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"Preventing zero-day threats and extracting potential threats from incoming files with Threat Extraction is the most valuable feature for us.""Check Point SandBlast Network Solution provides signature-based as well as zero-day threat protection. Also sandboxing can be performed on an on-premise device, cloud as well as the combination of both. Threat emulation is done on multiple OS & verdict is provided.""The sandbox is able to scan files without adding a delay or compromising productivity.""When our workers are downloading software, SandBlast Cloud is useful to emulate the downloads that the workers are doing. Then, there are no threats coming into the company.""It provides a high rate of catching the zero-day advanced threats.""Threat Emulation gives networks the necessary protection against unknown threats in files that are attached to emails. The Threat Emulation engine picks up malware at the exploit phase before it enters the network. It quickly quarantines and runs the files in a virtual sandbox, which imitates a standard operating system, to discover malicious behavior before hackers can apply evasion techniques to bypass the sandbox.""You do not need to risk your network by using the in-line sandbox.""Threat extraction can help us to remove malicious content from documents by converting them to PDF."

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"It is not at all interesting for me as a standalone product, but as a product that is integrated with FortiGate with all features, it is actually a great tool and a great experience. I had test installed FortiClient working from home. I remembered and knew which web categories were denied or allowed. All those policies were correctly reflected standalone, for example, on my laptop.""The most valuable features are malware detection, integrates well with other solutions, and ease of use for all users.""What I like most about FortiClient is that it's easy to use. The way it displays information is very straightforward.""The solution has inexpensive scalability, works very well and can communicate with other Fortinet devices.""The ability to reroute traffic from the user, connecting you to the internet rather than passing through our network area, is very useful.""Compared to other similar solutions, it is faster in connecting.""It is a feature-rich product that is easy to use and install without sacrificing security.""The solution offers great stability."

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"Many Important controls are only available in CLI & very very complicated. All tecli command features should available on GUI so that it will become easy for normal users to monitor & control queue.""The file types that can be scanned are limited, which means that if the file type is not listed or enabled for the sandbox, they are bypassed and it can lead to a security issue.""I think Check Point provides standard time which ideally most other vendors take to identify behaviors of a file by sending them into a sandbox environment for inspection.""In Check Point SandBlast, improvement has to be made with respect to the GUI.""EDR and EPM solutions like Carbon Black or CyberArk have integrations with the cloud version of Sandblast, however, there must be on-premise Sandblast options also.""The Threat Emulation software blade significantly affects the performance of the NGFWs, we have a significant increase in the CPU and memory consumption.""We have noticed a slight performance hit when the Threat Emulation and Extraction features were enabled, but the protection trade-off is worth it for us.""I would like if it could emulate bigger files and somehow improve this usability. I don't know if this would be possible. However, if it was able to scan or emulate bigger files, then it would be safer for a company using it."

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"We'd like to be able to properly encrypt the data more effectively.""The solution should have faster turnaround when it comes to new technology.""The solution could improve by providing analytics or detailed reports.""I have yet to find the benefits of the latest upgraded version.""In terms of improvements, their SSL VPN tunnel can be a lot better. I've seen other products that have got much better VPN features than Fortinet. Some of my colleagues get this error called "License not available." When they get this error, they have to uninstall and reinstall it. This kind of problem is there, and sometimes, we have to open a case with Fortinet to resolve it. Their support is quick, so we are able to resolve and move forward. In terms of new features, when it is connecting, it should check the endpoint and say whether the end client is actually safe enough or whether there is a vulnerability. It should give a pop-up on the client itself. Because I'm on the admin side, I can also see this information in the log. However, if a non-IT user, such as a user from finance, is working on this and there is some problem, he or she would not know about this and would call IT admin to say that this is not working. If the users get a message explaining why and what is happening, it is easy for them to understand.""The user interface could be more inviting.""The solution can improve by adding new remote console or endpoint features to make the solution easier to use.""We do not use the solution every day and there are times when the new users have trouble reconnecting. The technology itself works but our users getting adopted to it is a major problem. Having the user adapt to the desktop landing page that it begins on is throwing them off a bit."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost is not significantly high and it can be negotiated during any purchase of NGFW.""Choosing the correct set of licenses is essential because, without the additional software blade licenses, the Check Point gateways are just a stateful firewall.""I think the overall cost for introducing Check Point with SandBlast was reasonable and competitive in the market."

