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Solved: What is the different between Proxy Sessions and Sessions

This article describes the difference between Proxy Sessions and Sessions.


In the FortiProxy dashboard, there are 2 widgets for Proxy sessions and Sessions.

Proxy sessions: sessions on which Security Function(s) are applied e.g. WF, AV, Application Control.

Proxy sessions related to the max licensed sessions and can be checked by:

# diagnose wad license detail

Sessions: all sessions including proxy sessions and other sessions such as sessions in which Security Function(s) are NOT applied, sessions between FortiProxy and external server such as authentication server, sessions between admin and FortiProxy, etc.

It is possible to check sessions by the command:

# diagnose sys session list

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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