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52 Ratings
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Score 6.6 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

ControlNow (Discontinued)
FortiClient
9.0
Anti-Exploit Technology
ControlNow (Discontinued)
FortiClient
9.0
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
ControlNow (Discontinued)
FortiClient
8.8
Centralized Management
ControlNow (Discontinued)
FortiClient
9.0
Hybrid Deployment Support
ControlNow (Discontinued)
FortiClient
9.1
Infection Remediation
ControlNow (Discontinued)
FortiClient
8.8
Vulnerability Management
ControlNow (Discontinued)
FortiClient
9.1
Malware Detection
ControlNow (Discontinued)
FortiClient
9.3

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 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

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

  • It seems that after a long time of not browsing in the remote folder structure it disconnects.
  • It requires signing in every time, but since I'm not at a remote location everyday, maybe there is a setting I'm missing that allows you to automatically connect every login.
Nick Tanner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 8.1
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 9.2
Based on 12 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

ControlNow (Discontinued)

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

ControlNow (Discontinued)

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

ControlNow (Discontinued)

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

ControlNow (Discontinued)
7.0
FortiClient
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

ControlNow (Discontinued)
FortiClient
9.0

Usability

ControlNow (Discontinued)
FortiClient
8.1

Support Rating

ControlNow (Discontinued)
FortiClient
9.2

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