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"Fortinet FortiClient comes free with the purchase of the FortiGate solution. There is a license required for this solution. You later can upgrade from the free version which will allow more endpoints. The cost of the license subscription is based on how many endpoints you require.""The licensing fee varies with what one is trying to accomplish. It can range from being free to costing several hundred thousand dollars per year.""The price is reasonable compared to competitors, it is very good.""Pricing is an area that I would like to see improved, as it could be lower.""The pricing is reasonable.""If we pay for the yearly package that includes the FortiGate firewall, then the FortiClient VPN license is included with it.""FortiClient is quite reasonably priced.""I don't have the licensing schema for the VPN solution because we just purchased the VPN gateway."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: You do not need to risk your network by using the in-line sandbox.
Top Answer: If you already have Check Point NGFW and it's underutilized and sized properly, there is a benefit both in terms of commercial/security and operation. This is because everything is available from a… more »
Top Answer: EDR and EPM solutions like Carbon Black or CyberArk have integrations with the cloud version of Sandblast, however, there must be on-premise Sandblast options also (due to the fact that there are… more »
Top Answer: Fortinet FortiClient is a feature-rich solution that is easy to use and deploy without sacrificing safety and security. It has a very fast connection rate and has a built-in VPN. With this solution… more »
Top Answer: I suggest Fortinet’s FortiEDR over FortiClient for several reasons. For starters, FortiEDR guarantees solid protection because it continually scans servers for emerging vulnerabilities, which gives me… more »
Top Answer: The solution offers great stability.
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Overview

Check Point’s evasion-resistant technology maximizes zero-day protection without compromising business productivity. For the first time, businesses can reduce the risk of unknown attacks by implementing a prevent-first approach. Learn More about Check Point Sandblast

FortiClient is a fabric agent that delivers endpoint protection, endpoint compliance, and secure access in a single, lightweight, lightweight client, providing visibility, information, and control to your endpoints. In addition, it enables secure, remote connectivity to the security fabric. It also integrates network and endpoint with segmentation and automation. FortiClient enables unified endpoint awareness by sharing endpoint telemetry with the security fabric. It is compatible with third-party EDR (endpoint detection and response and anti-malware solutions.

The FortiClient fabric agent can:

• Report on the status of a device, including firmware version and applications running.
• Send all suspicious files to a fabric sandbox.
• Enforce USB control, application control, URL filtering, and firmware upgrade policies.
• Provide application firewall service and malware protection.
• Enable devices to connect securely to the security fabric over either ZTNA tunnels or VPN (IPsec or SSL), both encrypted. The connection to the security fabric can be either a SASE service or a FortiGate next-generation firewall.

You can purchase FortiClient with one of three levels of capability:

Zero Trust security - The ZTNA edition enables both VPN and ZTNA encrypted tunnels, as well as USB device control and URL filtering.
Endpoint security - The EPP/APT edition adds AI-based NGAV (next-generation antivirus), application firewall, endpoint quarantine, and support for cloud sandbox.
Cloud-based endpoint security

Benefits and Features

• Fabric agent leverages integrations and provides telemetry information to the rest of the Fortinet security fabric.
• SAAS control and web/content filtering
• Dynamic access control helps with automation and simplifies compliance.
• Software inventory management enables visibility as well as management of licenses.
• Automated response detects and isolates any endpoints that may be compromised.
• ZTNA delivers better remote access and consistent application access policies
• Managed endpoint security services remotely assist with setup, configuration, deployment, vulnerability monitoring, and overall monitoring of endpoint security.

Reviews from Real Users:

IT Central Station users like that FortiClient is easy to use and integrates well with other solutions. They also appreciate the richness of its features and find it to be inexpensive in comparison to other products that require separate purchases for separate features.

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Sample Customers
Edenred, State Transport Leasing Company (STLC), Edel AG, Laurenty, Conseil Départemental du Val de Marne, Koch Media
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
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Security Firm15%
Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company23%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Financial Services Firm23%
Comms Service Provider18%
Consumer Goods Company14%
Computer Software Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company20%
Government6%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise39%
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Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise22%
Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point SandBlast Network vs. Fortinet FortiClient and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
554,676 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Check Point SandBlast Network is ranked 5th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 8 reviews while Fortinet FortiClient is ranked 14th in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 27 reviews. Check Point SandBlast Network is rated 8.2, while Fortinet FortiClient is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Check Point SandBlast Network writes "Automatically cleans known file types, can detect local file changes, and offers Zero-day attack protection". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiClient writes "Provides good endpoint security at low price". Check Point SandBlast Network is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Fortinet FortiSandbox, FireEye Network Security, Proofpoint Email Protection and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense, whereas Fortinet FortiClient is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiEDR, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and CrowdStrike Falcon. See our Check Point SandBlast Network vs. Fortinet FortiClient report.

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