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FortiClient review by Arturo R.
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"Excellent VPN client"

What do you like best?

I mainly use FortiClient for the VPN connection from my home to the company where I work. It is a VPN client easy to use, configure and maintain.

It is constantly updated and with the option of VPN consumes few resources of the laptop.

FortiClient is not only based on a thin VPN client but also integrates a security suite of the Fortinet brand. You can choose what option to install as if it were modules.

These modules are antivirus, firewall, web filtering, application firewall, FSSO, FortiSandbox, SSL and IPsec VPN access.

Each section is optional at the time of installing the application and does not require in certain cases the use of a Fortigate in the network, since the same software offers all the benefits as if it were a business fortigate.

The points that highlights that FortiClient in my personal appreciation is web filtering and application firewall that adds a plus in a free software, has nothing to envy to premium security suites.

What do you dislike?

As a negative point of the program is that if you want to have all the benefits of the application, that is, all modules require a computer with good computing and memory capabilities, since it consumes a lot of resources to keep the computer safe in all the senses.

From the rest the software develops correctly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Total confidence in the product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

More than problems to resolve, we have chosen to use FortiClient only for SSL and IPsec VPN access, as each company team uses its security (antivirus) tool.

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FortiClient review by Eduardo  R.
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"VPN connection forticlient"

What do you like best?

VPN connections are a secure method where we can connect to our internal network. These connections are handled under IPSEC and SSL protocols. For this case the VPN connections in my network are handled with the forticlient tool with the manufacturer fortinet where the user and password are configured in the firewall and a policy is assigned giving the permissions to which subnets it has access to. At the same time forticlient acts as a mini firewall on the computer where it is installed giving security to the computer.

What do you dislike?

One of the weak features of the forticlient is the large processor consumption that the tool has when installed on the computer at the processing level. With the new updates the tool has functions that make our teams work at high performance by slowing down the processing of information in our final equipment. And how delicate is the configuration of end users on their computers. Assigned fixed public IP to remotely access the local fortinet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This tool has helped me to offer remote connections to users who work in the company but for certain reasons they have to do it remotely. The forticlient tool provides us with that solution to connect to the internal network and make use of the resources of the network.

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FortiClient review by Luis G.
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" remote access VPN with forticlient"

What do you like best?

With fortinet's forticlient client we can connect to the internal network through a SSL conxion created in the fortigate. The client is simply downloaded over the internet and the remote host is configured. This case is the public IP of the fortinet where the user was configured. Through this tool we access the internal network and can use any resource that is in our network remotely.

What do you dislike?

The delay of remote connections in which always affects a remote connection and forticlient is a tool that does not exceed this rule, the forticlient connection will depend directly on the internet connection speed that we have, apart from the consumption that generates A VPN connection with client fortinet represents a large consumption of bandwidth.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the help of the forticlient tool, employees who work remotely have access to the resources of the network, either servers or internal tools that do not have access from their place of origin.

FortiClient review by Roberto P.
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"The virtual presence advanced by forticlient"

What do you like best?

After an arduous search for tools that allow a virtual communication over the internet to accept the virtual presence of the personnel in the destination network. Forticlient is presented as a connection terminal that not only brings virtual private network functions, but brings advanced functions according to the current version as antivirus, filtered pages. The tool has benefited in an entrepreneurial or personal way the team where it is installed since it is a great strategy to have everything in one. As a function of vpn this is among the best high quality tools to connect to a destination without any problem. It is stable and secure.

What do you dislike?

The only error of the tool is that it consumes a percentage of the last version of the forticlient. Of the resources of windows, therefore where it is installed, it will take 70 percent. The rest does not present problems with the virtual private network connection

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want a saving of administrative and face-to-face costs of the users of a private network, this is the tool that makes the dream connection to use resources of the company's internal network

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With forticlient we have seen a complete benefit since the fortinet brand tool has helped clients to establish direct connections to their jobs from their homes, therefore most of them do work and I can not find the availability of attending the site , it is presented remotely. It is very beneficial for the department to install this tool to help the different clients connect and complete the use of company resources.

