

Business Problems it Addresses
  • Phishing -- protects our users from inadvertent compromise, as it typically is the mechanism that catches phishing attempts.
  • Prevents damaging types of non-work related browsing.
  • Secures our guest wireless, preventing illegal activity.
  • Allows for logging of user activity if needed.
  • The logging provided in FortiGuard Web Filtering Services is fantastic. It allows you to capture all requisite information. I personally have my log view set to show address accessed, time browsed, user, machine, all IP addresses involved, computer name, site Category, and the action taken.
  • In 4 years I have had to report 6 incorrect website ratings. Every time I've reported an issue, there has been an update to the site listing by the next morning.
  • Creating separate rule sets is simple, allowing for easy management of different groups of users.
  • The method for allowing individual overrides is clunky, but it functions. A clean way to allow individual overrides (with the ability to set a timer) would be fantastic.
FortiGuard Web Filtering Service has served us well for protecting both business and guest networks. We currently have multiple tiers on the business side running different rule sets, and some shared custom groups allowing us to manage access with as much granularity as we desire.
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About FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

Fortinet headquartered in Sunnyvale, California offers the FortiGuard Web Filtering Service, a web content filter.
Categories:  Web Content Filtering

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