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"The solution is very scalable. It just depends on the number of licenses an organization has. The enterprise management console is related to the number of clients, and the client interface itself is free to download.""I think the solution is highly scalable.""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."

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"I can safely say this is one of the best solutions I have seen for VPN access. It can achieve what other vendors may not be able to. This product will train you about exactly what an SSL should be. You can leverage it to do whatever you wish, the way you wish to do it. This is the solution if you want a perfectly scalable product for your enterprise that can help your mobile users and integrate with the latest technologies.""The most valuable feature is being able to securely connect and use virtual desktops."

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"Initially, the support was very poor. It is getting better, but they should continue to improve this.""I would like to see an improvement in the web filter, because I think it can be more user-friendly.""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."

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"Zero test FDP (Fraud Protection and Prevention) should be improved.""This solution normally works but at times, we have had trouble with connectivity."

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"An annual license costs about 1.5 to 3,000 US dollars. There are no additional costs.""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."

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"The cost of the product is high, but worth it because of the utility and great product support."

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Top Answer: This solution makes it easier to work from home.
Top Answer: The pricing is good and licensing is paid on a yearly basis. Licensing for FortiClient is included with the VPN and the FortiGate firewall. If we pay for the yearly package that includes the FortiGate… more »
Top Answer: I am troubleshooting some errors that I have had with the VPN and they are difficult to resolve. In the next release, I would like to see an additional layer of security added.
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Overview

Securing your endpoints against sophisticated threats on a myriad of devices can be very challenging:

  • Managing separate endpoint features is complex and time-consuming.
  • Disparate security products don't share intelligence, resulting in slow threat response.
  • Lack of InfoSec expertise to effectively administer endpoint security can let threats slip through your defenses.
The Pulse Connect Secure enables you to give employees, partners, and customers secure and controlled access to your corporate data and applications including file servers, Web servers, native messaging and e-mail clients, hosted servers, and more from outside your trusted network using just a Web browser.
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Sample Customers
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Axcient, Baloise Group, Cygate, Catholic University of America, Datec Inc, Revlon, Santa Monica Networks, 7-Eleven
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider18%
Consumer Goods Company18%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company19%
Government6%
Educational Organization4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise23%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiClient vs. Pulse Connect Secure and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Fortinet FortiClient is ranked 1st in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 25 reviews while Pulse Connect Secure is ranked 9th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 2 reviews. Fortinet FortiClient is rated 8.0, while Pulse Connect Secure is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiClient writes "Provides good endpoint security at low price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pulse Connect Secure writes "The flexibility enables us to design solutions well, save effort and cost, and better support customers". Fortinet FortiClient is most compared with Fortinet FortiEDR, OpenVPN Access Server, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Microsoft Defender Antivirus and Sophos Intercept X, whereas Pulse Connect Secure is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Cisco IOS SSL VPN, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), SonicWall SMA and Citrix Gateway. See our Fortinet FortiClient vs. Pulse Connect Secure report.

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