2019-03-12T07:26:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Fortinet FortiClient?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiClient, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

The solution is on-premises and we have our own server. We have a database server and, for the moment, I don't have any issues with its resources. Perhaps, in the future, this will change. I would recommend the solution to others without hesitation. It works very well. The EMS is very nice. I rate Fortinet FortiClient as an eight out of ten.

2021-08-12T07:38:40Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution to others because it is easy to use and it detects threats well. I rate Fortinet FortiClient an eight out of ten.

2021-06-11T07:32:45Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

In summary, this is a good product and I can recommend it to others. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-05-18T12:14:38Z
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Top 20Real User

We are Fortinet partners. I would recommend the solution to other users and companies. It's a very useful tool and I have enjoyed working with it. It meets our expectations. I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

2021-04-30T13:21:55Z
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Top 5Reseller

It's a little harder to deploy on Mac devices. When I installed FortiClient, it didn't even work at the beginning. The user experience in Mac to check the antivirus and antispyware protection is not good. In order to work with FortiClient very well, you need to deploy the VPNs through FortiGate. So those who would like to use Fortinet FortiClient would need to evaluate the bandwidth capacity and how they are going to use a feature that's called split tunneling. That's the main thing they have to consider in order to design their requirements for the person who is going to develop and implement it on the customer's side. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Fortinet FortiClient at eight.

2021-04-28T18:11:43Z
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Top 20Real User

We are evaluating solutions to enhance the protection for the endpoint that has been installed on laptops or PCs, for when they take the laptop or PC out of our office and connected it to the internet. We want to find a comfortable solution for the ACL or EDR. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2021-02-26T14:56:32Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution. It works, and we are okay with it. I would rate Fortinet FortiClient an eight out of ten.

2021-02-25T11:08:09Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution. They are developing more EDP as it comes out, and they are staying on track with their development side and current trends. I would recommend others to talk to Fortinet Professional Services before using a local professional. What we found as part of our long implementation was that the local professionals generally have a very good grasp of one area but not in bringing the fabric together, where you have the EMS, Folder Manager, Sandbox, all the firewalls, and other things coming together. There may be some out there who are good at it, but we ran into a number that didn't have a grasp across the whole thing, and we ended up talking directly to Fortinet Professional Services. I would rate Fortinet FortiClient an eight out of ten.

2021-02-24T18:17:36Z
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Top 5Real User

I would advise looking into the EMS feature we are considering it right now, it is worth investing into. In the free base solution for FortiClient, you do not get to customize your VPN solution in the with the client. The current versions that are available for FortiClient they are quite old. If you want to use the solution to its potential, get the Enterprise Management System (EMS). Additionally, purchase the customization of the FortiClient tool, it is also beneficial. I gave this solution a seven out of ten because I would say its stability needs serious improvements, but on the upside it is relatively cheap to implement and free for basic features also well integrated into the Fortinet solution. To get my scoring up to a ten they need to have better stability. I rate Fortinet FortiClient a seven out of ten.

2021-01-29T13:26:07Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend that you have good preparation, and look into Fortinet Cookbook. You will have much more. I would rate Fortinet FortiClient a ten out of ten.

2021-01-27T09:53:32Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution, but it depends on the expectations of the users. There are so many solutions like Sophos and Palo Alto. We are looking for an extended solution to prevent unwanted problems with viruses on the internet. We would like to implement extended web security for other users, but we have a limited budget. We would like to implement FortiClient or Trend Micro USB key locket. We are expecting to get the price for Fortinet as well as Trend Micro endpoint security for about a hundred users. I would rate Fortinet FortiClient a seven out of ten.

2020-11-24T06:58:33Z
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Top 20Real User

I can recommend FortiClient to others who are interested in using it. I would rate FortiClient an eight out of ten. Nothing ever gets a ten. That would mean that it's perfect and there is no room for improvement. That is never the case with anything in life.

2020-11-18T12:19:50Z
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Top 10Real User

I can definitely encourage other people to use the FortiClient VPN. FortiClient is a pretty great solution for the VPN. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I can rate FortiClient as a seven-out-of-ten from my experience with this product over the past six months.

2020-09-21T06:33:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

If you want to know the product, or if you do not want to rely on the support, then you have to master the product. Basically, you should know in and out of the product, and you should have extensive knowledge about it. You'll get that knowledge only by working, provided you have the right tools to understand. I learned this tool by using it and going through the knowledge base. They have a knowledge base website, which has almost everything. You just need to apply a little bit of logic to understand what it is. I did not use technical support for help. We don't require anything extra because it has everything that is needed for current infrastructures. Whether it is the cloud infrastructure or the on-premises infrastructure, they have got everything inside it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-08-26T07:13:21Z
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Top 20Consultant

My advice to Fortinet is that they should make a change to FortiClient pricing. They should have a renewal price that is lower than the new purchase price. They should include the price bundle as a renewal price, like say you were purchasing UTM (Unified Threat Management) next year for support. They should include a renewal process in their pricing scheme, and not just treat all purchasing as a new contract. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate FortiClient as an eight-out-of-ten.

2020-08-19T07:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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 to use. That's why I have stayed with Fortinet FortiClient for ten years.

2020-08-09T07:19:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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 FortiToken licenses for the MFA, or you can change to another solution, or the final option is to have the security level compromised, where the users just have user passwords to get authenticated. If users share their password with other users then the account is compromised. You cannot use multifactor authentication to prevent or to mitigate that risk. If you choose to use FortiClient you have to consider that feature. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-07-29T07:45:55Z
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Real User

In terms of a traditional VPN, I can recommend this product. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-07-26T08:18:56Z
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Real User

This is a solution that I recommend. While there are some issues that need to be fixed, they are minor. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-09-29T07:27:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We are using the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend the solution. You can use it anytime, anywhere, even from the beach if you wanted to. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. It's very functional.

2019-09-27T04:38:00Z
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Real User

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 will help you to secure your environment. This is unlike other solutions, where you have the ability to buy a particular product and it will do its job from the start to the end. I'm thinking that they are trying to move to the McAfee model, where everything is a separate license that needs to be added. You have to buy a lot of product to get the perfect solution. For me, the suitability of a solution often comes down to the price. Nobody is going to complain about the installation. I will design the solution and it will be the most secure solution, ever. I would rate this solution a four out of ten.

2019-09-26T04:12:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend FortiClient. This is a really good security product in the market. They have good products which they are improving.

2019-09-26T04:12:00Z
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Real User

It's a good solution. It works fine. It's the right solution if you use Fortinet. If we didn't have Fortinet, we wouldn't use it. I would rate it an eight out of ten.

2019-09-24T05:43:00Z
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Real User

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

2019-09-24T05:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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 version, they need to standardize or upgrade their computer to standard specifications. I will also advise them to read the instructions so that they don't have any issues when they deploy FortiClient. They should plan accordingly before deploying FortiClient. Once they are sure about the policies they want to implement, they can proceed and deploy FortiClient. That would save them on deployment time and on troubleshooting if things go wrong. Proper planning is required before the deployment of FortiClient. One of the biggest lessons I learned after a long struggle, was when some of my users were being denied access to a certain website some were marked as malicious and some were not suitable for viewing. My initial thought was that the firewall was the problem and that it was blocking all these users from accessing these websites. But I later realized that it wasn't the firewall blocking them, but FortiClient.

2019-09-02T06:55:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-08-20T05:12:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2019-05-06T18:25:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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. It was a good product while I had it.

2019-03-12T07:26:00Z
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