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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avira Antivirus

It is good for organizations that need an AV solution that does really well in AV detection/performance tests, and also has a good track record for using little system resources on the client machine.It is less suited for organizations that want an AV product that is historically used by the industry or is known as an industry standard (e.g. Microsoft products, etc).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

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.
Evan Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Avira Antivirus
FortiClient
8.9
Anti-Exploit Technology
Avira Antivirus
FortiClient
7.5
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Avira Antivirus
FortiClient
8.8
Centralized Management
Avira Antivirus
FortiClient
9.1
Hybrid Deployment Support
Avira Antivirus
FortiClient
9.2
Infection Remediation
Avira Antivirus
FortiClient
8.9
Vulnerability Management
Avira Antivirus
FortiClient
9.2
Malware Detection
Avira Antivirus
FortiClient
9.4

Pros

Avira Antivirus

  • It detects adware (sometimes you just need some ease of advertisement) and phishing.
  • It has Webguard, that allows us to block access to malicious websites.
  • It scans email (POP3 and SMTP), an everyday tool I personally use.
  • It has Bootable RescueCD, wich helps to remove malware and system recoveries.
  • It has a very high detection rate and a very fast scanning engine.
Floyd Peterkin Bennett | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

  • FortiClient is easy to set up and get running on Windows 10.
  • You can set up and connect very quickly and, according to you connection's reliability, it never goes down.
  • It's fast (not much overhead) and doesn't impact the computer's performance even on the system's start-up.
Saira Sandoval | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avira Antivirus

  • For the use that I currently give to my laptop it works very well, but it can fail if your way of surfing the web is careful and you dedicate yourself to visit infected forums, download files from any part, or use bad programs.
Aura Munguia Cepeda | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

  • 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
John Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avira Antivirus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiClient

FortiClient 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avira Antivirus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiClient

FortiClient 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avira Antivirus

Avira Antivirus 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Since the product runs really well overall, and I haven't really run into any major issues, I have not had a need to contact the vendor directly for support. I have perused the vendor's site for other support channels, and they do have a number of good support options, such as submitting a request, KB articles, and Community forums. One support option that does not seem to be available (or might be really hard to find) is a direct line to call for phone support. As an individual or business member you can submit a request via a web form, which then will be sent to the tech support team, at which point they will call you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

FortiClient 9.2
Based on 14 answers
The FortiNet team is fantastic. We've spent a lot of time with them over the years (albeit not often because their products are great) and every technician we get is very attentive and is willing to work with you until the end. We had an issue when trying to roll out an SSO solution, and had some trouble with the new MFA requirements for our VPNs, and they worked with our SSO vendor for as long as it took to get the job done.
Eric Engardio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avira Antivirus

F-Secure despite being a good antivirus when it comes to protecting home equipment does not act the same for business protection because its performance is much lower as well as its ease of use while Avira meets these requirements and its protection is much more complete and efficient, since not only acts against common threats but it is also optimal to protect against advanced threats and the one that works in real time makes the virus detection rate much more efficient before any other antivirus, that is why It is ideal for the protection of business teams
Michelli Capecchi | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

AnyConnect would disconnect randomly. One of the main reasons for switching was a vulnerability in the client that Cisco had no plans on patching. We would have to constantly address the vulnerability once a quarter after our vulnerability scans.
Charlie Eich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avira Antivirus

  • I have not had serious infections due to viruses or Trojans. In addition, every time a malicious code is downloaded, Avira detects it and blocks it fast enough. So, I have not had to re-format my PC, I have not lost documents that I had stored on disk C, and of course, I have not lost time trying to recover the data from my PC.
  • I've also been able to install it on not-so-powerful PCs, so its users have been able to continue using their computers without any problem and also avoid serious infections.
george wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

  • AV (as well as every other security product) are generally all negative impact non-ROI. FortiClient is the same. The good thing is that it is less expensive than other similar products and thus less negative.
  • From an administrative standpoint we have also spent very little time on care and feeding of the product so the manpower cost is also less.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Avira Antivirus

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

FortiClient

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avira Antivirus
8.7
FortiClient
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Avira Antivirus
FortiClient
9.0

Usability

Avira Antivirus
FortiClient
8.0

Support Rating

Avira Antivirus
8.0
FortiClient
9.2

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