FortiClient vs. Malwarebytes

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FortiClient
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
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
Malwarebytes
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Malwarebytes is a antimalware application for home and small businesses, which blocks viruses, malware, hackers, viruses, and malicious websites.
$39.96
Annually
Pricing
FortiClientMalwarebytes
Editions & Modules
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Premium (1 device)
$39.96
Annually
Premium (5 devices)
$80.04
Annually
Premium + Privacy
$99.96
Annually
Malwarebytes For Teams
$119.97
Annually
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
$699
Annually
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection and Response
$849
Annually
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FortiClientMalwarebytes
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
FortiClientMalwarebytes
Top Pros
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Features
FortiClientMalwarebytes
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
FortiClient
9.0
17 Ratings
Malwarebytes
-
Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology8.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)9.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Management8.915 Ratings00 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support8.912 Ratings00 Ratings
Infection Remediation9.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Management9.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware Detection9.614 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
FortiClientMalwarebytes
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(26 ratings)
9.3
(50 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(22 ratings)
8.9
(17 ratings)
User Testimonials
FortiClientMalwarebytes
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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Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes is definitely one of the top contenders in its field. As with any corporate software, there are headaches all along the way -- from implementation to daily use and support. And cost is also a factor. Although not inexpensive, Malwarebytes is comparable to its close competitors. Overall, the quality of the product shines through, and it does what it's intended to do...protect!
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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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Malwarebytes
  • Low system resources, it does not slow down the whole computer when scanning or when real-time protection is enabled
  • Quick and frequent updates, usually people hate updating, but for malware/viruses, you want to be updated as possible. It takes less than 15 seconds and usually does it automatically. They usually send a few updates a day as they find more.
  • Protection features actually work when visiting known bad websites. The page will be blocked and nothing will be downloaded. It may not be what the user wants, but it's what the user needs (as the user can't know every bad website)
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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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Malwarebytes
  • One of the main things that malwarebytes is missing as a company, is phone support for its clients. All support questions has to go thru email only. This is not acceptable for issues that needs to be resolved quickly.
  • There is an issue when installing the client on a machine, it has a set amount of time where the software can register with the management server. The issue with this is, with machines that are over a wide area network, slow connection speeds can cause the software not to register. When that happens, it never re attempts to register in the future.
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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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Malwarebytes
The last time we renewed Malwarebytes, we renewed for a 3 year renewal. That should describe the confidence we have in the product. Plus the cost savings impact year after year.
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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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Malwarebytes
When you have a product that does the job that it describes or advertises, you have to love it. While the malware posture is always changing, we depend on products that we pay for year after year to protect us from threats, both known and unknown. I give this rating because Malwarebytes just works and you don't have to worry whether it is going to beat up other programs on your systems.
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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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Malwarebytes
I honestly haven't needed support for Malwarebytes because I haven't had any problems with it, whatsoever. I am giving it a 9 rating because I haven't actually had an encounter or experience with customer service or support, so it's hard to rate the actual support team since I've never had the privilege of coming into contact with them.
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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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Malwarebytes
Avast and Norton's products were part of the testing for us but the cost was very high for them and the products were not light on the machine. They took up a lot of memory and slowed the computers down. Malwarebytes although may lack some feature, is a very light software.
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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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Malwarebytes
  • All of our donor and clients' information is now online and we can now show that we are really trying to keep their information safe.
  • We are now more comfortable entering donations through our website.
  • Donors are now comfortable entering their charge card information on our website.
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