Fortinet FortiClient

COMPANY: Fortinet

Integrated endpoint protection platform that provides automated next-generation threat protection, visibility and control of your software and hardware inventory across the entire security fabric. Identify & remediate vulnerable or compromised hosts across your attack surface.

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Fortinet FortiClient Review

Review date: March 1st 2019

Snapshot: Proactive protection against advanced Endpoint threats.

What is Fortinet FortiClient?

FortiClient is Fortinet’s next generation Endpoint Protection platform. It aims to give businesses visibility and control over Endpoint device security. It lets businesses quickly identify vulnerable or compromised Endpoint devices and track systems and and user profiles. Each endpoint has an agent installed which is protected by FortiGate, which can be a virtual or physical appliance. IT management can monitor endpoint devices for threats, set policies and enforce compliance from a management console. It aims to offer businesses of all sizes advanced threat protection against malware threats. Fortinet’s Endpoint Protection is more popular with small to midsized businesses than enterprise users.

For: SMB customers looking for a comprehensive Endpoint Protection suite that integrates with a full security stack.

Not For: Companies looking for the most advanced management console for Endpoint devices.


  • Gives organisations visibility over the security of endpoint devices with features like risk scores and protection status
  • Integrates well with other Fortinet security products making it a good choice for companies looking for an all-in-one security solution
  • Strong threat protection capabilities with pattern-based malware dection and advanced threat protection with behaviour based analysis
  • Always on VPN protection to ensure remote access is secure and protected
  • Lightweight Endpoint agent with a focus on ease of use
  • Protects against Zero Day threats and Web Based attacks
  • Detects and prevents advanced email threats

Expert Insights

Fortinet’s platform is well liked by customers and offers strong threat protection for Endpoint Devices. The core audience for this platform is small and medium sized businesses, although it does offer some compelling features for Enterprise sized customers. The FortiClient product is not a core focus for Fortinet, but it does offer businesses a good level of threat protection. It protects against viruses and malware, as well as advanced threats with behaviour-based analysis. It offers a good level of threat protection for remote users, with always on VPN protection. The threat detection and response also offer businesses a good level of protection against advanced threats.

The management console is accessible, giving administrators visibility into the whole Endpoint network. This allows them to see individual users in real time, with active directory integration, and centrally manage triggers and controls. This all takes places in a single cloud-based client, with simplified management.

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Fortinet Vendor Overview

Fortinet secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future.

Employees on LinkedIn 5236
Glassdoor Rating (517 reviews)
Founded 2000
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA, US
Support Team Location(s) North America, South America, Eurpoe, Asia, Australia

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Fortinet FortiClient Features

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Fortinet FortiClient Features

Feature Description
Threat Protection Advanced threat protection against exploits and advanced malware.
Threat Detection and Reponse Early detection and prevention of advanced threats and endpoint visibility, compliance control, vulnerability management and automation.
Management Console Unified endpoint features including compliance, protection, and secure access into a single, modular lightweight client.
Scalability Simplified management and policy enforcement. Remote deployment, simple and user friendly UI.
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Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console

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