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Pros
"The most valuable features of this solution are the IPS and the integration with ISE.""The simplicity of use is its most valuable feature. You can very clearly see things.""The stability of the solution is perfect. I believe it's the most stable solution on the market right now.""I am really satisfied with the technical support.""It is a very stable program.""The solution's integration capabilities are excellent. It's one of the best features.""It doesn't impact the devices. It is an agent-based solution, and we see no performance knock on cell phones. That was a big thing for us, especially in the mobile world. We don't see battery degradation like you do with other solutions which really drain the battery, as they're constantly doing things. That can shorten the useful life of a device.""Integration is a key selling factor for Cisco security products. We have a Cisco Enterprise Agreement with access to Cisco Email Security, Cisco Firepower, Cisco Stealthwatch, Cisco Talos, Cisco Threat Grid, Cisco Umbrella, and also third-party solutions. This is key to our security and maximizing operations. Because we do have the Email Security appliance and it is integrated with Threat Response, we have everything tied together. Additionally, we are using the Cisco SecureX platform, as we were a beta test for that new solution. With SecureX, we are able to pull all those applications into one pane for visibility and maintenance. This greatly maximizes our security operations."

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"The one feature of Palo Alto Networks Traps that our organization finds most valuable is the App ID service.""WildFire AI is the best option for this product.""The most valuable for us is the correlation feature.""They have a new GUI which is just fantastic.""It collects and caches and the knowledge of machine learning from different customers to take to the cloud. It makes it better to use for everybody. It allows for quick learning and updates and can, therefore, offer zero-day malware security. This sharing of metadata helps make the solution very safe.""Being a cloud solution it is very flexible in serving internal and external connections and a broad range of devices.""It integrates well into the environment.""The interface is easy to use and it is more up to date than our previous solution."

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"The most valuable feature is that it's easy to deploy. Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting are very easy.""The configuration is the most valuable feature.""It is very easy and useful. A normal user with basic information can easily connect to any environment.""From an application perspective, this solution is stable.""The solution's most valuable feature is its integration capabilities. The processing is fast and the reporting is also very good.""The initial setup of this solution is easy.""When the user gets authenticated, I can assign a different VPN or network to each user.""Compared to other similar solutions, it is faster in connecting."

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Cons
"In the next version of this solution, I would like to see the addition of local authentication.""The initial setup is a bit complex because you need to execute existing antiviruses or security software that you have on your device.""In the next release, I would for it to have back up abilities. I would like the ability to go back to a point in time to when my PC was uninfected and to the moment of when the infection happened.""The reporting and analytics areas of the solution need to be improved.""I would like more seamless integration.""The technical support is very slow.""I would recommend that the solution offer more availability in terms of the product portfolio and integration with third-party products.""Maybe there is room for improvement in some of the automated remediation. We have other tools in place that AMP feeds into that allow for that to happen, so I look at it as one seamless solution. But if you're buying AMP all by itself, I don't know if it can remove malicious software after the fact or if it requires the other tools that we use to do some of that."

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"It automatically detects security issues. It should be able to protect our network devices while operating autonomously.""The dashboard is the area that needs to improve so that we can have the ability to drill down without having to go elsewhere to verify results.""There are some third-party solutions that are difficult to integrate with, which is something that can be improved.""There's an overall lack of features.""The solution can never really be an on-premises solution based simply on the way it is set up. It needs metadata to run and improve. Having an on-premises solution would cut it off from making improvements.""The connection to the internet has not performed as expected.""I would like to see them include NDR (Network Detection Response).""Although I would say this product is highly-rated, it could probably do more because nothing does everything that you want."

