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Appendix A - FortiGuard Distribution Servers (FDS)

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

  • 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 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:

Platform

Update Service

Query Service

FortiGate

FortiADC

FortiCache

FortiCarrier

FortiClient

FortiDeceptor

FortiDDoS

FortiEMS

FortiMail

FortiProxy

FortiSandbox

FortiSOAR

FortiTester

FortiWeb

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

  • 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 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:

Platform

Update Service

Query Service

FortiGate

FortiADC

FortiCache

FortiCarrier

FortiClient

FortiDeceptor

FortiDDoS

FortiEMS

FortiMail

FortiProxy

FortiSandbox

FortiSOAR

FortiTester

FortiWeb