FortiClient Adds Security and Remote Access to Your Network
August 27, 2019

FortiClient Adds Security and Remote Access to Your Network

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with FortiClient

We went with FortiClient at the recommendation of our IT partner when we were looking for a more sophisticated firewall and endpoint protection solution. Additionally, we also needed a VPN solution for remote employees and FortiClient offered the security and VPN access that we needed. We use the platform across our entire company and it has added additional layers of security, management and VPN.
  • 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.
  • Allows us to manage our network and block certain sites and monitor usage
  • Allows employs to securely access the network remotely which makes our out of office time more productive
  • Marginal investment of cost upfront to get started and low barriers of entry
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.
FortiClient support is fairly solid and they do have a knowledge base of information to assist when there are questions or issues. Likewise, their support team is reasonably responsive and helpful when assistance is needed. Truthfully, since this solution requires an outside vendor, support, at least from the end user perspective, is not going to be needed too often.
FortiClient is a more sophisticated solution that offered us additional features that we could not get from the Netgear device we were using. The added VPN aspect also made FortiClient as better solution. NetGear does offer more sophisticated products, but our IT partner strongly recommended FortiClient which was the difference in the end in our selection.
FortiClient is a great solution for small/mid-sized businesses looking to upgrade their firewall / endpoint management solution and also add advanced VPN and remote access. May not be as ideal for large enterprises or very small companies with minimal IT/networking infrastructure. It was a massive leap forward from our old netgear firewall and brought us into a more sophisticated position for endpoint security and management.

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