web filtering


We've now reached the User layer in our Layered Security series. This article is part one of two, because there's a lot going on with this layer. If you haven’t been following this series, you can catch up by using the link above or by checking out the PDF version, which contains all previous articles.   The User Layer (Part 1) We’ve finally reached the user layer, which in many ways is the most important and also the most difficult. As mentioned before, 80-90% of the threats to your network can come... [Read More]
by RSS Victoria Martin  |  Apr 18, 2015  |  Filed in: Security Q & A
If you're a small to mid-size Enterprise, you have seen the headlines about increasingly advanced, and targeted, attacks but you may not be sure how to protect your network and data. Or you might be thinking you're too small to attract targeted attacks. Or even if you may be a target you think you can't afford to deploy Next Generation Firewalls. Today, Fortinet announced the availability of the new FortiGate-300D and 500D. These new models extend our top-rated NGFW line, setting a new level in affordability and threat protection with 5x Next Generation... [Read More]
by RSS Tamir Hardof  |  Jul 09, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Web Filtering is one of your first lines of network defense, preventing known threats from reaching your network so your other security features can handle the unknown threats, and preventing users from accessing content that could be distracting, a drain on bandwidth, or a liability risk. Below is a collection of videos to introduce you to Web Filtering, using FortiOS 5.0. User-specific Web Filtering This video introduces you to the concept of web filtering, and provides an example of how it can be used to grant or limit access based on user... [Read More]
by RSS Jonah Davidson  |  May 08, 2014  |  Filed in: Security Q & A
Recently, IDC released their latest forecast and vendor share report of the "Worldwide Web Security 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares." According to IDC, the worldwide Web security market reached $2 billion in 2012. It's worthwhile to note that this is a highly competitive field with a lot of vendor offerings in this space. And why? Because Web security plays an important role in any organizations' "defense in depth" posture. As IDC defines it, Web security includes such products as URL filtering, web antimalware, web application... [Read More]
by RSS UnAttributed  |  Aug 08, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
At Fortinet, we have created an innovative approach to web filtering that combines the advantages of cloud-based services with a layered response caching option - our FortiGuard web filtering services. FortiGuard data centers around the world contain a massive URL categorization database. These data centers receive rating requests from FortiGate units, typically, through browser-based URL requests. In combination with local profile configurations, the appropriate action - allow, deny, and monitoring - the FortiGate unit determines how... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 16, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research