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Device Firmware and Security Updates

The FortiGuard Distribution Network (FDN) provides FortiGuard services for your Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system and itsFortiClient agents. The FDN is a world-wide network of FortiGuard Distribution Servers (FDS), which update the FortiGuard services on your Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system on a regular basis so that your Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system is protected against the latest threats.

To view and configure these services, go to FortiGuard Server > Settings.

In FortiGuard Management, you can configure the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system to act as a local FDS, or use a web proxy server to connect to the FDN. Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient systems acting as a local FDS synchronize their FortiGuard service update packages with the FDN, then provide FortiGuard these updates and look up replies to your private network’s devices. The local FDS provides a faster connection, reducing Internet connection load and the time required to apply frequent updates to many devices.

FortiGuard Management also includes firmware revision management. To view and configure firmware options, go to FortiGuard Server > Firmware Images.

Before you can use your Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system as a local FDS, you must:

  • Register your devices with Fortinet Customer Service & Support and enable the FortiGuard service licenses. See your device documentation for more information on registering your products.
  • Enable and configure the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system’s built-in FDS. For more information, see Configuring network interfaces.
  • Connect the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system to the FDN.

    The Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system must retrieve service update packages from the FDN before it can redistribute them to FortiClient agents. For more information, see Connecting the built-in FDS to the FDN.

  • Configure each FortiClient endpoint to use the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system’s built‑in FDS as their override server.

This section contains the following topics:

For information on current security threats, virus and spam sample submission, and FortiGuard service updates available through the FDN, including antivirus, IPS, web filtering, and email filtering, see the FortiGuard Center website, https://fortiguard.com.

Device Firmware and Security Updates

The FortiGuard Distribution Network (FDN) provides FortiGuard services for your Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system and itsFortiClient agents. The FDN is a world-wide network of FortiGuard Distribution Servers (FDS), which update the FortiGuard services on your Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system on a regular basis so that your Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system is protected against the latest threats.

To view and configure these services, go to FortiGuard Server > Settings.

In FortiGuard Management, you can configure the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system to act as a local FDS, or use a web proxy server to connect to the FDN. Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient systems acting as a local FDS synchronize their FortiGuard service update packages with the FDN, then provide FortiGuard these updates and look up replies to your private network’s devices. The local FDS provides a faster connection, reducing Internet connection load and the time required to apply frequent updates to many devices.

FortiGuard Management also includes firmware revision management. To view and configure firmware options, go to FortiGuard Server > Firmware Images.

Before you can use your Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system as a local FDS, you must:

  • Register your devices with Fortinet Customer Service & Support and enable the FortiGuard service licenses. See your device documentation for more information on registering your products.
  • Enable and configure the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system’s built-in FDS. For more information, see Configuring network interfaces.
  • Connect the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system to the FDN.

    The Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system must retrieve service update packages from the FDN before it can redistribute them to FortiClient agents. For more information, see Connecting the built-in FDS to the FDN.

  • Configure each FortiClient endpoint to use the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system’s built‑in FDS as their override server.

This section contains the following topics:

For information on current security threats, virus and spam sample submission, and FortiGuard service updates available through the FDN, including antivirus, IPS, web filtering, and email filtering, see the FortiGuard Center website, https://fortiguard.com.