Fortinet’s FortiClient is an endpoint security software containing several features, such as VPN, Anti-Virus, Vulnerability Scan, and more. It provides desktop protection\antivirus that works in combination with FortiGate firewalls. Together, they provide single pane of glass security visibility. And, it provides a client-side software IPSec VPN access to remote FortiGate firewalls. The cost of the updates is included with the FortiGate making it cost effective versus buying a third party solution.
It leaves a light footprint, giving little effect on performance even when the full scan is running.
Fortinet FortiClient is for use within an Enterprise Management Server. This provides centrally managed antivirus protection to endpoints. However, it also works in a standalone capacity. FortiClient is certainly capable of providing quality protection on its own.
When used like this, the core system component becomes the built-in vulnerability scanner, thoroughly seeking out known and unknown vulnerabilities.
Also, TCP and UDP ports are probed to make sure that the system is running a basic firewall. Your sysadmin will need to make the more advanced firewall configurations.
FortiClient checks for vulnerabilities in Microsoft programs, third-party tools, and popular browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and more. After scanning,it generates a clean color-coded report that shows what has been detected.
FortiClient also includes a useful ‘remote access’ tool. It allows users to configure VPN connections. Basically, it’s a full-fledged VPN connection editor for creating outbound connections. One can configure both SSL-VPN and IPsec VPN connections here and edit client authentication settings. It’s great for those who need to use a VPN to access corporate internet networks.
It is easy to use with any WiFi connection, allowing remote access to company servers and databases. You don’t have to worry about having limited access from an airport, hotel room, coffee shop, etc.
In addition, it is good for vulnerability scanning, as well as configuring outbound VPN connections. It’s designed as a simple, easy-to-use endpoint to an Enterprise Management Service with limited options for customization. FortiClient is a very solid solution with a very budget-friendly price.