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This FortiOS Handbook chapter contains the following sections:

Security Profiles overview describes Security Profiles components and their relation to firewall policies, as well as SSL content scanning and inspection. We recommend starting with this section to become familiar with the different features in your FortiGate unit.

Client Reputation explains how to track client behavior and report on activities that you determine are risky or otherwise noteworthy.

AntiVirus explains how the FortiGate unit scans files for viruses and describes how to configure the antivirus options.

Email filter explains how the FortiGate unit filters email, describes how to configure the filtering options and the action to take with email detected as spam.

Intrusion protection explains basic Intrusion Protection System (IPS) concepts and how to configure IPS options; includes guidance and a detailed table for creating custom signatures as well as several examples.

Web filter and FortiGuard Web Filter The first of these sections describes basic web filtering concepts, the order in which the FortiGate unit performs web filtering, and configuration. The second section describes enhanced features of the subscription-based FortiGuard Web Filtering service and explains how to configure them. We recommend reading both sections if you are using FortiGuard Web Filtering because settings you configure in one feature may affect the other.

Data leak prevention describes the DLP features that allow you to prevent sensitive data from leaving your network and explains how to configure the DLP rules, compound rules, and sensors.

Application control describes how your FortiGate unit can detect and take action against network traffic based on the application generating the traffic.