FortiClient review by Pedro J.
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"Secure access through a VPN tunnel with Forticlient"

What do you like best?

secure connection through a secure VPN connection offered by the fortinet manufacturer with the forticlient client. With the help of this tool I can connect remotely to the local network where the fortigate team is physically located. With the SSL protocol that this equipment offers, it guarantees a secure and encrypted connection for greater security. With the help of this tool I can access servers while I am out of the network.

What do you dislike?

Remote connections require a stable internet connection, therefore the performance of the tool is directly related to the connection speed of the associated internet service. If the connection to the internet is unstable, the forticlient client may present failures when assigning the ip address.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the help of this tool I have been able to solve incidents outside of the office, with an Internet connection I connect with my credentials I can access the internal servers of the company in a secure manner. is one of the tools that I use most in the company that most of the time I am traveling, this tool helps me with the daily tasks.

FortiClient review by Arturo R.
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"Perimeter security tool"

What do you like best?

In the company we use the FortiClient tool for the VPN connection between our suppliers and workers with the company.

It stands out for its ease of installation and configuration, which even the user can perform.

In terms of security, the complete FortiClient package includes integrated antivirus, web filtering, control of applications, monitoring of operating system updates and the integration of Fortigate with FortiClient.

The points in favor of the tool is that it is constantly being updated by improving virus stops and better controlling web browsing. It is a tool that can be used even without having a Fortigate in the organization and that is also free, competing with great security tools in the market.

How any security tool provides the user or administrator of the network of logs of each module to use and the inclusion of adding a password to the options section.

What do you dislike?

As a negative point of the FortiClient security solution is the excessive use of computer resources, if all modules are installed negatively affects the memory and processor, it is recommended to install the application in medium-high or high-end equipment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The recommendations when using FortiClient is only to urge you as necessary and more if the computer is low-income.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits that the tool has brought us is the VPN connection between the users and the company, having at any time a remote access from the comfort of your home.

FortiClient review by Miguel G.
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" Most effective and secure VPN client"

What do you like best?

I like forticlient is the easy configuration of the cleinte from the computer, also the application is multiplatform, since you can install in Windows, MAC, android among others that gives the application greater service coverage.

Through forticlient I can initiate the connection through SSL and IPsec, those two options that fortinet allows me.

What do you dislike?

The configuration in the IPsec profile is complicated, in some occasions when I access my VPN client and I am using the resources of the network I lose connection with the resources of the remote network but without losing my Internet connection.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being from my house an incident occurred in the internal network of the company, I have implemented a fortigate 500e in which I have configured the VPN user, and make the SSL connection with my FortiClien from my home and solve the problem of the network romota.

FortiClient review by Mauricio A.
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"One of the best VPN app for end users"

What do you like best?

One of the most important things for me it’s security, for IT departments apps like Forticlient make daily tasks easier than ever. For end users, it’s easier to download, install and connect through a secure channel to our corporate network. With a simple configuration file, there is no need to be a technology expert.

For IT users it’s an excellent tool because simplify the old technical configurations, allow us to use different types of protocols like SSL VPN or IPSec. Another point for security it’s the extra layer with Two-Factor authentication. This app add Antivirus protection and Parental Control for users, so it's a plus.

What do you dislike?

For us it’s really expensive to maintain the service up to date and licensed, we need to combine all the futures to ensure that financials departments understand his value. There are some issues related to bandwidth connection (mixed with Internet Providers), recently our users claim that network tunnel fails if they are using apps with high consumption (video conference, streaming, etc).

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's one of the best firewall solutions at the market (Cost vs Benefits) you can contact a reseller and request a DEMO.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most of our employees use third parties apps to connect to their computers and do remote work, we use Fortinet as firewall so we add an extra security layer for them. Now they have an app at home to access his files on the main server without problems.

FortiClient review by Rick B.
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"Simple and Non-Intrusive"

What do you like best?

