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Inspection mode differences for web filter

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This section identifies the behavioral differences between Web Filter operating in flow and proxy inspection.

Feature comparison between Web Filter inspection modes

The following table indicates which Web Filter features are supported by their designated inspection modes.

FortiGuard Category-Based Filter Category Usage Quota Override Blocked Categories File Filter Search Engines Static URL Filter

Rating Option

Proxy Option

Proxy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Yes

Flow Yes (1) No Yes (2) No No Yes

Yes

No

  1. Local Category and Remote Category filters do not support the warning and authenticate actions.
  2. Local Category and Remote Category filters cannot be overridden.

This section identifies the behavioral differences between Web Filter operating in flow and proxy inspection.

Feature comparison between Web Filter inspection modes

The following table indicates which Web Filter features are supported by their designated inspection modes.

FortiGuard Category-Based Filter Category Usage Quota Override Blocked Categories File Filter Search Engines Static URL Filter

Rating Option

Proxy Option

Proxy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes

Yes

Flow Yes (1) No Yes (2) No No Yes

Yes

No

  1. Local Category and Remote Category filters do not support the warning and authenticate actions.
  2. Local Category and Remote Category filters cannot be overridden.