Fortinet

FortiClient

4 / 5 38 reviews


Average Ratings

38 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

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    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
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Vendor Details

  • Fortinet
  • www.fortinet.com
  • United States

About FortiClient

Web filtering, WAN optimization, application firewall, and antivirus/anti-malware functionality for laptops, PCs, and mobile devices.


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FortiClient Features

  • Activity Log
  • Anti Virus
  • Application Security
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Device Management
  • Encryption
  • Signature Matching
  • Web Threat Management
  • Whitelisting / Blacklisting

FortiClient Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra-loader

nice and safe

Jun 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software protect your computer network from malicious connections that make it exclusive. it has to many features, such as, parental control, remote connection, VPN. All this things in one place. All of this are positive for client experience.

Cons: The CPU saturates a little bit, because used too many services, when it is being used in the background.

Overall: Safe connections

Great software for connecting to your office network

Jun 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: With this software by Fortinet you can connect to your office network using IPSEC or SSL-VPN from wherever you are, once you have it setup on your office's Fortigate appliance. The configuration is relatively easy to do.

Cons: It has this "vulnerability scan" feature that scans your computer periodically, but I am unsure if this actually detects anything that is actually risky. Seems to me it only wastes CPU usage, specially if you already have an antivirus or other security software.

Overall: We are able to connect to our company's network from anywhere, having access to all our systems and services.

FortiClient makes the VPN Experience a Breeze! Where security is a must, FortiClient makes it easy.

May 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Software is really easy to configure, even for a non-IT technician who understands very little about VPNs.

Cons: There have been a few dropped connections over time, which I have not been able to find the source of. .

Overall: The seamless connection to my company's VPN made it a breeze. The two-factor authentication offered was 100 times better than a previous product that we were forced to use at work. FortiClient is really a very neat and tidy solution that could be used for any size business. In a world where data security is of the utmost importance, I would strongly recommend a solution that works as easily as FortiClient.

Awesome Software

May 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the ease of use of FortiClient. It is great when I work from home and connect to the office. I highly recommend this product to everyone.

Cons: There is nothing that I do not like about this software. FortiClient is extremely easy to use and a great product.

Overall: Ease of use and ability to work from home

Capterra-loader

Simple, highly reliable and excellent

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I can be confident that its going to work whenever I attempt to connect over SSL VPN. It offers Vulnerability Scans to help client systems stay complient.

Cons: What I like least is that some complex routing needs are not supported which is unusual but might be required.

Capterra-loader

Top notch vpn client with built in antivirus

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Coming from someone who uses forticlient on a daily basis I have to say that its very stable vpn client . you create multiple profiles SSL or IPSEC. It also has a built in antivirus so there is nothing more you need

Cons: Fortinet is one of the insdustry leaders in security and with this client it makes it easy to manage and connect to several vpn fortigates.

Was in the need to work from home, and this application helped me log in from my personal pc.

May 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Remote logging to your work pc from any other computer that has forti cliente installed. Easy to download and install.

Cons: I used it for one month. So far I have not used it again, until last week, and everything worked fine. i did observe that it constantly lost connection, but I'm not sure if that is something we can blame forti client for.

Good software but need some updates

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Forticlient has a stable connection allowing you to use it without any problem. Installation is very easy and quickly to do. The system overall has a intuitive interface, it needs a minimum of experience to understand the functioning of the rules but in the end it is very logic, but at the end it does its job.

Cons: Very complex software, whenever issues pop up, it needs to be solve by someone professional or who knows about it. You need to install other programs so you can use Forticlient. Command line interface fails along with the wireless controller. Do not use the antivirus, because it will make your system lag.

Overall: It help me work on a remote location.

Forticlient, a VPN that works, most of the time

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like this software for the same reason I like any VPN software, it's ability to get me access to an internal network while offsite securely. Forticlient specifically integrates well with our systems as we currently use fortigate solutions.

Cons: What I don't like is that often times my software won't connect to our gateway. It is quite common over the weekend to get at least one call or email saying that someone I support cannot login. The SSL interface usually has to be disabled and reenabled, but since I am not at a computer, I have to have the affected user restart their PC, costing them quite a bit of time.

Capterra-loader

It has been a great tool when working from home.

May 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I have used this software to establish a secure connection from my computer at home to my computer at work. There have been times when I required to stay at home but need to keep working. This allows me to be able to see and manage my files in my computer by a remote control access.

Cons: The times I've used it, it has worked very well in my PC. A minimum lag has been experienced when connected remotely.

Capterra-loader

Easy, fast and reliable connection through secure VPN to my work environment.

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -Easy to install and configure, on click access to less known users.
-Allow different type of VPN (SSL-VPN, IPSec-VPN, etc) using Fortigate configuration tool.
-Two-Factor authentication can also be used to provide an additional layer of security
-The mobile app allows user connect everywhere and every time without issues.

