FortiClient Alternatives and Competitors

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Joel Sadomba
Real User
IT Engineer at BAZ
Sep 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this program is the web filtering, because it allows me to control my users to be safe on the internet. I can put limitations on what I don't want them to surf on the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We had challenges with managing our use of in terms of daily usage. The moment we deployed FortiClient we were able to start managing our user's usage of the internet. I'd say it has greatly improved… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an improvement in the web filter, because I think it can be more user-friendly. For instance, if I want to authorize a user to access a certain website, it should be easy for that… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Symantec Endpoint Protection but then we decided to standardize our operation and then we started using FortiClient too. So instead of having each and every user using a different antivirus on… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a seven out of ten. My advice to others would be that they should standardize whatever they are running on their environment. If they are going for FortiClient, especially the 6.2… more»
Gerald Chege
Real User
ICT Officer at Kenyatta National Hospital
May 23 2019

How has it helped my organization?

Before we used this solution, our mail used to have a lot of spam and most of the time our main email account was blacklisted. Now it works well; we are whitelisted by all organizations, including… more»

What needs improvement?

They should provide bandwidth regulation so we can monitor and regulate bandwidth.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We pay on an annual basis. There are no additional fees, they mostly tell us what we have to pay. We have budgeted for it.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had SonicWall, but it was not stable. With the number of users we needed, SonicWall became a bit overwhelmed.

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to get Check Point, even without trying it first. Use it, and you will be very, very secure. Check Point guarantees the security and stability of your network. I would rate this solution… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at firewalls from Fortinet and Barracuda. We even brought guys here to test their solutions, but they were no match for Check Point. We are comfortable now with Check Point.
Reseller
IT Administrator at JNCI
Sep 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature I find most valuable is that this solution is pretty simple compared to Fortinet, which we used before we upgraded. It's really simple to use.

What needs improvement?

If you are not an IT expert, the solution is difficult to use. So it needs to be simpler for a non-IT person so that when you have an issue, you can you know that the solution is just a click away. Except for the more advanced things. So in… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of this program is okay compared to Cyberoam, SonicWall and the rest.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I've used Cyberoam and SonicWall, but I still prefer Sophos.

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution an eight out of ten. I strongly recommend it to others. If you want something simple to work with, Sophos makes it very simple for you to use. From the implementation to the end.
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