Fortinet FortiClient Pros and Cons

Fortinet FortiClient Pros

Senior Network & Security Solution Architect Consultant at Corenet Inc
It is a feature-rich product that is easy to use and install without sacrificing security.
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Senior Manager at PARTEX STAR GROUP
It supports securely connections for VPN users from outside our environment during the lockdown.
It seems to be more scalable than we thought.
The technical support from Fortinet and local vendors is good.
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IT Engineer at BAZ
I think the solution is highly scalable.
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JJ
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Starting from FortiGate and from the EMS server, you have to begin at the endpoint, and that's the most useful thing about using FortiClient.
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MS
Lead Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
We find the VPN features valuable.
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Senior Information Security Consultant at Future Telecom
It has a very easy-to-use interface. It has ease of management, and all the modules are there. SKUs are also easily identifiable. Whatever is required in the firewall is already there in it. It's very advanced, and analytics reporting is very good. They also have cloud reporting. You get all the services that are available for your device in the cloud. You just have to subscribe. It's very easy. There's a lot of demand for this solution because it's an all-in-one solution. The throughput is very high.
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BK
IT Manager/systems engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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.
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SB
Director at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
The VPN has proven to be quite useful.
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IT Director at Guangdong Technion Institute of Technology
When the user gets authenticated, I can assign a different VPN or network to each user.
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NH
Director of Information Technology at a real estate/law firm with 201-500 employees
Having a centralized console is a valuable feature. The Fortinet fabric is also very valuable where all different pieces talk together to secure our network and track the North, South, East, and West movement of files and data through our network.
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Fortinet FortiClient Cons

Senior Network & Security Solution Architect Consultant at Corenet Inc
Technical support needs to determine priority level based on the cases rather than the support package bundle.
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Senior Manager at PARTEX STAR GROUP
It takes too long to install.
The user interface could be more inviting.
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IT Engineer at BAZ
I would like to see an improvement in the web filter, because I think it can be more user-friendly.
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JJ
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The deployment status is not good in Mac devices and sometimes in Windows-based devices using GPO, like Active Directory, that are not on the local network.
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MS
Lead Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
There is lagging in some of the authentication tools to support the newer versions, this is happening because they are not supported.
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Senior Information Security Consultant at Future Telecom
The only thing that is lacking in this product is the support. Their support can be improved.
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BK
IT Manager/systems engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
For buying or deploying it with additional features, apart from VPN client, web security, or antivirus, I would like to see the USB key blocking function included in this solution for endpoint security. For endpoint security, you need antivirus and all of the features included in antivirus software these days, web security, and USB key locking feature. If it is implemented in a way that in one package, you have all the primary features needed for security these days, it would be nice. All of those features will probably be additionally charged as it is a web security feature on FortiClient.
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SB
Director at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
We'd like to be able to properly encrypt the data more effectively.
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IT Director at Guangdong Technion Institute of Technology
I think that FortiClient can enhance the multifactor authentication.
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NH
Director of Information Technology at a real estate/law firm with 201-500 employees
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.
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Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiClient. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2021.
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