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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • FortiClient ranks higher in 1 feature set: Endpoint Security

Endpoint Security

9.0

FortiClient

90%
7.8

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

78%
FortiClient ranks higher in 7/7 features

Anti-Exploit Technology

8.0
80%
15 Ratings
7.4
74%
13 Ratings

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

9.5
95%
13 Ratings
7.6
76%
13 Ratings

Centralized Management

8.9
89%
15 Ratings
8.7
87%
12 Ratings

Hybrid Deployment Support

8.9
89%
12 Ratings
7.5
75%
9 Ratings

Infection Remediation

9.0
90%
12 Ratings
7.7
77%
13 Ratings

Vulnerability Management

9.0
90%
12 Ratings
6.9
69%
13 Ratings

Malware Detection

9.6
96%
14 Ratings
8.6
86%
13 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • FortiClient is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

FortiClient

83%
26 Ratings
7.2

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

72%
27 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

FortiClient

90%
1 Rating
10.0

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

8.0

FortiClient

80%
2 Ratings
7.0

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

70%
1 Rating

Availability

FortiClient

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

100%
1 Rating

Performance

FortiClient

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.1

FortiClient

91%
22 Ratings
8.5

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

85%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

FortiClient

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

90%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

FortiClient

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

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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Kaspersky Lab

I think Kaspersky is well suited for large and small companies. Larger companies can take advantage of the KSC (Kaspersky Security Center) servers to help manage a large network. The KSC has many good features to help monitor the health of the organization. It does a good job with updating and deploying remotely. It has inventory features, and can even deploy non-Kaspersky software packages uploaded to the center. KSC can become a source of good information about [your] network that can be seen at a glance. IT departments are normally smaller than they need to be. KSC helps with larger and smaller companies because of this. A small company would appreciate the amount of information and management that can be done through KSC without needing extra help. If the company is small enough that they don't have servers on-site, there is a cloud version. I have not used that to know how it differs from the local KSC.
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Pros

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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Kaspersky Lab

  • The Security Center is laid out very well and makes it easy to install and manage the client endpoint protection on servers and workstations.
  • The way security policies are defined and managed is very easy to understand.
  • The client programs seem to be lighter and smaller on the client systems than others I have used in the past. Using fewer resources is always an advantage.
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Cons

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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Kaspersky Lab

  • The PC imaging tools are difficult to set up and use
  • Device Encryption tools are getting better, but are difficult to manage.
  • The policies are powerful, but could be broken up. More help can be provided in what the policy element does within the policy setup
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Pricing Details

FortiClient

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

FortiClient editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Kaspersky Endpoint Security

    Starting Price

    $2,999 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Kaspersky Endpoint Security editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Essential Suite29.991
    Advanced Suite39.992
    Premium Suite44.993

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month
    3. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    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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    Kaspersky Lab

    The product is stable and accurate in detecting security threats. There are very few or no false positives in detecting security threats or unusual behavior and has very sharp heuristics. The product does the job very well including saving us money in getting 3rd party patch management tools as the business is already using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager which is Microsoft product specific and the product patches these third party products e.g Adobe Flash Player
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    Usability

    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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    Kaspersky Lab

    The integration with a known solution is not good (Cisco ISE), product (10.x) does not automate remediation, however security is great and detects security threats with accuracy including heuristics, very few or no false positives
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    Reliability and Availability

    Fortinet

    No answers on this topic

    Kaspersky Lab

    I've used the on-premise server. I've only experienced one time that we couldn't open the console, and that was a server issue. It seems to be a dependable solution. It's there, and it's stable.
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    Performance

    Fortinet

    No answers on this topic

    Kaspersky Lab

    Users don't notice any slowdown with the antivirus running on their systems. There have been issues when the systems have missed a scheduled scan, and it was checked to run at [a] first available time, they will start a full scan at startup. This has caused some lag. Normally there are also some issues with the workstation, but it is something to note.
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    Support Rating

    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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    Kaspersky Lab

    I give the maximum grade because we have no complaints; we never had any failure, serious error, and serious threat to the company. All of its features work very well. The great advantage of having a product supported by an industry-leading security company is that regularly updated security protocols will protect the system against all emerging threats.
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    Implementation Rating

    Fortinet

    No answers on this topic

    Kaspersky Lab

    Make sure to provide awareness campaigns on changes that will be implemented and WHY the business is doing it and the benefits reaped. Benefits reaped is very important for the justification of why things have to change and emphasizing the importance of security. This will reduce user disgruntlement and total bitterness on use of their workstation or laptop
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    Alternatives Considered

    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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    Kaspersky Lab

    Kaspersky is a leader in endpoint protection, but its ties to potential adversaries are unsettling. Kaspersky has a great threat research team and quickly identifies malicious software and its signature. Its web-based protection is also top notch. This is a great product but as with everything has its place.
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    Scalability

    Fortinet

    No answers on this topic

    Kaspersky Lab

    You can create groups and create different policies for each group. You can customize many parts of the software before it is deployed. You can create different tasks and schedules based on the groups. It is customizable.
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    Return on Investment

    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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    Kaspersky Lab

    • The price point and the maintenance required to maintain the solution is a factor that weighs in, especially when there are other cloud-based solutions that require less maintenance.
    • It provided excellent first level protection on the workstation and server level.
    • Given an in-house solution is required, this is the best solution compared to other well-known solutions.
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