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"The price could also use improvement.""The pricing could use improvement.""Technical support is awful. Their online response time is not prompt. They should not respond after four or five days. Their support guys are not competent enough. Small issues are taking time.""The memory check needs to be improved, giving better visibility into the run-time memory.""The pricing of the solution should be less expensive.""FortiClient is not communicating with the new version of the firewall.""I think that FortiClient can enhance the multifactor authentication.""When we change our endpoint, we have to connect again, which means having to enter our credentials and permissions."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The costs of 50 licenses of AMP for three years is around $9,360.""The price is very good.""The visibility that we have into the endpoint and the forensics that we're able to collect give us value for the price. This is not an overly expensive solution, considering all the things that are provided. You get great performance and value for the cost.""Whenever you are doing the licensing process, I would highly advise to look at what other Cisco solutions you have in your organization, then evaluate if an Enterprise Agreement is the best way to go. In our case, it was the best way to go. Since we had so many other Cisco products, we were able to tie those in. We were actually able to get several Cisco security solutions for less than if we had bought three or four Cisco security solutions independently or ad hoc.""In our case, it is a straightforward annual payment through our Enterprise Agreement.""Our company was very happy with the price of Cisco AMP. It was about a third of what we were paying for System Center Endpoint Protection.""There are a couple of different consumption models: Pay up front, or if you have an enterprise agreement, you can do a monthly thing. Check your licensing possibilities and see what's best for your organization.""The Enterprise Agreement is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Cisco products. In that vein, it was very affordable."

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"This is an expensive solution.""The pricing is a little high. It is per user per year.""We pay about $50,000 USD per year for a bundle that includes Cortex XDR.""This is an expensive solution.""Its pricing is kind of in line with its competitors and everybody else out there.""Every customer has to pay for a license because it doesn't work with what you get from a managed services provider.""The pricing is okay, although direct support can be expensive.""Our customers have expressed that the price is high."

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"The price is okay and competitive.""Fortinet requires you to buy a lot of product in order for you to have proper protection.""FortiClient is quite reasonably priced.""The pricing is reasonable.""The pricing is good because you get and end-to-end security solution in one package price.""The cost per port is very less as compared to the other technologies.""We are using the free version of this product.""Generally, Fortinet is not cheap. The features that are available for free are only for FortiClient VPN clients, not other solutions. It includes web security, antivirus, and one more feature."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is signature-based malware detection.
Top Answer: Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.
Top Answer: The GUI needs improvement, it's not good. There are false positives in emails. At times, the emails are blocked and… more »
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Top Answer: One of the main benefits of the solution is its intelligence to correlate the events into an incident.
Top Answer: The solution has inexpensive scalability, works very well and can communicate with other Fortinet devices.
Top Answer: The price of the solution depends on the type of firewall you have from FortiGate. I am satisfied with the price of the… more »
Top Answer: While I cannot think of new features to add, it would be nice if the reports were improved, to have these sent… more »
Comparisons
Also Known As
Cisco AMP for Endpoints
Cyvera, Cortex XDR, Palo Alto Networks Traps
FortiClient
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Overview

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is subscription-based, managed through a web-based management console, and deployed on a variety of platforms that protects endpoints, network, email and web Traffic. AMP key features include the following: Global threat intelligence to proactively defend against known and emerging threats, Advanced sandboxing that performs automated static and dynamic analysis of files against more than 700 behavioral indicators, Point-in-time malware detection and blocking in real time and Continuous analysis and retrospective security regardless of the file's disposition and Continuous analysis and retrospective security.

Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is the world's first detection and response app that natively integrates network, endpoint and cloud data to stop sophisticated attacks. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks accurately detects threats with behavioral analytics and reveals the root cause to speed up investigations.

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
Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial Bank
CBI Health Group, University Honda, VakifBank
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company19%
Government13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company22%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Computer Software Company14%
Healthcare Company10%
Mining And Metals Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Financial Services Firm21%
Consumer Goods Company16%
Comms Service Provider16%
Computer Software Company11%
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company20%
Government6%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise46%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise34%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise49%
REVIEWERS
Small Business58%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise21%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks vs. Fortinet FortiClient and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,768 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 8th in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 28 reviews while Fortinet FortiClient is ranked 13th in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 26 reviews. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.2, while Fortinet FortiClient is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks writes "Has a centralized console and does predictive analysis of malware". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiClient writes "Provides good endpoint security at low price". Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, SentinelOne and Darktrace, whereas Fortinet FortiClient is most compared with Fortinet FortiEDR, OpenVPN Access Server, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and McAfee Endpoint Security. See our Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks vs. Fortinet FortiClient report.

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