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EMS Administration Guide

Configuring FortiGuard settings

  1. Go to System Settings > FortiGuard.
  2. Configure the following options:

    Server Location

     

    Configure FortiGuard server location to Nearest or US.

    If Nearest is selected, FortiClient EMS connects to the FortiGuard server whose IP address is provided by the DNS server.

    If US is selected, FortiClient EMS can only connect to FortiGuard servers available in the United States and does not attempt to access a FortiGuard server outside the U.S.

    Use FortiManager for client software/signature updates

    Turn on to use FortiManager or Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient for updating FortiClient software or signatures. You must specify the IP address or hostname for FortiManager or Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient as well as the port number.

     

    IP address/Hostname

    Enter the IP address/hostname.

     

    Port

    Configure the port number.

     

    Failover port

    Configure the failover port.

     

    Timeout

    Configure the timeout interval (in seconds).

     

    Failover

    Enable failover to FDN when FortiManager or Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient is not available.

  3. Click Save.

Configuring FortiGuard settings

  1. Go to System Settings > FortiGuard.
  2. Configure the following options:

    Server Location

     

    Configure FortiGuard server location to Nearest or US.

    If Nearest is selected, FortiClient EMS connects to the FortiGuard server whose IP address is provided by the DNS server.

    If US is selected, FortiClient EMS can only connect to FortiGuard servers available in the United States and does not attempt to access a FortiGuard server outside the U.S.

    Use FortiManager for client software/signature updates

    Turn on to use FortiManager or Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient for updating FortiClient software or signatures. You must specify the IP address or hostname for FortiManager or Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient as well as the port number.

     

    IP address/Hostname

    Enter the IP address/hostname.

     

    Port

    Configure the port number.

     

    Failover port

    Configure the failover port.

     

    Timeout

    Configure the timeout interval (in seconds).

     

    Failover

    Enable failover to FDN when FortiManager or Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient is not available.

  3. Click Save.