Cons: -Sometimes need a good internet connection to establish the secure connection.
-The annual license it's expensive, when the expiration day arrives some services stop protection. At overall it's one of the best options for end users.

Overall: - Allow high-level users connect to his office environment through a secure connection.

It is an excellent tool for VPN client functions

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have been a user and assistant in the installation and use of Forticlient as an Application Security. Once installed, the software provides maximum connection security: the use of files and the exchange of information is stable and totally reliable.
You can work remotely almost without noticing you are in the VPN! For me it's a great tool

Cons: I have only used the tool in Windows environment and the only problem I have found (and I think it is a bug more related to Windows) is that when I set the user of the domain, in a given computer, this user remains. That's good, if the user doesn't make a mistake when placing his login and password...if it can't take a while to change that information

Keeps us connected and protected across all devices

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Multiple platforms it can be installed on from Windows to Android
Free and easy vulnerability scanner helped bring to light were our MSP was failing on updating our client machines.
If you have a FortiGate then the features go even further than just a stand alone client.

Cons: There is no way to schedule scans with purchasing the EMS package, but it will periodically scan on reboots. Just a minor con.

Fortinet's Forticlient keeps our remote users connected and protected!

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Fortinet's secure VPN featured with vulnerability protection and compliance enforcement is key to the security of our client's information as well as THEIR client's information.

Cons: The licensing and support structure is reasonably higher than most competitors solutions with the same features.

Overall: The security and stability of Fortinet is the best option our clients could consider.

Works like a charm!!!!!!!!

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We use at work all the time, it works great. i would change anything. very easy to use. great product.

Cons: i haven't ran into any issues while using this product, i would say it works great. i would recommend.

Capterra-loader

Keeps malware out and it is great in all sense of the word.

Apr 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Light application that able to run real-time and with minimal resources. This client is easy to use and very simple.

Cons: In some situations it is slow to connect. Sometimes it fails to connect even if we've got the internet connection.

Overall: It is very quick and easy to login to a local network using a VPN. Even it has mobile application version for ipads.

It is really complicated to get it set up and general use of the tool is difficult as well

Apr 10, 2018
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: What I like the most about this tool is that it protects your computer and it helps get work done in places other than your working building

Cons: It is hard to install on the computer and general use of the tool is really complicated taking several steps before you can actually start using the software.

The Fortinet Firewalls work incredibly well however the VPN client needs some attention.

Mar 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When it comes to phishing and malicious URL detection, FortiClient is hands down the software recommended for the job. Basic setup of the firewall is easy and intuitive but you can also take full advantage of the FortiClient's webfilter, antivirus and the application sensor modules. I switched to Fortinet from Cisco and iv'e never been happier.

Cons: Unfortunately i do sometimes have issues with the FortiClient VPN. It's quiet buggy and often requires reboots to reconnect sometimes.

Overall: Keeps malware out and protects my company's network with top endpoint security. Allows easy access to my company's network even out of the office.

FortiClient is great for endpoint management

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is simple to deploy and if you purchased a FortiGate it is a free feature included with the Firewall. You can deploy the same web, AV, and IPS protections even when the user is not on the Company network.

Cons: The VPN to my knowledge is not invisible to the end user. It requires a user to login and provide credentials but it is a very simple client to manage and use.

Capterra-loader

Connecting into our office network with Security in place makes my job that much easier

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Security is a main factor for me and then user interface is second. Both are amazing and easy to use. I have an onsite NAS that some staff store files on and getting them to connect to our office using Forticlient lets know that the connection coming inside is secure aswell as going out

cool tool to browse Through your network as VPN any time

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: it's working nicely to browse like i'm in college while home to search on the library database without needing to be in campus

Cons: it would be great if there is a chrome extension too and Secure VPN service like any other one especially as governments are blocking a lot of useful sites

it allows me to get access to my university library network and get all the papers from home

Feb 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: the user interface is very simple and have a guideline for every step to make you get the best VPN access experience

Cons: it would be great if it supports regular VPN service like browsing from another country to access restricted websites

Good antivirus with a light load

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Light application that able to run real-time but with minimal resources. Caught many viruses that was not aware based on ads or clicks

Cons: Annoying when you want to turn off feature because you need the website that was blocked to be unlocked. Safe, but annoying

Top of the line VPN Client

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This client is easy to use and very simple. It keeps track of the important things but keeps it simple. This is a very solid and secure connection.

Cons: I would like to see some more troubleshooting features. I understand networking and I would like to be able use to more troubleshooting features.

Overall: This provides a solid and secure connection.

This software is an excelent component to complete interactions with fortigates devices

Feb 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software is easy to set up and use to connect to Fortgate devices and provide a good security component, like antivirus and web security. It's a very good VPN client and is very stable on MAC and Windows platforms.

Cons: This is a very simple app to protect connections between fortinet devices, so is not easy to say something to add.