FortiClient is extremely simple, especially for the level of protection it offers you over the VPN connection that it creates. There are only the bare minimum, essential settings available, making setting up a new connection as easy as could possibly be. Actually using the connection is just as simple with a username, password and the two-factor authentication via mobile. The status of the connection is minimised to your taskbar and it lets you know when something goes wrong.

What do you dislike?

The interface is possibly the only thing that I don't like about the software. It feels as if it has been left behind in the 2000's. This doesn't really affect the useability, but if a user were to compare this to some of the other interface types out there, they may be tempted to make a gut feel choice of software based on interface quality.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a really good software package. Although I haven't tested much else, FortiClient is extremely convenient and easy to use; I can't see one needing much else.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to connect securely to the company intranet across multiple sites is a lot easier when you know your data is safe at both ends as well as in transit. I am able to get more done without having persistent dropped connections and re-verifications of my credentials.

FortiClient review by Juan Z.
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"Una buena herramienta para VPN"

What do you like best?

Es rapido y muy seguro , me dejar abrir todas mis aplicaciones inclusive trabajar con otras vpn en conjunto sin necesidad de que haya conflicto. Viene en castellano lo cual es muy practivo para los hispano parlantes. Funciona muy bien en cualquier tipo de sistema operativo. El instalador por si solo es gratis pero para sacarle el jugo debe ser apropiadamente usado con sus paquetes

What do you dislike?

Lo que me desagrada que para que funcione biene debes instalar otras aplicaciones sin necesidad , ademas que su interfaz web no es lo mas rapido que hay . Otro detalle es que si expira la licencia , es imposible usarlo por ende se vuelve inutil trata de conectarse. No es una herramienta economica como paquete

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Es sumamente efectivo pero no es muy barato , se ve mucho provecho se tiene un forest tecnologico grande con el cual las herramientas enteras realmente sirvend e ayuda para la comunicacion entre redes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Usando esta herramienta he podido solventar el tema de poderme conectar desde cualquier sitio y la configuracion del mismo es muy simple , no toma mucho tiempo en tenerla trabajando , y el hecho de que trabaje bien sobre los 3 windows que tengo , 7 , 8 , 10 , pues para mi ha sido genial porque la configuracion no difiere casi nada

FortiClient review by Enrique P.
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"Secure access by VPN Forticlient"

What do you like best?

For users who work outside the company or are constantly traveling and need to use resources of the internat network, a VPN connection is used to access the network. Forticlient is a VPN client of fortinet where the user and key assigned by the network administrators are configured. When installing the client you have the option to install an antivirus agent and web filter that allows you to apply security to the computer without having a fortinet in the network.

What do you dislike?

the vpn connection depends on the internet speed of the equipment for the response times of the resources, the configuration of the computers with the user vpn must be with the public ip of the fortigate to access through the public ip and the access is correct .

Recommendations to others considering the product

Improve forticlient client consumption on the computer, it consumes a lot of processor

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the application of the forticlient we solve the remote connections of the users that need resources of the network, also it is possible to apply security in the equipment where the forticlient client was installed.

FortiClient review by Dennis G.
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"The increasingly secure presence by Forticlient"

What do you like best?

In the orientation of how to communicate to a lan, without being in place, the forticlient tool is present. A connection that makes attendance or work within a local virtual network more and more face-to-face. It is the most complete and optimized of the vpn tools that exists in the market. Allows additional to have a mini firewall fire within the desktop computer, through its latest versions taken through the fortinet support page. For the coordination of our department, the works are made easier by means of the tool, it facilitates the time and costs of transfer. Therefore it is an innovative tool

What do you dislike?

Until now the only mistake of the tool is that it requires a lot of requirements from a desktop computer. However for the installed versions, you can work without any problem. Of the rest the tool has not given more problems

Recommendations to others considering the product

The tool lends to perform all types of remote connection work includes tools like blocking web pages, therefore if it is to perform work as a virtual connection to work is safe

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have seen an improvement with the tool such as saving transportation and administrative costs to make a more effective presence with forticlient. The tool is a great help for any client who wants to enjoy the internal services of the company. All departments have benefited from enjoying the tool from their homes

FortiClient review by Fabian Q.
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"The vpn medium is closest to your company"

What do you like best?

