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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

ManageEngine Desktop Central

Well suited: 1) If you need to have the inventory details about your computers and servers, no matter if they are in or out of the office. 2) If you need to provide remote support to your end-users or inclusive to your end customers because there is an MSP version. 3) If you need to automate preventive maintenance to your computers and servers and keep them up to date Less appropriate: 1) If you need to deploy the whole operating system remotely, there are still some flaws, and is not so fast. 2) If you need to keep all control from the mobile app, as of now that is not possible because not all the modules are added in the mobile app. 3) If you need to block the USB ports on Mac or Linux machines because that feature is only available for Windows.
Gerardo Varillas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

FortiClient
8.9
ManageEngine Desktop Central
Anti-Exploit Technology
FortiClient
6.7
ManageEngine Desktop Central
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
FortiClient
8.6
ManageEngine Desktop Central
Centralized Management
FortiClient
9.5
ManageEngine Desktop Central
Hybrid Deployment Support
FortiClient
9.6
ManageEngine Desktop Central
Infection Remediation
FortiClient
8.8
ManageEngine Desktop Central
Vulnerability Management
FortiClient
9.1
ManageEngine Desktop Central
Malware Detection
FortiClient
9.7
ManageEngine Desktop Central

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

ManageEngine Desktop Central

  • System inventory - ManageEngine scans every computer, listing a detailed report of all hardware and software.
  • Patch management - Microsoft products and most third party software receive security updates on a regular schedule without user intervention.
Anonymous | 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

ManageEngine Desktop Central

  • Sometimes it will report that systems are missing patches when they are really not.
  • I wish it was able to pull warranty details for computers directly instead of having to enter manually.
Ray Koch | 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

ManageEngine Desktop Central

ManageEngine Desktop Central 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The other tools we use do not have an inventory management tool. Also not many tools we use intergrate well with this product.
Anonymous | 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

ManageEngine Desktop Central

ManageEngine Desktop Central 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Responds well to basic needs:1. Update2. Image/Re-image endpoints3. Mass deployment4. Pop-Up communications
Anonymous | 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

ManageEngine Desktop Central

ManageEngine Desktop Central 8.0
Based on 7 answers
They do an excellent job but there is always a little room for improvement. Otherwise they do an excellent job!
Ray Koch | 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

ManageEngine Desktop Central

We selected ManageEngine Desktop Central because it is easy to implement, and their support is very good. It has very good functionality, rolled into one, in how well it handles these features. Also, there is nothing that compares to the cost-effective nature of this product. We recommend ManageEngine Desktop Central. It's one of the best solution from the market.
Neil Johnson | 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

ManageEngine Desktop Central

  • The impact has been positive. Being able to manage entire sets of assets, rather than addressing them one at a time, has been huge. The ability to deploy an application without disturbing an end-user is great as well.
  • No negative impact on ROI.
Steve P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FortiClient

General

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

ManageEngine Desktop Central

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiClient
7.1
ManageEngine Desktop Central
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

FortiClient
9.0
ManageEngine Desktop Central
6.0

Usability

FortiClient
8.0
ManageEngine Desktop Central
9.0

Support Rating

FortiClient
8.9
ManageEngine Desktop Central
8.0

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