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Kenundrum
Contributor III

Manual signature updates while air-gapped?

Hi all,

I formatted a fortigate with 6.4.6 and air-gapped it for testing. I'm trying to update the onboard AV/IPS signatures. I've done this before on previous versions with no problem. I double-checked the directions at https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/6.4.6/administration-guide/200702/manual-updates and the interface I see doesn't have the buttons to to "upgrade database". Does the firewall need to "phone home" successfully before it will allow manual signature updates?

CISSP, NSE4

 

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Toshi_Esumi
Esteemed Contributor II

Does it have connection to FortiGuard server? It needs to know if it has the service after the formatting.

Kenundrum

Yes, I never let it connect anywhere after wiping it. I'll try that.

CISSP, NSE4