Fortinet FortiClient Room for Improvement

JavedBashir
Senior Network & Security Solution Architect Consultant at Corenet Inc
The improvement required for Fortinet is that they must increase RAM in low-end Firewalls. because low-end Firewalls come with very low RAM, due to low RAM users faced performance issues when increase user traffic, that can cause performance issues. even we know other vendors are using a minimum of 04 GB RAM. But Fortinet for their low-end entry-level box is using only one/two GB RAM. That is very low and can be a performance issue. If we compare the performance based on their datasheet, it does not really meet the full requirements. For example, if we are using the FG-60F Network Security Firewall 10xGE, the throughput is 10 gigs. But the memory is two GB. Two GB of memory is too low to handle the throughput. So they should increase the memory in the box. Fortinet can gain end customer confidence. View full review »
Muhammed Amimul Ehsan
Senior Manager at PARTEX STAR GROUP
This product is very good. Graphically, it is okay, but this may be one area where it could be better. It should be more graphically inviting. It is okay as it is, but it could be improved. If I compare FortiClient VPN and OpenVPN, FortiClient VPN takes too much time while installing on someone's computer or laptop. I do not know why that is. The installation takes too much time compared to OpenVPN. OpenVPN is a very light software. It is installed in a couple of seconds. It does not make sense that FortiClient takes so long to install. I just feel it is a problem that could be addressed. View full review »
JoelSadomba
IT Engineer at BAZ
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 user to edit those websites on the exempted list. But sometimes I find that my users can't do that when I am not at the office. Due to the fact that some of our users operate remotely, it sometimes happen that they can't access a specific website. Then I have to go through all the websites, or dive into the users machine just so that I can change the configuration. I therefore think it should be a little bit easier for a user to add a certain website to the exempted list. Something else that should be worked on, is the compatibility issues between versions 6.2 and 6.0, because it is not easy to upgrade your firewall to the latest version with admin. If you want to upgrade, you need a hardware change. View full review »
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reviewer1257849
Senior Information Security Consultant at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The only thing that is lacking in this product is the support. Their support can be improved. View full review »
MichaelZhang
IT Director at Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology
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 VPN with Google authenticator or Microsoft authenticator, it's impossible. I think that they can improve this module. In the next release of this solution, if they could improve the MFA, it would be a perfect solution. View full review »
reviewer1140780
Consultant at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
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 done. Other solutions, such as Carbon Black, are able to do this. The memory check needs to be improved, giving better visibility into the run-time memory. The anti-exploitation engine needs enhancement. When it comes to Windows processes and protocols, they need to be included in a more effective way. As it is now, they simply have a checkmark beside it. They have visibility of the protocol, for Windows and the operating system communication, but they are not offering the same level as other solutions, such as Sophos, when it comes to the endpoint. The level of data protection provided by this system is inconsistent. View full review »
Raul Rivera
Cybersecurity Engineer at GFR Media
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 incorporate more next-generation features. View full review »
reviewer895482
ICT Officer at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
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 wants to lift these priveledges they can't. Some options are not changeable. You cannot switch off a blockage even temporarily. I understand why it is like that, but I would like to give less control to these important processes because right now it is very complicated to turn off the protection even for testing purposes. View full review »
Avraham Sonenthal
Senior Network Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
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. View full review »
David Yang
Senior Director, Technical Support and Product Development at Exclusive Networks
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 looking at the endpoint user interface. The technology is the most important thing in endpoint security. View full review »
reviewer925785
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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 select different customers, they get confused and they would like to also see the logo of the company. The name is written but they want to see the logo as well. View full review »
reviewer936201
Systeem / Netwerkbeheerder at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The pricing could use improvement. It should be cheaper. The reporting can also always be better. View full review »
CTO2ad3
CTO at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
I would like simplicity in the being able to configure the software to use it without a lot of effort. View full review »
reviewer1389021
Workplace Support Services at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
When we change our endpoint, we have to connect again, which means having to enter our credentials and permissions. Also, we are facing some connectivity issues after changing our mode of connection to a public base. It's slow in reconnecting. I would like to see changes to the speed in the end-user connectivity improved in the next release of FortiClient. View full review »
MohamedSalah1
Presales Engineer at soulco
The pricing of the solution should be less expensive. It would be nice if you could connect to three or four sites at a time. View full review »
MahmoudYounes
Network Security Manager at Onix-it solutions
FortiClient is not communicating with the new version of the firewall. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiClient. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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