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FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

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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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FortiGuard Web Filtering Service has proven to be an invaluable tool for users seeking to filter harmful and damaging websites. Users have …
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What is FortiGuard Web Filtering Service?

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service Technical Details

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David Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Rule-based web filtering
  • Categorised web filtering
  • Web sites are often miscategorised. I was regularly having to submit websites to the Fortinet review service to have them re-categorised correctly. So, users would report websites were blocked when they should not be. It happened a lot.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Quick turnaround for reclassifying websites
  • Effective web filtering
  • Easy to implement with a GUI
  • Some websites are classified as Meaningless content, especially links used in emails to unsubscribe from lists. Luckily FortiGuard Web Filtering Service is responsive about reclassifying those quickly.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
December 05, 2019

Easy to setup!!

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
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