What I like about this tool is that you can use it as a local protection method of your terminal or you can use it as a vpn. Actually the main function of it is to have it as a connection function vpn to a fortinet receiver equipment and be able to simulate that you are inside the remote location. Apartanto that the tool is quite viable to perform configurations ssl and ipsec. Be like this the configuration. It serves to have it as a virtuating location client. I like its design, its characteristics and shows how we can use it to carry out remote works

What do you dislike?

The only thing that does not please the tool is that when disconnecting from a vpn destination, it does not indicate when the session has ended, because to establish the continuous connection, it is necessary to be aware of this connection through the icon that runs in the second plane

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend the tool for the staff that wants to connect remotely to a lan from another site

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been benefited with the tool, because it is a message of communication with the destination, on several occasions, but thanks to this tool. Well, this same one guarantees that the connection is established. Security and default in the company or destination

FortiClient review by Antonio Q.
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"FORTICLIENT. Mini firewall in your hands"

What do you like best?

Forticlient is a vpn client too complete, management facilities, additionally you can perform other functions as the same block of images, as there is no forticlient, and you have a mini firewall inside your PC. Additionally, if you know the ip synchronization of the vpn you can establish it via web. since it depends as it is. if it is ssl it is much better, now if it is ipsec it depends a lot on an ID. the best methodology is ssl

What do you dislike?

I do not like the requirement of the tool, since it consumes many resources of the team. additional if you do it frequently, you can even hang up the pc, it is better to install the ssl or ipsec connections function. of the rest just leave it as a background tool for its execution as a background and mini firewall

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recommended to the whole. This allows having everything in one. It can save you a perverse expense at the end to install it in a small company. If you have control through an administrator with a password, you can set some parameters that are consistent with your administration as network support

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Too many benefits where I work, since in the same it has allowed me to create in external accounts, not to invest in a firewall but to do it through this tool. A good and complete tool

FortiClient review by Pablo L.
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"Works great but has to improve"

What do you like best?

what i like the best of this vpn software is that is really fast the conection and also very secure , the software itself is not difcult to install and easy to config.

What do you dislike?

What i did not like was the fact that to work correctly you have to install another pogramas you do not want , and the first time you are trying to conect with the VPN is not always at the first click

Recommendations to others considering the product

Is the solution you need for vpn access and other matter but is kind of expensive for litle companies

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We improve a lot from the oldest software because this one is a very secure way and let the user use his other tools to work without putting in danger the data integrity

FortiClient review by Jericsson C.
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"Conexión vpn estable"

What do you like best?

Me parece una aplicación muy buena con grandes beneficios especialmente te permite enlazar conexiones te permite conectar con diferentes redes de tu organización por medio de una de un cliente que instalas en el en la computadora con un usuario y una contraseña es una conexión estable y segura.

What do you dislike?

Una limitación Es si no posees un ancho de banda bajo o adecuado la conexión puede perderse o no conectar.

Recommendations to others considering the product

forticlient es más versátil que cisco a mi parecer y funciona con más estabilidad y sin tanta complejidad

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

La aplicación puedo ser usada en tanto en un dispositivo smartphone y computadoras permite establecer una conexión con VPN con con tu empresa o con o con cualquier otra organización. Puedes solucionar problemas trabajar de forma remota sin estar físicamente en tu lugar de trabajo.

FortiClient review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Daily User"

What do you like best?

For one, I like knowing that my computer is secure, and two, it makes it easy to access our work servers when I need to work from home.

What do you dislike?

The notification bubble that pops up when 'FortiClient has been updated'. It pops up on my screen multiple times a day, and I'm not 100% sure what it is for, but it can be distracting when I am working or waiting on a response from a colleague via Slack (the notifications pop up in the same spot as Slack notifications).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's great to know that our information is secure, much of which is sensitive as with any other business on the financial end as well as customer information. I really also like knowing that by using VPN to connect to the servers at work if I am working elsewhere, I know that it is a secure connection.

