FortiClient vs. Norton

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FortiClient
Score 8.0 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
Norton
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
The Norton products, including Norton 360, Norton Antivirus, and Norton Security, are consumer antivirus and privacy protection products, and are now a product line of NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec) after the enterprise security division of Symantec was acquired and is now part of Broadcom.N/A
Pricing
FortiClientNorton
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FortiClientNorton
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
FortiClientNorton
Considered Both Products
FortiClient
Chose FortiClient
We use FortiClient because we use Fortinet products in our office. Compared to other endpoint security software we've used in the past, FortiClient does everything else others do.
Norton

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FortiClientNorton
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
FortiClient
9.0
17 Ratings
Norton
-
Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology8.315 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
FortiClientNorton
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(26 ratings)
8.9
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(22 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
FortiClientNorton
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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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
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.
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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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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • 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.
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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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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • 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.
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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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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
Depends on pricing and company size. In case of growing will probably switch to Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud or Symantec Endpoint Protection.
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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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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
Well organised interface.
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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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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
Security software with very good features that works in the background.
Price suitable for companies of any size and easy to install and use.
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Implementation Rating
Fortinet
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
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.
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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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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
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.
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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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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • 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.
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