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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

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.
Karen Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

FortiClient
8.9
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.6
Anti-Exploit Technology
FortiClient
6.7
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.5
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
FortiClient
8.6
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.5
Centralized Management
FortiClient
9.5
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.4
Hybrid Deployment Support
FortiClient
9.6
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
7.7
Infection Remediation
FortiClient
8.8
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.6
Vulnerability Management
FortiClient
9.1
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.8
Malware Detection
FortiClient
9.7
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.6

Pros

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • 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.
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • 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
Ian Raloff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 9.8
Based on 2 answers
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
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

FortiClient

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Karen Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

FortiClient

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Karen Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

FortiClient

FortiClient 8.9
Based on 14 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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8.4
Based on 6 answers
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.
Amanda Wiens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

FortiClient

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

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.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

FortiClient

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Karen Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FortiClient

General

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

FortiClient Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

General

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security Editions & Modules

Edition
Essential Suite29.991
Advanced Suite39.991
Premium Suite44.991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiClient
7.1
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

FortiClient
9.0
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.8

Usability

FortiClient
8.0
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
7.0

Reliability and Availability

FortiClient
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
10.0

Performance

FortiClient
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
10.0

Support Rating

FortiClient
8.9
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.4

Implementation Rating

FortiClient
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.0

Scalability

FortiClient
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
10.0

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