Secure Web Gateway (SWG)

SWG: Enterprise-class protection against internet-borne threats

  • Safe web browsing
  • Visibility into encrypted internet traffic 
Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Firewalls
Available in:
  • Appliance
  • Virtual Machine
  • Cloud

Secure Web Gateway (SWG)

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) adoption is on the rise, with  at least 60% of internet sites using it as of January 2018. While this provides confidentiality, it’s also a great place for cybercriminals to hide malware. Industry reports indicate that 41% of malicious traffic leverages encryption. In addition, administrators lose visibility of data leaving the enterprise and can’t enforce data loss policies.

SWG protects against web attacks with URL filtering, visibility and control of encrypted web traffic via SSL inspection, and application of granular web application policies.

Fortinet is the first and only security vendor to earn Virus Bulletin’s VBWeb certification for web filtering effectiveness.

With SWG you can realize the benefits of a secure web gateway, while reducing the complexity of maintaining one.   

Secure Web Gateway is available in two variants:

  • FortiGate SWG
  • FortiProxy

SWG includes:

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Visibility into encrypted web traffic

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Flexible deployment modes covering inline, explicit, and transparent deployments

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Authentication of users and enforcement of compliance restrictions using granular web application policies

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Integration with NSS Recommended FortiSandbox and FortiClient endpoint technology to protect users from advanced attacks


FortiGate 7000 Series

FortiGate Secure Web Gateway (SWG): High-End

FortiGate 3000, 2000, and 1000 Series
FortiGate mid-range firewall 600D
FortiGate entry-level firewall

FortiGuard Labs Web Filtering

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