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What happens when FortiGuard licenses expire?

The renewals team needs to know what happens on a FortiGate when FortiGuard is expired. Let’s say web filtering is enabled in a firewall policy but FortiGuard is expired. What happens? I have got a lot of different answers. Some of them are:

  • It will pass all traffic without filtering
  • It will halt all web traffic because web filter service is disabled without licensing
  • It will still filter but not have the latest web filter categories

Please let me know if you have any information to share.

Thanks!

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What happens if the FortiGuard contract is expired:

If the license is not renewed FortiGuard webfilter, FortiGuard category based web filtering will stop working.

However, if there is Static URL filtering applied, that will be still working as per the configured entries.

ref: https://community.fortinet.com/t5/FortiGate/FortiGuard-license-is-expired-log-messages/ta-p/190821#:~:text=What%20happens%20if%20the%20FortiGuard,as%20per%20the%20configured%20entries.

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