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FortiProxy: Secure Web Gateway

Enterprise-class protection against internet-borne threats and Advanced Web Content Caching

Available in:
  • Appliance
  • Virtual Machine
  • Cloud

Secure and optimize your network

As attacks become more versatile, organizations need an integrated approach to secure from malicious web traffic, websites, and viruses. Fortinet's secure web gateway, FortiProxy, addresses these issues with one, unified product to protect against web attacks with URL filtering, advanced threat defense, and malware protection. Defend end-users from internet-borne threats and enforce policy compliance.

Secure Web Gateway addresses a set of overlapping security problems within one product. Using one solution which protects against web attacks with URL filtering, advanced threat defense and malware protection to defend users from internet-borne threats and help enforce internet policy compliance.


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FortiProxy Secure Web Gateway Demo

In this video we will introduce you to some of the features and capabilities of Fortinet's Secure Web Gateway, FortiProxy.

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FortiProxy Product Details

FortiProxy is a secure web proxy that protects employees against internet-borne attacks by incorporating multiple detection techniques such as web filtering, DNS filtering, data loss prevention, antivirus, intrusion prevention, and advanced threat protection. FortiProxy helps to reduce bandwidth demands and optimize the network with content and video caching.

FortiProxy is a high-performance proxy with physical and virtual appliances deployed on site to serve organizations of all sizes. 



FortiProxy Models and Specifications

SWG is available in different form factors with many different models to choose from to meet your needs ranging from hardware appliances to VM options that be deployed in your datacenter.


Hardware Appliances
FortiProxy 400E
License Capacity
500-4,000 Users
4x GE RJ45
FortiProxy 2000E
License Capacity
2,500-15,000 Users
2x 10 GE SFP+, 2x GE SFP ports, 2x GE RJ45 ports
FortiProxy 4000E
License Capacity
10,000-50,000 Users
4x 10 GE SFP+, 2x GE SFP ports, 4x GE RJ45 ports
Virtual Machines
FortiProxy VM
License Capacity
100-25,000 Users
1 / 10 (Minimum/Maximum)

FortiGuard Security Services for FortiProxy

FortiProxy employs multiple FortiGuard services to protect users against the latest web threats and to enforce compliance.  One of the key services is FortiGuard Web Filtering, which is the only web filtering service in the industry that is VBWeb certified for security effectiveness by Virus Bulletin.



FortiGuard Antivirus protects against the latest viruses, spyware, and other content-level threats. It uses industry-leading advanced detection engines to prevent both new and evolving threats from gaining a foothold inside your network and accessing its invaluable content.

Application Control

Improve security and meet compliance with easy enforcement of your acceptable use policy through unmatched, real-time visibility into the applications your users are running. With FortiGuard Application Control, you can quickly create policies to allow, deny, or restrict access to applications or entire categories of applications.

FortiSandbox Cloud

FortiSandbox Cloud Service is an advanced threat detection solution that performs dynamic analysis to identify previously unknown malware. Actionable intelligence generated by FortiSandbox Cloud is fed back into preventive controls within your network—disarming the threat.

Intrusion Prevention

FortiGuard IPS protects against the latest network intrusions by detecting and blocking threats before they reach network devices.

Web Filtering

Protects your organization by blocking access to malicious, hacked, or inappropriate websites.

FortiProxy Secure Web Gateway Demo

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Fortinet FortiProxy product demo

With the increase in SSL web traffic, zero-day malware, and growing number of social websites, enterprises are turning to secure web gateways to protect employees from internet-borne attacks. 

This demo lets you explore the key FortiProxy features such as SSL Inspection, DNS and web filtering, web application control, authenticated web access and detailed reporting. 

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FortiProxy FAQs

What is FortiProxy?

FortiProxy is a Fortinet secure web gateway (SWG) solution designed to provide visibility, compliance, web security, and threat protection for organizations of all sizes.

What is the licensing model?

Licensing model pricing for FortiProxy

Each hardware/VM comes with advanced caching and WAN optimization features—there is no license for these features. The SWG Protection Bundle includes all of the security services and is licensed per number of users. Content analysis is an optional service, which is also licensed per number of users and should be equal to the number of SWG protection bundle licenses.    

What does the SWG Protection Bundle and Content Analysis include?

  1. SWG Protection is a bundle license. It includes all the important SWG functionality such as:
    • web filtering and DNS filtering
    • application control
    • DLP
    • Antivirus
    • Botnet (IP/Domain)
    • IPS
    • FortiSandbox Cloud
  2. Content Analysis is an add-on service that detects ‘toxic’ visual content within specific threat categories, such as pornography and graphic violence content in images and videos.
  3. Include advanced caching and WAN-optimization.

SWG Protection bundle has a lot of services. Can the services be purchased individually?

  1. No, services in the bundle can’t be purchased individually.
  2. SWG Protection bundle offers a huge advantage, as our competitors charge for each individual service separately. 

How does Fortinet compare with other SWG vendors?

  1. Some major SWG vendors are very expensive. They charge for each add-on service and the renewals are costly.
  2. All-Inclusive license, no need for any other fee for each add-on/module 
  3. No need to add external HW or special license for Caching and WAN-Optimization (such other vendors) 
  4. SSL-HW in each FPX-HW to gain high SSL Inspection performance and CP9 for boost