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Pros
"The most valuable features are malware detection, integrates well with other solutions, and ease of use for all users.""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 VPN connection is the feature that I like the most.""The technical support from Fortinet and local vendors is good.""It is a feature-rich product that is easy to use and install without sacrificing security.""From Forticlient, the EMS, the central management is easy to use.""Fortinet FortiClient is not disruptive, and its interface is great. It has an in-built VPN, which is very useful.""Overall Fortinet FortiClient has good functionality."

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"Their split tunneling feature has been very valuable to our company since implementing the Perimeter 81 solution."

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Cons
"Its stability can be improved. It is not as reliable as I would like it to be. There are times when things don't work quite right. Our biggest pain point is not related to Fortinet FortiClient and the whole scheme of things. It is related to one of the additional services called FortiGuard. They are the arm that does all of the updates to definitions, keeps all the signatures updated, and responds to new threats and whatnot. What we have found is that they react quickly, but sometimes their solutions aren't compatible with all of the components of the Fortinet security suite, specifically around FortiSandbox.""While I cannot think of new features to add, it would be nice if the reports were improved, to have these sent automatically.""I think that FortiClient can enhance the multifactor authentication.""We'd like to be able to properly encrypt the data more effectively.""When we change our endpoint, we have to connect again, which means having to enter our credentials and permissions.""With Fortinet, some clients have to wait two to four days for a response. That is the biggest complaint from end customer about Fortinet's technical support.""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.""The solution should have faster turnaround when it comes to new technology."

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"I would suggest adding more networking and security features that allow more customization within their platform."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""We are using the free version of this product.""If we pay for the yearly package that includes the FortiGate firewall, then the FortiClient VPN license is included with it.""I don't have the licensing schema for the VPN solution because we just purchased the VPN gateway.""Its pricing is good. One thing that has always attracted us to the Fortinet range of products is that their pricing is very competitive. Our particular licensing is on a yearly basis. However, as part of this project, we did pre-purchase three years of maintenance and support at a fairly significant discount.""The solution's scalability is inexpensive.""Pricing is an area that I would like to see improved, as it could be lower.""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."

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"Overall I am very happy with the solution’s flexibility and pricing."

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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

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.

Perimeter 81 is a Zero Trust Network as a Service helping organizations to secure their network, cloud and application access, and protect their most valuable resources. Incorporating the highest standards of Zero Trust Security, Perimeter 81 seamlessly applies adaptive policies, based on device, identity and location, so that only authorized users are granted access to critical corporate resources. A pioneer in software-defined access technology, Perimeter 81 is among the first solution that can fully secure access to both managed and unmanaged devices. Unlike traditional hardware-based network security providers, Perimeter 81 provides greater network visibility, seamless on-boarding and automatic integration with all the major cloud providers. Furthermore, the solution can be fully deployed across a company’s network in less than 15 minutes, giving companies of all industries and sizes the power to be securely mobile and completely cloud-confident.

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Sample Customers
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Aqua Security, Cognito, Multipoint
Top Industries
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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%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm5%
Manufacturing Company4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise22%
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Fortinet FortiClient is ranked 1st in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 27 reviews while Perimeter 81 is ranked 8th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 1 review. Fortinet FortiClient is rated 8.4, while Perimeter 81 is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiClient writes "Provides good endpoint security at low price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Perimeter 81 writes "Affordable, secure, and allows me to manage all user access in one platform". Fortinet FortiClient is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiEDR, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and CrowdStrike Falcon, whereas Perimeter 81 is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Zscaler SASE, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Cato Networks and Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway.

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