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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Scheduling updates

Keeping the built-in FDS up-to-date is important to provide current FortiGuard update packages and rating lookups to requesting devices. This is especially true as new viruses, malware, and spam sources pop-up frequently. By configuring a scheduled update, you are guaranteed to have a recent version of database updates.

A FortiManager system acting as an FDS synchronizes its local copies of FortiGuard update packages with the FDN when:

  • you manually initiate an update request by selecting Update Now
  • it is scheduled to poll or update its local copies of update packages
  • if push updates are enabled, it receives an update notification from the FDN.

If the network is interrupted when the FortiManager system is downloading a large file, it downloads all files again when the network resumes.

To schedule antivirus and IPS updates:
  1. Go to FortiGuard > Settings.
  2. Click the arrow to expand FortiGuard Antivirus and IPS Settings; see FortiGuard antivirus and IPS settings.
  3. In Polling Frequency, select the number of hours and minutes of the polling interval.
  4. Click Apply.
To schedule Web Filtering and Email Filter polling:
  1. Go to FortiGuard > Settings.
  2. Click the arrow to expand FortiGuard Web Filter and Email Filter Settings.
  3. In Polling Frequency, select the number of hours and minutes of the polling interval.
  4. Click Apply.

If you have formatted your FortiManager system’s hard disk, polling and lookups will fail until you restore the URL and email filter databases. For more information, see Restoring the URL or antispam database.

Scheduling updates

Keeping the built-in FDS up-to-date is important to provide current FortiGuard update packages and rating lookups to requesting devices. This is especially true as new viruses, malware, and spam sources pop-up frequently. By configuring a scheduled update, you are guaranteed to have a recent version of database updates.

A FortiManager system acting as an FDS synchronizes its local copies of FortiGuard update packages with the FDN when:

  • you manually initiate an update request by selecting Update Now
  • it is scheduled to poll or update its local copies of update packages
  • if push updates are enabled, it receives an update notification from the FDN.

If the network is interrupted when the FortiManager system is downloading a large file, it downloads all files again when the network resumes.

To schedule antivirus and IPS updates:
  1. Go to FortiGuard > Settings.
  2. Click the arrow to expand FortiGuard Antivirus and IPS Settings; see FortiGuard antivirus and IPS settings.
  3. In Polling Frequency, select the number of hours and minutes of the polling interval.
  4. Click Apply.
To schedule Web Filtering and Email Filter polling:
  1. Go to FortiGuard > Settings.
  2. Click the arrow to expand FortiGuard Web Filter and Email Filter Settings.
  3. In Polling Frequency, select the number of hours and minutes of the polling interval.
  4. Click Apply.

If you have formatted your FortiManager system’s hard disk, polling and lookups will fail until you restore the URL and email filter databases. For more information, see Restoring the URL or antispam database.