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Table of Contents

Appendix A - FortiGuard Distribution Servers (FDS)

In order for the FortiManager to request and retrieve updates from FDS, and for FortiManager to serve as a FDS, please configure the necessary settings on all devices between FortiManager and FDS, or between FortiManager and FortiGate devices based on the items listed below:

  • FortiManager accesses FDS for antivirus and attack updates through TCP/SSL port 443.
  • If there is a proxy server between FortiManager and FDS, FortiManager uses port 80 to communicate with the proxy server by default and connects to the proxy server using HTTP protocol.
  • If FortiManager manages a FortiGate device located behind a proxy server, the proxy server permits TCP/SSL traffic to pass through via port 443.

FortiGuard Center update support

You can configure FortiManager as a local FDS to provide FortiGuard updates to other Fortinet devices and agents on your network. The following table lists which updates are available per platform/version:

Platform Version Antivirus AntiSpam Vulnerability Scan Software
FortiClient
(Windows)
  • 5.0.0 and later
  • 5.2.0 and later
  • 5.4.0 and later
  • 5.6.0 and later
ü   ü  
FortiClient
(Windows)
  • 4.3.0 and later
ü      
FortiClient
(Windows)
  • 4.2.0 and later
ü ü   ü
FortiClient
(Mac OS X)
  • 5.0.1 and later
  • 5.2.0 and later
  • 5.4.0 and later
  • 5.6.0 and later
ü   ü  
FortiMail
  • 4.2.0 and later
  • 4.3.0 and later
  • 5.0.0 and later
  • 5.1.0 and later
  • 5.2.0 and later
ü ü    
FortiSandbox
  • 1.2.0, 1.2.3
  • 1.3.0
  • 1.4.0 and later
ü      
FortiWeb
  • 5.0.6
  • 5.1.4
  • 5.2.0 and later
  • 5.3.0
ü      
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To enable FortiGuard Center updates for FortiMail version 4.2 enter the following CLI command:

config fmupdate support-pre-fgt-43

set status enable

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Appendix A - FortiGuard Distribution Servers (FDS)

In order for the FortiManager to request and retrieve updates from FDS, and for FortiManager to serve as a FDS, please configure the necessary settings on all devices between FortiManager and FDS, or between FortiManager and FortiGate devices based on the items listed below:

  • FortiManager accesses FDS for antivirus and attack updates through TCP/SSL port 443.
  • If there is a proxy server between FortiManager and FDS, FortiManager uses port 80 to communicate with the proxy server by default and connects to the proxy server using HTTP protocol.
  • If FortiManager manages a FortiGate device located behind a proxy server, the proxy server permits TCP/SSL traffic to pass through via port 443.

FortiGuard Center update support

You can configure FortiManager as a local FDS to provide FortiGuard updates to other Fortinet devices and agents on your network. The following table lists which updates are available per platform/version:

Platform Version Antivirus AntiSpam Vulnerability Scan Software
FortiClient
(Windows)
  • 5.0.0 and later
  • 5.2.0 and later
  • 5.4.0 and later
  • 5.6.0 and later
ü   ü  
FortiClient
(Windows)
  • 4.3.0 and later
ü      
FortiClient
(Windows)
  • 4.2.0 and later
ü ü   ü
FortiClient
(Mac OS X)
  • 5.0.1 and later
  • 5.2.0 and later
  • 5.4.0 and later
  • 5.6.0 and later
ü   ü  
FortiMail
  • 4.2.0 and later
  • 4.3.0 and later
  • 5.0.0 and later
  • 5.1.0 and later
  • 5.2.0 and later
ü ü    
FortiSandbox
  • 1.2.0, 1.2.3
  • 1.3.0
  • 1.4.0 and later
ü      
FortiWeb
  • 5.0.6
  • 5.1.4
  • 5.2.0 and later
  • 5.3.0
ü      
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To enable FortiGuard Center updates for FortiMail version 4.2 enter the following CLI command:

config fmupdate support-pre-fgt-43

set status enable

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