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Web filter

This section describes FortiGate web filtering for HTTP traffic. The three main parts of the web filtering function, the Web Content Filter, the URL Filter, and the FortiGuard Web Filtering Service interact with each other to provide maximum control over what the Internet user can view as well as protection to your network from many Internet content threats. Web Content Filter blocks web pages containing words or patterns that you specify. URL filtering uses URLs and URL patterns to block or exempt web pages from specific sources. FortiGuard Web Filtering provides many additional categories you can use to filter web traffic.

The following topics are included in this section:

  • Web filter concepts
  • Inspections Modes
  • FortiGuard Web Filtering Service
  • Overriding FortiGuard website categorization
  • SafeSearch
  • YouTube Education Filter
  • Static URL Filter
  • Web content filter
  • Advanced web filter configurations
  • Configuring Web Filter Profiles
  • Web filtering example