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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 7.7 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

Norton

For a stand-alone business this should do the trick, but if using across multiple clients (multi-tenancy not an option). Default settings within the program will cause performance issues if not tweaked, meaning someone with networking experience may be necessary. Not ideal for MSP's unless they only have a few clients, as the manageability must be done within "the walls" of each company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

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

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

Norton

  • Norton works quite quickly and is efficient enough to detect threats
  • It is very easy and simple to install and is without any complications and irrelevant inquiries.
  • Norton is available at a very reasonable price in the market and is not heavy on pocket.
John Danniel | 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

Norton

  • Poor performance against Spyware and other threats despite claiming to act against them (recognizes very few and eliminates less) It is limited to viruses.
  • Regular blocking of incoming scripts (in front of other antivirus)
  • Little or almost no compatibility with the Windows XP Firewall, but they are involved.
SERGIO CHAVES | 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

Norton

Norton 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Depends on pricing and company size. In case of growing will probably switch to Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud or Symantec Endpoint Protection.
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

Norton

Norton 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Well organised interface.
dhruv gupta | 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

Norton

Norton 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Security software with very good features that works in the background.
Price suitable for companies of any size and easy to install and use.
Amberly Crain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

FortiClient

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Norton

Norton 8.5
Based on 4 answers
Would like a manual or online version that is simple to understand and explains in detail what choices we have and why to make these choices.
Rebecca Neilson | 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

Norton

Using a hosted model, we know we are always getting the best core cybersecurity, but for the endpoints, we don't need something as complex as FireEye, and we wanted more than Lookout was able to provide. Lookout was terrific, and it came already installed with many of our phones. But we chose to proactively seek out a cyber solution that mapped to our policies.
Jackie Bassett | 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

Norton

  • It allows our tech staff to manage all our devices from one online account.
  • It has allowed us to get rid of issues with malware in both detection and removal with minimal lag.
  • It protects our customers while making their online purchases and helps them to know that we are a safe company to do business with.
Sasha Luse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FortiClient

General

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

Norton

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiClient
7.2
Norton
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

FortiClient
9.0
Norton
9.0

Usability

FortiClient
8.0
Norton
9.0

Support Rating

FortiClient
8.9
Norton
9.0

Implementation Rating

FortiClient
Norton
8.5

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