Avast Small Business Solutions vs. FortiClient

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avast Small Business Solutions
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Avast offers their business class antivirus application, simply Avast Business Antivirus, which the vendor boasts as having a 100% malware detection rate and a centralized management platform to monitor threats network-wide across all connected endpoints, in editions for Windows, MacOS, and Windows Server.
$26.67
per year
FortiClient
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Fortinet offers FortiClient, their endpoint security system emphasizing automated advanced threat protection, security fabric integration, secure remote access, endpoint quarantine, and a comprehensive reporting dashboard.N/A
Pricing
Avast Small Business SolutionsFortiClient
Editions & Modules
Avast Essential Business Security
$29.67
per year per seat
Avast Essential Business Security
$29.67
per year per seat
Avast Premium Business Security
$37.40
per year per seat
Avast Premium Business Security
$37.40
per year per seat
Avast Ultimate Business Security
$45.42
per year per seat
Avast Ultimate Business Security
$45.42
per year per seat
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Avast Small Business SolutionsFortiClient
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Avast Small Business SolutionsFortiClient
Top Pros
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Features
Avast Small Business SolutionsFortiClient
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Avast Small Business Solutions
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Ratings
FortiClient
9.4
17 Ratings
11% above category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings9.115 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings9.713 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings9.215 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings9.212 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings9.412 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings9.412 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings9.714 Ratings
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User Ratings
Avast Small Business SolutionsFortiClient
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(16 ratings)
9.4
(26 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(11 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avast Small Business SolutionsFortiClient
Likelihood to Recommend
Avast Software
If a company is in
need of an anti-virus that would help them in saving their data against all
kinds of virus attacks then Avast is just a witty option. The utilization of
cyberspace is inevitable and it is necessary to make it secure and Avast is a
good option. There can be multiple powerful antivirus tools but the price of it
is highly suitable and is the cheapest among its competitors.
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Fortinet
FortiClient is really well suited for providing remote employees super quick access to a local network without needing much technical know-how. The virus scanning and web-blocking is also really great at making sure to keep the spam, ads, and other malicious web connections at bay. I have not run into any specific scenario that FortiClient has not been well suited - All of the scenarios in which I have used FortiClient have all functions really well for me.
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Pros
Avast Software
  • Avast Business Antivirus does particularly well detecting any threads in real time in order to it's live scanner that's constantly detecting any changes in your system.
  • Avast Business Antivirus is very good with your system resources saving you time when you are on demanding tasks that can make your system slow.
  • Avast Business Antivirus is amazing keeping constantly updated with latest virus and threads definitions that can harm your system keeping it secure all the time.
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Fortinet
  • [FortiClient] splits the traffic very well. For example, when users connect a VPN to the office they are connecting to the internal system which uses VPN traffic. If users access the public internet they use the internet traffic, but [Fortinet] does not route this traffic back to the office.
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Cons
Avast Software
  • Alerts - these are handy for sure, but some alerts, when turned on, can flood your Inbox. I'd like to see a more granular approach that sets limits on how many times an alert will be delivered.
  • Fingerprint access on the mobile app would be awesome.
  • Aside from that, some of the menu paths are not straightforward. Like the install client creation can only be done from the dashboard (to my knowledge) when it should be done from the policy and/or device pages. Make the interface a little more intuitive.
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Fortinet
  • font way too small on login, unable to select an option, for example, to see each letter of password as typed promotes errors at login
  • login errors and failure rate extremely high as [reported] by all our physicians and other providers: not infrequently one will have to return to office after hours in order to complete charts or access charts to answer patient after hours questions
  • frequent disconnects in spite of excellent internet signal
  • unacceptable interruptions in patient care
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Likelihood to Renew
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Fortinet
Because the software is very simple and easy to use, very efficient, and has a stable connection that allows the user to perform tasks without problems. Also, this software does not need to be configured by IT technicians, since it comes with a very developed and understandable set up guide.
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Usability
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Fortinet
Usability is pretty solid. It is not as easy to manage and adjust if you are not a trained IT professional, which requires smaller companies without IT staff to reply on outsourced IT partners. The user interface is a bit clunky, but you can generally figure out what you need to do, it just takes a little bit of time and effort.
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Support Rating
Avast Software
I gave this rating because after using this fantastic product. Everything is under my control and also all my databases are secure enough and also quite convenient to be managed. Thus, it’s a really good application in each and every regard that totally supports me in the best way.
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Fortinet
FortiClient is a security suite with which we can keep our equipment well-protected. And it is that in a system like Windows, which is always the target of all kinds of attacks, it is not enough to have a simple antivirus.
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Alternatives Considered
Avast Software
We once had an experience of using the AVG AntiVirus Business Edition for eight months and we experienced something surprising that it was not effective and active much as the prices were also too low as compared to Avast Business Antivirus. In short, to explain, Avast Business Antivirus is just [an] amazing antivirus and is working well enough with our organization to protect our systems. From our side, Avast is the best antivirus platform to experience by any organization.
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Fortinet
Meraki MX has a much more basic set of features compared to FortClient and the Fortinet ecosystem of devices and software. Setting up a FortiGate with FortiClient can take a little more time, but the feature set is much richer. We use Meraki MX is a few offices, but are now converting many of them over to the FortiClient and Fortinet suite of security devices and software.
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Return on Investment
Avast Software
  • With Avast Business Antivirus, we can focus on other things and not worry about virus and malware attacks
  • The cost of deploying Avast Business Antivirus is low compared to what we can spend in the event of a malware or virus attack
  • While it is not the cheapest option, it is worth the cost considering the level of protection and all the features that it offers.
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Fortinet
  • The free version of FortiClient VPN works great.
  • The fact that we have to pay for any version beyond 6.0.3 to connect to our firewalls that we already pay for licensing on is a little silly.
  • There is some support overhead with our clients and users to keep the software updated since it doesn't upgrade to new major versions automatically.
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ScreenShots

Avast Small Business Solutions Screenshots

Screenshot of Avast Business Hub - Online Management Console for Avast Small Business Solutions.Screenshot of Device client UI - Ransomware Shield