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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 7.5 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

VIPRE

Robust protection with a small footprint. Catches all malware and viruses, while respecting the exclusions put in place by our organization. Pricing was very aggressive compared to other products. Great management application, where you can manage the installations and even update third-party apps on those machines from that portal. Great product for a great price.
Mike Braddock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

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

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

VIPRE

  • Vipre Antivirus constantly scans your computer in the background without a need for user intervention.
  • In one program Vipre can successfully protect all your computing devices from both malicious virus attacks as where vicious spyware intrusions.
  • You won't feel any slowness or sluggishness with Vipre installed & running in the background while you continue to use your computing devices.
Paul Li | 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

VIPRE

  • When using older versions of Outlook I have seen the plugin cause sluggish behavior and hangs, in 2007 and 2010 versions specifically.
  • For some business applications, there are .dll's and libraries and application .exe's that can be misidentified as virus or trojans. While it is fairly easy to whitelist these once discovered, new implementors should be aware that they will need to carefully look through their initial virus scan reports to find and whitelist these items.
Bill Holmberg | 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

VIPRE

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

VIPRE

VIPRE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
VIPRE is very easy to use and administer. You have a lot of functionality from the server on what you can do with the clients. It has proved useful when I can't access a client any other way. I can reboot the computer from the server and then usually get back into that machine.
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

VIPRE

VIPRE 9.7
Based on 2 answers
VIPRE support is usually pretty quick. Sometimes you have to get a lot of information to send back so they can see the issue. This has not been too bad and I understand why it's needed. VIPRE also has a free rescue tool that is very useful and easy to use. There have been others but VIPRE seems to keep theirs updated. It's my go-to even outside of work.
Anonymous | 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

VIPRE

We got a chance to buy AVG Business edition and we tried to install that throughout our organization and most specifically to our important systems but it was not compatible with a majority of them and we found AVG as high-demand software with a mediocre speed of action and more pricing. So in comparison to AVG, VIPRE is good in all aspects.
Lawrence Gibson | 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

VIPRE

  • The VIPRE MSP program cost effectively lets me integrate protection into every endpoint I protect.
  • Integration with ConnectWise for deployment and billing has increased our revenue.
  • Integration with ConnectWise for management means we keep endpoint protection coverage consistently above 99% to secure our clients.
Jonathan Hozeska | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FortiClient

General

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

VIPRE

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiClient
7.2
VIPRE
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

FortiClient
9.0
VIPRE

Usability

FortiClient
8.0
VIPRE
10.0

Support Rating

FortiClient
8.9
VIPRE
9.7

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