FortiClient review by Richard V.
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"The Best Integrated Suite for Network Security"

What do you like best?

- Integrated suite which included antivirus, firewall and vpn client.

- Oriented to corporate uses.

- Allow to make a backup of the configuration.

- Provide security to the configuration panel using password.

- Antispam and web filter functionalities available.

- Quickly Security threats detection .

What do you dislike?

- Antyspam functionality only working with outlook.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This security suite is very useful and provide a set of tools (antivirus, firewall, vpn client) that working together make us feel great confidence about the security e integrity of the information stored in our devices like PCs, Laptos, USB. Higly recomended.

FortiClient review by Ramon C.
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"Excellent Anti-Virus"

What do you like best?

Fast, secure, stable, easy to use, excellent protection, detect any malware on my operating system.

What do you dislike?

for now i don't have any dislike of this software, because is gave me all the secure that im looking for.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Excellent product i highly recommend it to every one to use this software, is secure, easy to install , fast, stable and more.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the benefits that i have of forticlient is the excellent anti virus for my computers, protect all my files and detect any malware or any infected file.

FortiClient review by Sebastien L.
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"Full firewall solution for all network sizes."

What do you like best?

Fortinet provides complete firewall, web filtering and log analysis with their FortiGate and FortiAnalyzer appliances. There are different models for any size of network.

Basic setup of he firewall is easy and intiutive but you can also take advantage of the webfilter, antivirus, application sensor modules. About the webfilter, Fortinet categorize every website and you just have to authorize or deny website categories to your user groups (local or active directory). Application senser allow you to block traffic from specified application kind (for example P2P softwares).

Firewall is quite standard with the classic objects (FQDN, interface, destination, action,...) and it also features some traffic shaper option.

It's also possible to have 2 appliances working together in high availability to ensure a permanent network connectivity even if one of the appliance crashes.

What do you dislike?

The web interface is sometimes slow and the beginning with the console is a bit difficult : searching rules / objects is not very intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're searching for a complete firewall, internet proxy, antivirus within one appliance you should give Fortinet (FortiGate) a try. If you need to analyze firewall or internet logs, then FortiAnalyzer is a nice product too.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to filter internet acces of our users.

FortiClient review by David F.
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"Great Endpoint Security Software"

What do you like best?

Checks for missing patches and has integration with Fortinet's cooperative fabric.

What do you dislike?

Just a little thing. It keeps popping up a reboot message to the client. It does it enough to make them complain.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Forticlient on it's own is a good endpoint A/V but with the ability to operate in conjunction with the other Fortinet products is awesome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Assistance with Patch Management and great A/V

FortiClient review by Mary S.
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"FortiClient for remote access"

What do you like best?

I am able to work anywhere with FortiClient.

What do you dislike?

There are times when I am working that I have login back in multiple times.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to work from home on the weekends to meet deadlines. When the weather is bad I can work from home and not have to drive to work. Because I am remoting in to my computer at work I have access to all the files and programs that I need.

FortiClient review by Administrator
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"Forticlient! The VPN of Champions"

What do you like best?

It's great to be able to create different realms for different levels of users. We have a IT realm for access to all systems and our datacenter, a Users Realm that provides access to only user resources and a Visitors realm, which we can delegate access to specific systems.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how we can't push out client updates upon user login

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are better able to lock down our computing environment and delegate access appropriately to different types of users

FortiClient review by Tyler B.
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"FortiClient Review"

What do you like best?

It is fairly simple to use, I must say. We use it for two county VPN connections and have had very few issues since the original version.

What do you dislike?

The software itself is fine with the newest version. The older versions were much more complicated. Also had a hard time finding the actual version we needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Find the correct version recommended by the County/Customer you are assisting.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

VPN Connections to current customers

FortiClient review by Luca C.
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"A complete network and security management solution."

What do you like best?

I think that this is on of the the best way to implement an only-one solution for security in your network.

You can manage and control: Intrution Prevention System, SSL ispection, Firewall, Routing from different subnets ecc..

The user interface is very intuitive.

What do you dislike?

