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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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
MichaelZhang
Real User
IT Director at Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Jul 30 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of FortiClient are that it can be integrated with Active Directory to the central authentication and that I can manage the permissions. When the user gets authenticated, I can assign a different VPN or network to… more»

What needs improvement?

I think that FortiClient can enhance the multifactor authentication. Currently, if you want to enable dynamic tokens with FortiClient authentication, you only have one option, which is supplied by Fortinet. You cannot integrate FortiClient… more»

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

FortiClient is quite reasonably priced. You can get the firewall box rather than just the SSL VPN box. When you purchase extra hardware, you are not restricted in the number of end users. This compares favorably to other solutions such as… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used several solutions. Previously, I worked with Cisco AnyConnect Access VPN and also Pulse VPN, which is originated by Juniper. We use these other solutions to access other organizations. It is not a decision to switch. These other… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are thinking to adopt the Fortinet SSL VPN, you have to consider the security level, because, by default, FortiClients can only integrate with FortiToken with a very limited license that will give you two. You can purchase additional… more»
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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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
Real User
ICT Officer 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»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
David Yang
Real User
Senior Director, Technical Support and Product Development at Exclusive Networks
Aug 10 2020

What is most valuable?

Fortinet FortiClient is not disruptive, and its interface is great. It has an in-built VPN, which is very useful.

What needs improvement?

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… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used to use Trend Micro, and it is pretty good. I have also used McAfee and a few different ones. McAfee is probably the worst in my opinion. It is very disruptive. Both Trend Micro and Fortinet FortiClient are non-disruptive. They are pretty much like Microsoft Essential. Once you set them up… more»

What other advice do I have?

Fortinet has acquired a company called enSilo, which is into EDR. As a result, Fortinet basically has EPP as well as EDR. Generally, a lot of EPPs cannot coexist, but Fortinet EPP and EDR can coexist, so that's a plus. I would rate Fortinet FortiClient a nine out of ten. It's very popular and easy… more»
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»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
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What is Fortinet 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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