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JoelSadomba
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»
Consultant
Consultant at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Sep 26 2019

What is most valuable?

From an application perspective, this solution is stable.

What needs improvement?

I feel that this product is more to bolster their marketing, rather than its use for actual synchronization. This solution is not able to deliver interprocess visibility when it comes to the endpoint, and this is something that needs to be… more»

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

Fortinet requires you to buy a lot of product in order for you to have proper protection.

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

I have worked with, and am familiar with many security solutions. These include Palo Alto, Fortinet, Malwarebytes, Sophos, and Carbon Black.

What other advice do I have?

When it comes to Fortinet, the users are not a big fan of their current model. Bit by bit, they pull you into to buying the entire security fabric. You have to buy a lot of product, and a lot of licenses, to enable all of the features which… more»
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Raul Rivera
Real User
Cybersecurity Engineer at GFR Media
Apr 03 2019

What needs improvement?

We had some issues using IPsec as a remote tunnel protocol and we had to change those configurations from IPsec to SSL. That was the only issue we had with FortiClient during the four years we used it. Everybody else is doing AI, machine learning, self-healing, next-generation features. They should… more»

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

Licensing was free up to ten users and after that, it was pretty reasonable.

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

Before FortiClient we were using Microsoft RAS, Remote Access Server. We moved to FortiClient when we installed the Fortinet firewalls.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise someone considering this solution to use as much functionality as possible on the endpoint. I would rate it a seven out of ten. It fills remote access needs. I give it a seven because of the issues we had between IPsec and SSL. I also give it a seven for its cost, which is very low… more»
ITopsassis9887
Real User
IT/Operations Assistant at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 20 2019

What is most valuable?

It is basically an anti-virus solution, but it is also very useful in that it tends to target all the vulnerabilities on the system, such as windows updates and application updates. Primarily it is used for Adobe related products and other… more»

What needs improvement?

Initially, the support was very poor. It is getting better, but they should continue to improve this. Currently, we are having issues where the antivirus is blocking an item, but it is almost impossible to disable the antivirus. If the user… more»

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

Previously we used Symantec's End Point protection. Forticlient is easier in that it is less demanding on our organization's hardware resources. We previously used ESET also.

What other advice do I have?

The functionality of the solution is pretty good. I think with every version the solution gets dramatically better. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have previously used Symantec and ESET. I have not considered evaluating other options, but I update the information on the previous options I have used, and I'm following the latest trends.
Avraham Sonenthal
Real User
Senior Network Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
May 08 2019

What is most valuable?

This is a standard VPN client, and it works for our requirements.

How has it helped my organization?

This allows us to connect with our client who uses the FortiGate Firewall solution.

What needs improvement?

I haven't found that that solution does anything amazing. There is nothing special about it. It works trouble free just like any other client.

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

Anyone can download this product for free, but you have to have a FortiGate gateway that you are connecting to.

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

The other one that we use is AnyConnect, which is for the majority of our remote users. Only one of our partners requires us to use FortiClient.

What other advice do I have?

This product is not terrible, but I don't have any basis in which to say that it is good. Because we don't really have any problems with it, I would rate this product a ten out of ten.
Real User
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it's easy to deploy. Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting are very easy.

What needs improvement?

My customers say they need a consultation to fully integrate services. This needs improvement. I would like to see better integration. The price could also use improvement. In the next release, some of our clients said that while they can… more»

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

We also Cisco and Sophos solutions as well.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a nine out of ten. Not a ten because nothing is perfect.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at FortiGate.
Real User
Systeem / Netwerkbeheerder at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Sep 24 2019

What do you think of FortiClient?

What is our primary use case?

We use the private deployment model of this solution. Our cloud provider is Microsoft. Our primary use case of FortiClient is for administrative purposes.

What is most valuable?

The configuration is the most valuable feature. It is also simple and easy to use. 

What needs improvement?

The pricing could use improvement. It should be cheaper.  The reporting can also always be better. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using FortiClient for a few months now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have around ten users using this solution. They are primarily system administrators. We require only three people for the maintenance. 

How are

Yash Rana
Real User
Manager IT at OTE
Sep 26 2019

What do you think of FortiClient?

What is our primary use case?

We implement FortiClient software for our VPN users. We have so many important users who connect through the VPN from their offices and home. We are using the latest version.

How has it helped my organization?

We use it configure the user's gateway and set up authentication through our firewall site. Then, we ask the user to login. Once the authentication get approved, the user will get access to resources. 

What is most valuable?

It is very easy and useful. A normal user with basic information can easily connect to any environment.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the product for many years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It…
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What is FortiClient?

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.
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