Custom Application & IPS Signatures

Creating a custom IPS signature

The FortiGate predefined signatures cover common attacks. If you use an unusual or specialized application or an uncommon platform, add custom signatures based on the security alerts released by the application and platform vendors.

You can add or edit custom signatures using the GUI or the CLI.

To create a custom signature
  1. Go to Security Profiles > Intrusion Prevention.
  2. Select [View IPS Signatures]
  3. Select Create New to add a new custom signature.
  4. Enter a Name for the custom signature.
  5. Enter the Signature. For information about completing this field, see Custom signature syntax and Custom signature keywords.
  6. Select OK.