Capterra-loader

basic vpn client for pc

Feb 01, 2018
2/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy of installation
own antivirus
can start with system boot very fast
keep pc safe and updated with last databases

Cons: Sometimes is slow to start
have a bug where won't show if the vpn is up or not
Can be confusing for end user to configure

Overall: Free to download
Work great with fortigates

New Endpoint Protection from leading Security Company

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Full integration into existing Fortinet echosystem. Security Fabric allows both Firewall and Endpoint to work proactively to protect environment. With many rich features endpoint can be configured to protect and lock down environment.

Cons: Requires training as offers many features. Deployment can be comburson and not cost effective. Pricing is higher than other endpoint.

Overall: Rich high end Security platform. Customize for environment needs and offering full integration with other Fortinet products.

good solution for security

Jan 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a very affordable solution, and there are always updates to keep the solution updated.

Cons: the support is a bit slow and it seems that you have to give a few turns to give importance to the generated reports

I use it to connect to the corporate network of the company where I work.

Nov 16, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is easy to use and configure for the moment of making the client configuration for the corporate network.

Cons: In some situations it is slow to connect. There is no version available for Chrome OS. When I have used it on my iphone, it is slow and it disconnects insperately.

I have used forticlient at work very often and I think it is a super user-friendly program.

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Super user-friendly, from the very first time that I opened it up, I could log in to my programs and use them. The user interface is easy to understand and know what to do next.

Cons: The thing that I liked least about forticlient is that the very few times that something went wrong I had no idea what was going on, it just didn't work. It would be better if some type of error description would come up and say what is going on.

Overall: I love how quick and easy it can be to log onto the VPN to use the software that I use for work.

Ended up moving to another product

Oct 17, 2017
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We tried using this at our company and it was a disaster as we had to end up using Azure. Fortinet doesn't really do a good job in this space, although we do use their routers and firewalls.

Cons: the software was glitch
it was not easy to use
had only a few features
the customer support was atrocious
it was expensive and we ended up scrapping it

I am a forticlient user at a medium sized company.

Sep 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very quick and easy to login to a local network using a VPN. It always works, never have any issues logging in.

Cons: I wish that the software had a remember my password feature for when I don't need to worry as much about security. This is probably left out on purpose and I understand that.

Overall: I can now have my computer access files and behave as though it were on a remote network.

Always improving, good support, great for schools

Sep 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Even if you don't use an EMS server, and just install FortiClient, it's a solid AV with built-in web filter that defaults to at least blocking the worst stuff. It's great for schools in that way, because it means you can install it and have some piece of mind without any more configuration. If you want to get EMS, it gives you even more control; you can basically treat it just like the UTM features on a FortiGate firewall. In fact, you can run it through your FortiGate and just have everyone using the same policy all the time, with no need for extra configuration

We also use it for a handful of VPNs, and it does a great job with our several FortiGates

Cons: The current version (5.6) defaults to installing only the VPN client, so you need to "Customize" the install. This should be right in the workflow, instead of requiring "Advanced" options just to enable AV and UTM. Actually, AV should be enabled by default, and VPN should be optional. Oh yeah, and you *must* install the VPN client, even if you don't intend to use it

Overall: A solid, fairly easy to use AV/UTM client

We use this to monitor our building.

Sep 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software enables us to monitor the activities in our facility remotely live and enables use to record activities to review at a later date if necessary. It provides an extra layer of security. It is able to be used on mobile devices as well.

Cons: The software is not as straight forward as desired and requires some research to understand how it works.

Overall: It adds an extra layer of security to our facility.

I use forticlient vpn feature regularly to connect to our business network remotely

Jul 18, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its easy to install the software. The experience has been good on my laptop and mobile device. The speed is consistent with no crashes, lags or disconnections when it works.

Cons: I sometimes have issues connecting over a fast connection. This usually is resolved by removing and installing the software again but this shouldnt happen in the first place.

Overall: I am able to connect to my office network remotely

The most restrictive internet security service

Dec 30, 2016
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This product but it is by far the most restrictive internet security service. The categories algorithm is inaccurate and overreaching while not blocking malicious websites.

Fortinet is a company to avoid

Dec 18, 2016
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I bought a 100 user FortiClient EMS license and it was an unmitigated disaster. Tech Support knows nothing about the product and customer care neglected to include a download link with the license and seemed completely disinterested in lifting a finger to resolve the issue. Fortinet used to be a good company. Not anymore.

Very stable VPN for those using Fortinet devices

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Amazing VPN product if using Fortinet devices.

Overall: At this point in time, their SSL VPN is top notch and very stable. Great integration with AD too. We do not use the other parts of Forticlient (although we used to be on the iPsec VPN which worked well too). For the "protection" part, we prefer to use separate antivirus products. So not sure I would recommend for anyone NOT using a fortinet device (Fortigate) but then again, everybody should use them! They are great devices!