Viewing top websites and sources by category

You can use FortiGuard web categories to populate the category fields in various FortiView monitors such as FortiView Web Categories, FortiView Websites or FortiView Sources. To view the categories in a monitor, the web filter profile must be configured to at least monitor for a FortiGuard category based on a web filter and applied to a firewall policy for outbound traffic.

To verify the web filter profile is monitor-only:
  1. Go to Security Profiles > Web Filter.
  2. Double-click a web filter that is applied to an outbound traffic firewall policy. The Edit Web Filter Profile window opens.
  3. Ensure FortiGuard category based filter is enabled.

    In the image below, the General Interest - Business categories are monitor-only.

To create a Web categories monitor:
  1. Click Add Monitor. The Add Monitor window opens.

  2. In the Search field, type FortiView Web Categories and click the Add button next to the monitor name.
  3. In the FortiGate area, select the FortiGate(s) from the dropdown.
  4. In the Data Source area, click Best Available Device or Specify to select a device in the security fabric.
  5. From the Time Period dropdown, select a time period greater than Now.
  6. From the Sort By