Depending on what has been my experience, the biggest problem was due to licensing: when the license is expired the navigation's controls are broken and even the navigation is blocked and obviously this creates inefficiency company and users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are multiple devices (phisical products) available, each device is suitable for a defined number of users.

As i've previously mentioned, keep a check (be careful) on the license period.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my previous work experience, we have centralized the entire network infrastructure, we used fortigate 800c for our company, and we have installed a lot of different devices for different customers with excellent results and satisfied customers.

FortiClient review by Administrator in Government Administration
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"Quality product for the cost"

What do you like best?

The price point. The fortigate units are stable, powerful, and provide a lot of bang for the buck. Software functionality has mostly worked as expected. Clustering process was simple. IPSec tunnel has been reliable. And the throughput is more than I expected for the price point. Wireless LAN controller has been stable.

What do you dislike?

VPN configuration required some command line intervention. Upgrading to the newest OS failed once. The backup OS image was then corrupted and I had to load OS using USB thumb drive. Command line interface is clunky. Wireless LAN controller cannot run active/active in a cluster, so for our small deployment, where AP's are directly attached to fortigate controller, we had to either attach all AP's to one fortigate controller and manually fail over, or divide them between two fortigate units, but live with AP's on the standy fortigate unit being dormant.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Though occasionally a little clunky, you cannot beat the bang for the buck. This is not a cheap SOHO product. It has real enterprise management capabilities, and stability that is required for corporate and industrial environments. So if you can get past occasional quirkiness in configuration, you will really like FortiNet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Low cost IPSec tunnels for remote offices. FIPS compliant wireless infrastructure. The fortinet FortiGate firewalls have been reliable, cost effective, and easy to deploy.

FortiClient review by Larah A.
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"A different type of company"

What do you like best?

I'd be kidding myself if I said that Fortinet isn't every bit as useful as Cisco. The number of features available is almost overwhelming. Fortinet may not lead the market with innovations, but they are right at the heels of whoever is. Not to mention that Fortinet is an extremely profitable organization.

What do you dislike?

The users interface of many of their products is less than intuitive. While it has functionality, many of the feature will leave the lab half-ready. Possibly due to their inability to support all of their products and features to the necessary extent.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When considering an enterprise network security solution, Fortinet should definitely be heavily considered.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fortinet is a fierce competition of Palo Alto Networks and Cisco.

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"Consistently good VPN connection every time"

What do you like best?

I like that the FortiClient VPN is easy to install, setup and use. It installed quickly and cleanly the very first time (which is rare for me because I have so many other VPNs installed that tend to interfere.) Fortinet Client connects quickly and connects when other VPNs are connected. I can still access my network and internet while it's connected and can connect to my customers using remote desktop and/or ODBC connection to their SQL Server with no issues.

What do you dislike?

I can't think of anything I dislike. I wish more of my customers would switch to Fortinet for their VPN solution.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Using Fortinet Client to connect to other networks is a very dependable, stable VPN solution. FortiClient is a secure, safe VPN client and can handle lots of data passing back and forth with no noticeable slowdown.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to connect to my customers with an ODBC connection allows me to troubleshoot their software from my PC to quickly assess the problem. The speed of the connection is very good and I am able to run the software over the VPN connection the same as being on site.

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"Installation and deployment very easy to follow!"

What do you like best?

What I like most about this product is the easy implementation and configuration, connected through the firewall with the correct policies is a very secure tool.

What do you dislike?

So far so good! worked as expected in the right way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to implement a secure Enterprise VPN or as anti-virus , this is the best choice

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Anti-virus and a VPN solution in one hand.

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"The high level firewall Fortigate"

What do you like best?

the product that I use is the fortigate firewall. the operating system is "strong-os" is very reliable, the graphical interface is easy to use. All models have the same firmware on board. This is a very useful thing. fortigate is considered as "palo alto" and "checkpoint" the best firewall on the market

What do you dislike?

I had trouble to establish a VPN connection with a another brand appliances "sonicwall". the connection was frequently interrupted. I had to test different configurations, losing some time to make a stable connection.

