FortiGuard services can be purchased and registered to your FortiGate unit. The FortiGate must be connected to the Internet in order to automatically connect to the FortiGuard Distribution Network (FDN) to validate the license and download FDN updates.

The FortiGuard subscription update services include:

  • Antivirus (AV)
  • Intrusion Protection Service (IPS)
  • Application Control
  • Antispam
  • Web Filtering
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF)

To view FDN support contract information, go to System > FortiGuard. The License Information table shows the status of your FortiGate’s support contract.