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.
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This article explains how to download the Firmware of FortiGate manually into Fortinet's website and how to upload it to FortiGate.




Any supported version of FortiGate. In this article, the FortiGate is on 6.0.5 build 0268, and the aim is to download Firmware 6.0.6 build 0272 and upload it to the unit.


Go to then login to your account.
Go to Support -> Firmware download.

Choose 'FortiGate' under 'Select Product', select the 'Download' Tab and choose the 6.00 folder.
Choose the 6.0, since in this example the goal is to download the 6.0.6 build 0272 Firmware Version.
On Folder 6.0, choose the 6.0.6 build 0272 Folder.
Next, look for the appropriate FortiGate model (In this case: FGT100D).
Download the .out file by selecting HTTPS.
Once downloaded, Access the FortiGate GUI.
Go to Systems –> Firmware.
Then select Browse to upload the downloaded firmware.
Choose the Firmware that was downloaded.
Then, select the option 'Backup config and upgrade'. 
For new Firmware versions staring from 7.0 and above:
In the GUI, Go to System -> Fabric Management and select the FortiGate to upgrade and select the Upgrade option on the top or right-click on FortiGate and select the Upgrade option.


Select the File Upload option, and select Browse to upload the downloaded firmware.