FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

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FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

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Easy to setup!!

7 out of 10
December 05, 2019
Right now, we have FortiGuard Web Filtering Sevice as a proof of concept project within our department. We're also using 1 test high …
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What is FortiGuard Web Filtering Service?

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

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What is FortiGuard Web Filtering Service?

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

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Score 7 out of 10
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We have used FortiGuard Web Filtering Service for around 4 years. We previously tried other software such as Squid Proxy, but it was not effective. Our problem was not solved until we tried using the FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall. There was no need to install a root certificate on the PCs, plus the category of website and antivirus protection was inside already. Previously when using Squid Proxy, we had to add the website names and compile them, which wasted a lot of time.
  • FortiGuard Web Filtering Service effectively protects websites. There is no need to install the root certificate on all PCs inside the network.
  • The database signature updates every hour, so we don't need to spend time updating the website to blacklist or whitelist.
  • It can protect very well. Whereas, some traditional proxies can not do that. For example, others can not block Youtube or Facebook.
  • It can also protect the search keyword, like in Youtube or other social media, Google, etc.
  • The functionality of FortiGuard is simple and easy to use but not advance.
  • The command line is difficult to use and understand.
I recommend FortiGuard [Web Filtering Service] for small and medium businesses. It is well suited if you need to block bad websites like pornography, so I especially recommend using it for schools. For example, you can implement a firewall between the public internet and your local network of computer labs, students, and staff.
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.
Took a little longer for support to get our problem solved, but when the upper tier tech support was involved, we got excellent customer support.
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.