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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 7.8 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

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

N-Central would be most appropriate in a situation where an experienced admin would like a product that is as customizable as possible. The products allows for a lot of customization, but would be less appropriate in a situation where a less experienced admin is looking for a product that requires less set up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

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

Monitoring Tasks

FortiClient
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
5.8
Remote monitoring
FortiClient
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
4.0
Network device monitoring
FortiClient
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
6.0
Multiple Server Monitoring
FortiClient
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
6.0
Multi-device monitoring
FortiClient
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
6.0
Automated alerts and notifications
FortiClient
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
7.0

Management Tasks

FortiClient
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
6.7
Patch Management
FortiClient
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
6.7

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

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

  • Remote tasks - entry-level techs can run basic tasks without physically touching a piece of equipment.
  • Remote support - remote controlling user devices is easy and saves a lot of time with having to initiate a remote session.
  • Management of devices, particularly patch management and anti-virus management - you can automatically approve and deploy patches and schedule automatic AV scans.
Nicolas Poague | 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

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

  • It is a large piece of software and does take some time to get set-up and configured.
  • Limitations with some basic monitoring like site down/internet down and server state make it difficult to have accurate monitoring information.
  • Reports and reporting are minimal, not very customizable and not pretty.
Robert Guy | 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

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central) 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Overall we have liked our solar winds experience, however, as our company has grown to support larger enterprises, this product does not have the functionality that our teams need in order to fully support them. The lack of granularity with backups and lack of ability to support nutanix environments is slowly drawing us into the use of other tools.
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

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central) 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The user interface is fairly straight forward, with logic groupings for objects. I did not deploy this software, but am one of the daily administrators. Once you get the correct agent package (Which can be a challenge) the integration into AD is not bad. The UI could be more customized, but that may have been a design choice.
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

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central) 8.5
Based on 14 answers
Every time we have reached out to SolarWinds they are quick to respond, even offering support chat 24/7. Their support team is great and works with you to find solutions to issues. They have taken items we had issues with before and used those to create updates so that the issue is handled better in the future.
chris maddox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

FortiClient

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central) 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Make sure if you your using a vm you follow the instructions for provisioning to the letter or it will be starting from square one
Howard Magnes | 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

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

SolarWinds N-central is on the more unique side of tools because it can do so many things, and do most of them quite well. For patching, it is much easier to use than SCCM. In terms of monitoring, it is not great out of the box and requires tweaking to take full advantage. Since it is agent-based, any time an agent fails to check in, it means that that device is effectively no longer being managed. It can take a great deal of effort to maintain and remediate agent issues.
It is a great tool to manage small to medium-sized environments, but would struggle to cover all the angles required in a larger enterprise setting.
Anonymous | 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

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

  • Allows the service desk to quickly connect to computers and troubleshoot issues in less time
  • Minimizes user downtime by allowing installs to run in the background
  • Allows for management of updates and the ability to let the user postpone the update if needed
Ashley Babiarz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

FortiClient

General

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

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiClient
7.2
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

FortiClient
9.0
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
9.1

Usability

FortiClient
8.0
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
9.0

Support Rating

FortiClient
8.9
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
8.5

Implementation Rating

FortiClient
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
8.4

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