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The FortiGuard URL Filtering Service provides comprehensive threat protection to address threats including ransomware, credential-theft, phishing, and other web-borne attacks. It uses AI-driven behavior analysis and correlation to block unknown malicious URLs almost immediately, with near-zero false negatives.

The service leverages industry-leading threat intelligence from FortiGuard Labs. 66 million malicious/phishing/spam URLs are blocked by FortiGuard Labs, through approximately 307 million categorized URLs. The service utilizes a database of hundreds of millions of URLs classified into 90+ categories to empower granular web controls and reporting. It also includes support for encrypted traffic (including TLS 1.3) to enable compliance and acceptable usage.

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Quickly Stop Web-borne Threats

The FortiGuard URL Filtering Service is the only web filtering service with years of continuous VBWeb awards certified for security effectiveness by Virus Bulletin.
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Consistent Web Security Across the Network

FortiGuard URL Database Categories are based upon the web content viewing suitability of three major groups: enterprises, schools, and home/family. They also take into account requirements for internet management. The categories are defined to be easily manageable and patterned to industry standards.

Each category contains websites or web pages that have been assigned based on their dominant web content. A website or webpage is categorized into a specific category that is likely to be blocked according to its content. When a website contains elements in different categories, web pages on the site are separately categorized.

Web Filtering Categories

Fortinet Security Fabric Integrations

The strength of Fortinet's platform-driven approach is to enable coordinated workflows including response while customers benefit from a globalized network effect across Fortinet’s worldwide install base. The FortiGuard URL Filtering Service is integrated into the following Fabric solutions:


Stopping Web-borne Threats Across the Fabric

FortiGuard URL Filtering Use Cases

Features and Benefits


Block access to malicious links or hacked websites by leveraging a database of hundreds of millions of URLs


Meet compliance requirements for both CIPA and BECTA


Block access to certain websites or content that is not necessary for the network's operations


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