Recommendations to others considering the product

fortigate firewall is the first systems in the world that are certified by the ICSA for antivirus, IPSec,

firewall and intrusion detection functionality

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I found very useful the centralized management of the devices "strong ap". I was able to quickly configure 20 devices without problems. I was impressed by the ease of management of the firewall

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"FortiClient Console"

What do you like best?

FortiClient is quick and easy to use and makes my work flow a lot easier when trying to get remote access, within a matter of seconds I am on my companies VPN without having to dial any numbers and listen to prompts like many other companies. A simple user name and password and I am connected.

What do you dislike?

I have just started using this program and so far there is not anything that I currently dislike.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gaining remote access and connecting to my companies VPN

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"Awesome enterprise solutions"

What do you like best?

Ability to grow and scale with our business. We switched to Fortinet from Cisco and we find the enterprise solutions are better and easier to use for us.

What do you dislike?

So far so good! Not any complaints as of yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We had Cisco for several years and trusted the name brand. But when we made the decision to go with Fortinet we found it was the way to go for us. It allows us to fulfill our administration needs from the IT perspective without any limitations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Securing and managing our domain and network. We have been in growth mode for several years and Fortinet is allowing us to comfortably meet the challenges that arrive when it comes to security and network management.

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"Forticlient: Great VPN remote tool, OK Antivirus"

What do you like best?

VPN connectivity is simple and reliable.

What do you dislike?

Not crazy about the anitvirus part, but we don't use it anyway.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to set up and use if you use Fortigate Firewalls

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

VPN remote connectivity

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"Easy and powerful"

What do you like best?

Fortinet firewalls are wery powerful and easy to install and maintain. The price for that boxes regarding the features and the quality is quite low comparing with other vendors. It's a leader into the Gartner Magic Quadrant for many yeasr. I really suggest it.

What do you dislike?

there are really issue with those system: the only thing that I can report is the lack of reporting and audit without the Fortimanager and/or an addition logging systems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If the nice web interface, the easy configuration, very powerful feature and very good security strength.. I suggest fortinet

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With fortinet you can protect network boundaries and or datacenter from evil attacks

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"Fortiweb provides all the tools for security of my websites"

What do you like best?

The ability to lock down critical websites and make them secure as possible.

What do you dislike?

Learning curve is quite long and users need specific training. Hard to become an expert in all aspects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A great product that ensures you have security of your web properties.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have made all of our web properties more secure and have more peace of mind.

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"Great VPN client"

What do you like best?

Lightweight VPN client. Simple interface for users.

What do you dislike?

Some issues with connections hanging related to client and endpoint version issues. These were hard to resolve until the latest release of both the endpoint and client.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use FortiClient to allow our users to connect remotely back to our home network. This allows us to do this simply and easy.

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"Very Easy to Use VPN"

What do you like best?

Started using Forticlient last year to work from home. It allows me to connect seamlessly to my office infrastructure and take advantage of working on the go.

What do you dislike?

There havent been any problems with FortiClient and I am completely happy

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connecting to office infrastructure from home and on the go.

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"Forticlient"

What do you like best?

Forticlient has been very reliable not many disconnects or slowness while using the product

What do you dislike?

nothing everything seems to be working perfectly fine with this product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a sales force team that requires a virtual private network this seems to be working fine

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"I love it"

What do you like best?

intuitive interface, it needs a minimum of experience to understand the functioning of the rules but in the end it is very logic.

Good devices, versatile and competitive with other top industry

What do you dislike?

too expensive for end user and annual subscription.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I was tired of the inefficiency of commercial routers and installed a FortiWiFi at home, the potential of the rules and the wifi performance is superior to any home device

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

security and wireless control. Also create vpn connection point.

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"Connecting into our office network with security"

What do you like best?

It allows me to connect securely from any point to the network of my office, with a simple interface

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it's a bit slow to start, it's something that could be improved

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

VPN, Firewall

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"Good system for VPN"

What do you like best?

Simple to use, never have any issues with it

What do you dislike?

