Fortinet FortiClient Review

Non-disruptive with a great interface


What is most valuable?

Fortinet FortiClient is not disruptive, and its interface is great. It has an in-built VPN, which is very useful.

What needs improvement?

There isn't much to improve in terms of features and comparison with other vendors. It just needs to stay more up to date in catching the malware. 

The user interface may be improved, which would be a minor enhancement. Unlike central management, in endpoint security, the end users don't need to keep looking at the endpoint user interface. The technology is the most important thing in endpoint security. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for over ten years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Fortinet FortiClient is very good in terms of stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I don't find any problem at all. I can have one user or ten users. Scalability pretty much remains the same.

How are customer service and technical support?

I never had to call their support. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used to use Trend Micro, and it is pretty good. I have also used McAfee and a few different ones. McAfee is probably the worst in my opinion. It is very disruptive. 

Both Trend Micro and Fortinet FortiClient are non-disruptive. They are pretty much like Microsoft Essential. Once you set them up, you never bother with the user interface. The interface stays in the background and does not interrupt the daily work.

What other advice do I have?

Fortinet has acquired a company called enSilo, which is into EDR. As a result, Fortinet basically has EPP as well as EDR. Generally, a lot of EPPs cannot coexist, but Fortinet EPP and EDR can coexist, so that's a plus.

I would rate Fortinet FortiClient a nine out of ten. It's very popular and easy to use. That's why I have stayed with Fortinet FortiClient for ten years.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

6.3.0
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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