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The FortiGuard Antivirus Service delivers automated updates that protect against the latest polymorphic attacks, viruses, spyware, and other content-level threats. Based on patented Content Pattern Recognition Language (CPRL), the anti-malware engine is designed to prevent known and previously unknown malware variants.

Proven Protection Against the Latest Threats

FortiGuard AntiVirus leverages a comprehensive technology stack that includes signature-based detection, heuristic and behavior-based detection, and AI- and ML-driven analysis. 

The subscription service protects your network, endpoints, and cloud deployments from a wide range of malware. It attaches to many Fortinet products including FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs), FortiMail, FortiWeb, FortiClient, and FortiSandbox.

Improve Security Posture

The FortiGuard Antivirus Service can significantly improve your security posture. The service can lower the risk of data breaches and malware infections, reduce security overhead costs, and stop ransomware and zero-day attacks.

CPRL - A Key Differentiator

The FortiGuard Antivirus Service uses content pattern recognition language (CPRL), which is more efficient and accurate than traditional signature-based detection methods. The advantage of CPRL is that it can identify malware that does not have a signature file because CPRL is not limited to matching specific strings of code.

Our antivirus service uses CPRL in combination with other technologies such as AI and ML, enabling CPRL to identify malware that would otherwise go undetected, helping protect organizations from a wider range of malware threats.

Fortinet Security Fabric Integrations

The strength of Fortinet's platform-driven approach is to enable coordinated workflows including response while customers benefit from a globalized network effect across Fortinet’s worldwide install base. The FortiGuard Antivirus Service is integrated into the following Fabric solutions:

FortiGuard Antivirus Service Use Cases

The FortiGuard Antivirus Service is a comprehensive antivirus solution that helps organizations of all sizes protect their critical assets from malware. 

Features and Benefits

Real-time updates

FortiGuard Antivirus delivers real-time updates for up-to-date protection


Proprietary content pattern recognition language increases efficiency, accuracy, and coverage

Security Fabric Integration

The AV service provides protection against malware at different stages

Artificial Intelligence

FortiGuard Antivirus uses AI to detect and block malware, even evasive malware powered by AI

Zero-day Threat Protection

In coordination with FortiSandbox, the FortiGuard Antivirus Service protects organizations against zero-day threats


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