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Score 6.6 out of 100
87 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Endpoint Security

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    FortiClient

    83%
    FortiClient ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-Exploit Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    14 Ratings

    Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    12 Ratings

    Centralized Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    14 Ratings

    Hybrid Deployment Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    11 Ratings

    Infection Remediation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    11 Ratings

    Vulnerability Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    11 Ratings

    Malware Detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    13 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • FortiClient is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.0

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    70%
    1 Rating
    7.1

    FortiClient

    71%
    25 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    FortiClient

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    FortiClient

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    FortiClient

    91%
    22 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    Its middle of the road and should suit most applications well
    John Stewart | 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

    Pros

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    • An instant scan of file level downloads so that introduction of a variant file is limited before the scan engine clears it.
    • Dashboard use of the agents available allows for near real-time review and action without directed access to the station.
    John Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

    FortiClient

    • [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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    • Dashboard refresh when you have over 100 end agents can be lagging at times
    • The agent install process has potential to hang without alert or warning unless your paying attention through the complete install
    • The silent install process can be problematic when dealing with large-scale networks with varied OS models
    John Stewart | 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

    Pricing Details

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    FortiClient

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    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

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    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

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiClient

    FortiClient 9.1
    Based on 22 answers
    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.
    Saira Sandoval | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    ControlNow more nimble and less impactful on the local PC
    John Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

    FortiClient

    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.
    Scott Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    ControlNow (Discontinued)

    • At current we are on build up and the ROI isnt a factor
    John Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

    FortiClient

    • 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.
    Eric Engardio | TrustRadius Reviewer

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