FortiClient

FortiClient

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Score 8.0 out of 100
FortiClient

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FortiClient - Best VPN for SME

7 out of 10
September 17, 2021
FortiClient has been used on around 300 devices inside our organization. We have a system that runs behind the firewall (Fortigate NGW) …
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FortiClient

10 out of 10
December 09, 2019
I use it to access a customer's network and I need to trust it. And I do. It helps me do my job and I'm not worried about my data or my …
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Popular Features

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  • Malware Detection (14)
    9.6
    96%
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) (13)
    9.5
    95%
  • Centralized Management (15)
    9.0
    90%
  • Anti-Exploit Technology (15)
    7.7
    77%

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What is FortiClient?

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.

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  • Free/Freemium Version
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Endpoint Security

9.0
90%
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Product Details

What is FortiClient?

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.

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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.

Reviewers rate Malware Detection highest, with a score of 9.6.

The most common users of FortiClient are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Reviews and Ratings

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Mxolisi Vusumuzi Gamede | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Provide a secured connection between servers and devices.
  • Provides vulnerability scanning to detect outdated software and other security issues.
  • Helps in web filtering in unsecured websites.
  • The must create automatic updates for new version software.
  • The pricing of the solution should be less expensive.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • [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.
  • FortiNet works very well so I have no suggestions for improvement. The setup and configuration are simple and easy to understand.
April 16, 2021

FortiClient Review

Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Provides a random barrier to workflow
  • Almost nothing except allowing occasional and unpredictable access to our electronic medical records platform
  • Absolutely nothing else
  • 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
December 09, 2019

FortiClient

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • FortiClient is easy to set up and get running on Windows 10.
  • You can set up and connect very quickly and, according to you connection's reliability, it never goes down.
  • It's fast (not much overhead) and doesn't impact the computer's performance even on the system's start-up.
  • Troubles on Windows 7 systems
Nick Tanner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • The connection and browsing of a remote file structure feels just as quick as if you were at the original location, physically connected.
  • File opening is also very quick.
  • This also works great to connect to access software licenses that need to be connected to a company server.
  • It seems that after a long time of not browsing in the remote folder structure it disconnects.
  • It requires signing in every time, but since I'm not at a remote location everyday, maybe there is a setting I'm missing that allows you to automatically connect every login.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • The client is easily installed and easily configured.
  • The management console was easy to set up and is simple to get around in. Gives quick information in a dashboard as to the status of your clients.
  • The endpoint experience is very unobtrusive and, with the standard configuration, is easy to live in conjunction with Cb Defense.
  • It seems to do a good block of filtering and blocking potentially harmful applications.
  • We are one version behind and as I understand it there have been many improvements in the areas I have concerns.
  • The management interface is a bit basic, which in one sense is good, but it feels dated and less put together than other interfaces we have used for similar products.
  • The client upgrade process is a little awkward and needs to be streamlined.
  • The alert notification process seems a bit chatty about problems and potential problems.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • FortiClient is very easy to set up.
  • Two-Factor Authentication is enabled.
  • Non-intrusive notifications on the connection status.
  • Has a stable connection.
  • The interface requires an overhaul to fit into the design sphere of Windows 10.
  • Limited information is available, as a user, when experiencing connection errors.
  • There are features in settings that require manual tweaking to work as intended (e.g. customization of ports).
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Endpoint protection and security
  • Endpoint management
  • Secure Remote Access / VPN
  • User interface / control panel can be a little clunky to use
  • Frequent system prompts for the same information. Would be nice if it remembered your previous answer
  • Challenging to self-install for the non IT professional. Would be nice if it was easier to manage.
Moshe Eshel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Supports all operating systems our organization works with (Windows, Linux, Mac)
  • Provides secure VPN access for users from anywhere with an internet connection
  • Controls access for users accessing the network
  • Linux client works but is really clunky, and prone to lose your settings for no apparent reason
  • Hard to debug user connectivity problems
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Forticlient has a great built-in vulnerability scan to ensure the end users machine is compliant before logging on to the network.
  • FortiClient is very easy to use since the app simply runs off the default scanning and firewall configs provided by FortiGate.
  • Forticlient is easy to configure and allows both SSL-VPN and IPsec VPN configurations.
  • I really can't think of anything bad to say about Forticlient. Its a free download and it does its job of providing secure remote access.
June 12, 2019

FortiClient Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Good VPN solution.
  • Web filtering.
  • Anti-malware protection.
  • Very stable and with great features.
  • Installation of updates can be improved.
  • Some Windows updates have caused issues.
  • No other issues.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • VPN Access: The user experience has been very good with their VPN service. Everything just works as it should, and when things do break the logs generated allow for quick resolution.
  • Compliance: This piece allows us to monitor software patching level and application based exploits on a per machine level, even when they are not on the network. When a machine drops out of compliance you can use other Fortinet tools to take action.
  • Web Filtering: You can use the same rules to manage filtering remotely as you do on the network. This creates a uniform experience for the user, and easy management for the admin.
  • The inability to mass deploy a preconfigured FortiClient without a Fortinet Developer Network account is unreasonable. VPN clients in MSI format or with XML or switch-based configuration has been the standard for years. This is backward and is a consistent source of frustration for every Fortinet admin I speak with.
Eliz Marvic Melicio Carvajal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Activating the connection with the office is very simple. Just select the icon in FortiClient, enter your credentials and go.
  • I have noticed that when I use FortiClient, I am in the network of my office, even the access controls of my equipment are activated.
  • It is available on the Internet, so that we can download it to users without waiting for the installation by an administrator.
  • The client in the version for MacOS X is limited and not friendly. In some cases it is frozen.
  • The antivirus installation option is still present, when the installer was previously instructed not to install. Although it is not activated, it is confusing for the user. The non-expert user may believe that the firewall antivirus is activated for his computer and it is not true. The best thing is that if it is installed, do not show the option.
  • It should have a version only for VPN connection, since there is a company like the one I work in, which has other security solutions that are independent.
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Connection to VPN services is an easy, really straightforward process.
  • Works well on Windows and Mac machines.
  • There is no real option for Linux machines. There's a client that, after downloading and installing, is not functional since you cannot connect to VPNs with it on Linux. It might work for other purposes (threat/virus protection), but the core functionality which is VPN access won't work.
  • On Windows and Mac computers, the connection is a bit slow at first. It will take a minute to establish a connection.
December 28, 2018

My FortiClient Experience

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • It works as a VPN client remote access.
  • It works perfectly on Windows or Mac
  • It acts as a web filter and antivirus
  • On my personal experience it takes its time to load and execute (memory usage)
  • It can disconnect at least once during a session
  • Better web filtering
Evan Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Virtually a one-click action connection to my work network while remote. I just enter my network username & Password, click connect, and I can access all the fileshares as if I were on-site.
  • Speed - I have used other virtual network clients in the past, and the speed while working remote with one of them (even on a high speed connection) was easily 10x slower than if I were physically on the network. FortiClient is different, where the speed degradation is on the magnitude of only 2-3x slower - A significant and noticeable difference compared to other clients on the market.
  • On MacOS, FortiClient has a little toolbar icon that gives me a status, as well as actions to quickly connect or disconnect from my work network. It is a small thing, but a super handy feature!
  • The main client UI feels a bit dated and clunky. Some of the interactions are not clearly called out or organized, making it hard to understand how to get under the hood quickly.
  • Sometimes FortiClient can be a memory hog and noticeably be a contributor to slower speeds while working on my computer. I sometimes have to disconnect, hard stop, and then restart and reconnect in order to resolve the memory issue.
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