Avira Prime vs. FortiClient

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avira Prime
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Avira Prime, now from NortonLifeLock since the December 2020 acquisition, is an antivirus solution used to protect small businesses, a cross-platform and multi-device solution replacing Avira's legacy antivirus solutions (e.g. Avira Business, etc.) that will be phased out by December 2021.N/A
FortiClient
Score 8.1 out of 10
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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
Avira PrimeFortiClient
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Avira PrimeFortiClient
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Avira PrimeFortiClient
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Features
Avira PrimeFortiClient
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Avira Prime
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Ratings
FortiClient
9.0
17 Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings8.215 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings9.513 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings8.915 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings8.912 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings9.614 Ratings
User Ratings
Avira PrimeFortiClient
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(9 ratings)
8.5
(26 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(22 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avira PrimeFortiClient
Likelihood to Recommend
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
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).
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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
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • 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.
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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
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • 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.
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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
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
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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
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
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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
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
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.
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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
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
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
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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
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • 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.
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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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