Fortigate Tutorial – Default Protection Profiles


Fortigate Tutorial 3 – Default Protection Profiles


So you just started using your Fortigate and got the hang of it. You found out that it has some default Protection Profiles.

This tutorial will help you explain the Default Profiles that Fortinet sent its powerful firewall.


1. Strict

This profile applies default protection profiles for HTTP, FTP, IMAP, POP3, SMTP traffic

This protection profile is not normally used since it is to “harsh”

2. Scan

This one is good for virus scanning for the following network traffic: HTTP, FTP, IMAP, POP3 and SMTP traffic.

If your FG has a HDD then if this protection profile catches a virus it will automatically quarantine it.

3. Web

The Web protection profile applies virus scanning and web content blocking to HTTP traffic. This one is the one to use in case you do not define it yourself (as i do ūüėČ ).

4. Unfiltered

This is pointless. It doesn’t scan or block anything.


Hope this tutorial helped you.

Thank you,



7 Responses to “ “Fortigate Tutorial – Default Protection Profiles”

  1. gr0pequ0ter says:

    I was not able to find the default protection profile in FortiOS 4.0. Is this tip for FortiOS 3.0? Also, is the test based on 3.0?

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