It's a little bit old fashioned on the UX front

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

VPN access across the world

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"Fortinet FortiGate 320 series Firewalls Bundles"

What do you like best?

FortiGate 3240C firewall lic bundles with SW packjages ofr AV, Snad box and Spam and very cost effictive

What do you dislike?

NOhting, the firewwall just workks fine.. some times issues ofr heating is there

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

FortiGate 3240C FIrewall helps becoming one single box for all the IT issues we have on Secutiyy. We can very cost effictively use this box for all the requirmeent of security.. great box

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"Gets the job done... usually"

What do you like best?

Forti client allows me to connect to my remote desktop in a the most secure way

What do you dislike?

The thing I don't like about forti client is that I view it as unpredictable. I am not always able to sign in on first try and sometimes have to restart my computer for it to work properly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working for a law office, security is Paramount, and that's what you get with this software

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"Fortinet provides affordable integrated security resources"

What do you like best?

Easy to use and affordable.

The interface is intuitive

What do you dislike?

Do not like not being able to transfer ownership from one company to another

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely a reliable, robust, and comparatively affordable product line.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a central place to manage internet security.

We are able to track activity on our network to troubleshoot problem access and shut it down.

We are able to provide internet access to resources selectively which gives us a lot of flexibility

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"Decent but buggy software products"

What do you like best?

Solid hardware and easy to use software.

What do you dislike?

Poor support and issue prone software, slow to issue fixes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Fortinet products are easy to use and feature rich but are plagued by trivial bugs and poor support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security management for a small IT team. The software is easy to use, which has been a big benefit to our team.

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"Questionable Blocking on Firewall"

What do you like best?

The product works as advertised. We are able to customize blocking and set permissions. Being able to push out updates to the firewall settings live is extremely helpful.

What do you dislike?

Some of the preset lists are overeager in blocking websites. We've had a few instances where important websites have been blocked, and the administrator needed to unblock them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you take the time to view the blocked firewall list.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've been able to cut back on productivity losses. Employees are able to view work related websites, and do their jobs, with minimal distractions. It has helped protect us against malicious websites as well.

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"Fortinet Review"

What do you like best?

Fortinet has a broad and expansive product line. While most known for their UTM capabilities, they have branched out into email security, database security, and wireless endpoint security. The Fortinet UTM/Firewall is top notch, with a ton of features. The capabilities they've been able to provide while taking advantage of the ASIC chip is a testament to their technical prowess. I have deployed them in small organizations, and have seen them deployed in very large enterprise implementations. The wrappings with FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer allow a complete rollout to be managed through one console.

What do you dislike?

With features comes complexity. You really need to be a firewall guru to effectively implement and manage a Fortinet UTM. One can get by on the basic features without too much consternation, but if issues arise then troubleshooting really takes some deep technical knowledge. The tools are there to accomplish the troubleshooting, but you have to know where to find them and how to use them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Excellent solution for organizations that can think about the all-in-one solution of a UTM. The Fortinet UTM is first rate. The FortiMail product has come a long way, but still lacks in overall market acceptance and in ease of use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a small but growing business, we wanted to add network security without hiring a security expert. We've been able to deploy the Fortinet FW plus 2 wireless access points, providing our business with excellent security, manageability, and flexibility at a pretty reasonable price.

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"Secure, but a pain to connect to"

What do you like best?

Makes things very secure and you know that when using public wifi, sensitive docs are safe

What do you dislike?

Many steps and passwords when needing to connect

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Like stated above, it is used as a security feature which is great for a big company like i work for

FortiClient review by Administrator in Computer Networking
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"Software to remote access"

What do you like best?

Forticlient is a software who can help us to connect VPN in simple ways.

What do you dislike?

When starting the configuration, we need see from fortigate device settings.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The IT Network can handle and troubleshooting everywhere with internet connection absolutely.

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"Very Good"

What do you like best?

Easy to set up and configure. It is easy to deploy to mass amounts of PC's if you have the proper licensing. If you don't it is a bit harder.

What do you dislike?

Software can be buggy at times and some of there software (Forticlient) have ads in it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helping connect remote employees to the main office.

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