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The location of the FortiGuard update server that the FortiGate connects to can be set to either only servers in the USA only, or to the servers with the lowest latency.

On hardware FortiGate devices, the default is Lowest latency locations. On VM devices, the default is US only.

To configure the update server location in the GUI:
  1. Go to System > FortiGuard
  2. Scroll down to the Update Server Location section.
  3. Select US only or Lowest latency locations.
  4. Click Apply.
To configure the update server location in the CLI:
config system fortiguard
    set update-server-location {usa | any}
end

The location of the FortiGuard update server that the FortiGate connects to can be set to either only servers in the USA only, or to the servers with the lowest latency.

On hardware FortiGate devices, the default is Lowest latency locations. On VM devices, the default is US only.

To configure the update server location in the GUI:
  1. Go to System > FortiGuard
  2. Scroll down to the Update Server Location section.
  3. Select US only or Lowest latency locations.
  4. Click Apply.
To configure the update server location in the CLI:
config system fortiguard
    set update-server-location {usa | any}
end