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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 Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system acting as an FDS synchronizes its local copies of FortiGuard update packages with the FDN when it is scheduled to poll or update its local copies of update packages.

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 Server > 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 polling:
  1. Go to FortiGuard > Settings.
  2. Click the arrow to expand FortiGuard Web Filter Settings.
  3. In Polling Frequency, select the number of hours and minutes of the polling interval.
  4. Click Apply.

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 Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system acting as an FDS synchronizes its local copies of FortiGuard update packages with the FDN when it is scheduled to poll or update its local copies of update packages.

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 Server > 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 polling:
  1. Go to FortiGuard > Settings.
  2. Click the arrow to expand FortiGuard Web Filter Settings.
  3. In Polling Frequency, select the number of hours and minutes of the polling interval.
  4. Click Apply.