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  • "The pricing is good because you get and end-to-end security solution in one package price."
  • "The cost per port is very less as compared to the other technologies."
  • "We are using the free version of this product."
  • "Generally, Fortinet is not cheap. The features that are available for free are only for FortiClient VPN clients, not other solutions. It includes web security, antivirus, and one more feature."
  • "Pricing is an area that I would like to see improved, as it could be lower."
  • "The price is reasonable compared to competitors, it is very good."
  • "Its pricing is good. One thing that has always attracted us to the Fortinet range of products is that their pricing is very competitive. Our particular licensing is on a yearly basis. However, as part of this project, we did pre-purchase three years of maintenance and support at a fairly significant discount."
  • "It is a yearly subscription license. I don't see a problem with the pricing. Resellers add their markup and then give it to us, but I don't see that as a major challenge. It is fine."
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    Also Known As
    Aruba VIA
    FortiClient
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    Overview

    The Virtual Intranet Access (VIA) client from Aruba provides secure remote network connectivity for Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS X, Linux and Windows devices.

    FortiClient is a fabric agent that delivers endpoint protection, endpoint compliance, and secure access in a single, lightweight, lightweight client, providing visibility, information, and control to your endpoints. In addition, it enables secure, remote connectivity to the security fabric. It also integrates network and endpoint with segmentation and automation. FortiClient enables unified endpoint awareness by sharing endpoint telemetry with the security fabric. It is compatible with third-party EDR (endpoint detection and response and anti-malware solutions.

    The FortiClient fabric agent can:

    • Report on the status of a device, including firmware version and applications running.
    • Send all suspicious files to a fabric sandbox.
    • Enforce USB control, application control, URL filtering, and firmware upgrade policies.
    • Provide application firewall service and malware protection.
    • Enable devices to connect securely to the security fabric over either ZTNA tunnels or VPN (IPsec or SSL), both encrypted. The connection to the security fabric can be either a SASE service or a FortiGate next-generation firewall.

    You can purchase FortiClient with one of three levels of capability:

    Zero Trust security - The ZTNA edition enables both VPN and ZTNA encrypted tunnels, as well as USB device control and URL filtering.
    Endpoint security - The EPP/APT edition adds AI-based NGAV (next-generation antivirus), application firewall, endpoint quarantine, and support for cloud sandbox.
    Cloud-based endpoint security

    Benefits and Features

    • Fabric agent leverages integrations and provides telemetry information to the rest of the Fortinet security fabric.
    • SAAS control and web/content filtering
    • Dynamic access control helps with automation and simplifies compliance.
    • Software inventory management enables visibility as well as management of licenses.
    • Automated response detects and isolates any endpoints that may be compromised.
    • ZTNA delivers better remote access and consistent application access policies
    • Managed endpoint security services remotely assist with setup, configuration, deployment, vulnerability monitoring, and overall monitoring of endpoint security.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    IT Central Station users like that FortiClient is easy to use and integrates well with other solutions. They also appreciate the richness of its features and find it to be inexpensive in comparison to other products that require separate purchases for separate features.

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    Sample Customers
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    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Educational Organization10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Consumer Goods Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization4%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise53%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise22%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Aruba Virtual Intranet Access is ranked 31st in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN while Fortinet FortiClient is ranked 1st in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 43 reviews. Aruba Virtual Intranet Access is rated 0.0, while Fortinet FortiClient is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiClient writes "Provides good endpoint security at low price". Aruba Virtual Intranet Access is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Check Point Remote Access VPN, Pulse Connect Secure, OpenVPN Access Server and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Fortinet FortiClient is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiEDR, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway and Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business.

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