FortiGate Next Generation Firewall utilizes purpose-built security processors and threat intelligence security services from FortiGuard labs to deliver top-rated protection and high performance, including encrypted traffic.
Article Id 257418
Description This article describes the procedures to create a web filter to block words to be searched on Google's website.
Scope FortiGate v6.2+,v 6.4+, v7.0+ andv 7.2+.
  1. Access the FortiGate and then go to Security Profiles -> Web Filter.
  2. Select 'Create New':



  1. Edit the Web Filter, scroll down the page briefly, and go to 'Static URL Filter'.
  2. Enable the option 'URL Filter' and then select 'Create New':


In this example, all searches on Google related to the word 'game' are blocked. Type the URL following the example below, it is possible to block any word search:




  1. Go to 'Policy & Objects -> Firewall Policy' and create or edit the firewall policy responsible for allowing communication from the LAN towards the Internet:




  1. In the firewall policy, scroll down under 'Security Profiles', enable the 'Web Filter' and select the newly created profile, and set inspection to 'Proxy Mode'.


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  1. Make sure also to enable the deep-inspection profile in the 'SSL Inspection', this is essential.
  2. In this example we are using Chrome so we need to disable 'Quic' protocol in Chrome
  • In the URL type:  chrome://flags
  • In search type, quick.
  • Select Disable.




  1. All searches from the machines using the Policy above will be denied the search for the blocked word:




It is possible to block any word on any search engine, just make sure to follow the template above and follow all the steps.