Are you interested in gaining a better understanding of web filters and web filter override? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This blog post will provide a comprehensive overview of what web filters are, their key components, the default filters they offer, and much more. By the end of this post, you’ll have a solid grasp of web filters and their applications, as well as the ability to make informed decisions about how to use them effectively. Whether you’re an individual looking to safeguard yourself and your family online, or an organization seeking to secure your network, this post will provide valuable insights and practical tips to help you achieve your objectives.
So today I am going to elaborate on the basics of web filter in FortiGate firewall, and how to apply it to security policies and will also show you how to override web filter categories if the user wants to access a legitimate website but categories as blocked by default from FortiGuard global server.
Note: – you can customize these profiles as per your client requirements or can create a new one as shown in the top left option < +Create New >
Once this new profile is created as shown above you can apply it under the firewall policy shown below.
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