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Pros
"Secure and easy connect is the most valuable feature. It is a reliable solution, and it works.""The most valuable features are malware detection, integrates well with other solutions, and ease of use for all users.""This solution makes it easier to work from home.""This is a solid and stable solution.""It has a very easy-to-use interface. It has ease of management, and all the modules are there. SKUs are also easily identifiable. Whatever is required in the firewall is already there in it. It's very advanced, and analytics reporting is very good. They also have cloud reporting. You get all the services that are available for your device in the cloud. You just have to subscribe. It's very easy. There's a lot of demand for this solution because it's an all-in-one solution. The throughput is very high.""Installation was easy.""It supports securely connections for VPN users from outside our environment during the lockdown.""Overall Fortinet FortiClient has good functionality."

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"It helps to quickly get access to the pages I need.""The solution provides us with an easy way to configure and join the VPN with Perimeter 81.""Their split tunneling feature has been very valuable to our company since implementing the Perimeter 81 solution.""It connects quickly and stays connected. The user interface is pretty neat too. The app has in-house support with user guides that give you step-by-step walkthroughs on navigating the app. In addition, there is a live chat feature that offers prompt assistance on the go."

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Cons
"There is lagging in some of the authentication tools to support the newer versions, this is happening because they are not supported.""One area that could be improved is cost, but you've got to pay for what you get.""It would be extremely useful to have an automatic updating feature.""The solution could improve by providing analytics or detailed reports.""Its stability can be improved. It is not as reliable as I would like it to be. There are times when things don't work quite right. Our biggest pain point is not related to Fortinet FortiClient and the whole scheme of things. It is related to one of the additional services called FortiGuard. They are the arm that does all of the updates to definitions, keeps all the signatures updated, and responds to new threats and whatnot. What we have found is that they react quickly, but sometimes their solutions aren't compatible with all of the components of the Fortinet security suite, specifically around FortiSandbox.""It would be nice to see more in hand features in terms of the DLP, so that the solution can be integrated with the DLP, as well as more reporting features on the end point.""I have yet to find the benefits of the latest upgraded version.""We'd like to be able to properly encrypt the data more effectively."

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"If I were to be nitpicky, I would ask that Perimeter 81 offer the option for us to change the color of the graphical user interface, like maybe pink or green or so on.""In order to have to bypass the login using the website, a good feature for Perimeter 81 to have is a login instance in the Perimeter 81 application. I'm using a Mac and we don't have that functionality.""Currently, I am not able to define a different country or location, which can result in negative experiences as the tool is being recognized by websites and this can make it difficult to access them or force me to disable the program temporarily.""I would suggest adding more networking and security features that allow more customization within their platform."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "FortiClient is quite reasonably priced."
  • "The pricing is reasonable."
  • "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."
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  • "Overall I am very happy with the solution’s flexibility and pricing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Fortinet FortiClient is a feature-rich solution that is easy to use and deploy without sacrificing safety and security. It has a very fast connection rate and has a built-in VPN. With this solution… more »
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    I suggest Fortinet’s FortiEDR over FortiClient for several reasons. For starters, FortiEDR guarantees solid protection because it continually scans servers for emerging vulnerabilities, which gives me… more »
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    The most valuable feature is the single pane of glass, single point of management.
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    It helps to quickly get access to the pages I need.
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    There is not much to improve. Currently, I am not able to define a different country or location, which can result in negative experiences as the tool is being recognized by websites and this can make… more »
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    The solution provides access to our own environments. Our environments are usually restricted by IP from external access, so I cannot access it from a regular internet connection. I can with this… more »
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    Also Known As
    FortiClient
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    Overview

    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.

    Perimeter 81 is the first Cybersecurity Experience Platform to streamline SASE through its groundbreaking ease-of-use and unified network security stack. With a global network of PoPs, Perimeter 81 offers secure network capabilities managed over our multi-tenant cloud and highly scalable for organizations worldwide.

    With Perimeter 81, you can easily move your resources to the cloud, manage team member access from anywhere and gain network visibility in an all-in-one cloud management portal. With features like Firewall as a Service, Device Posture Check, Web Filtering and more, you can secure and manage your network in just a few clicks.

    Why Perimeter 81?

    • Features you can rely on: Perimeter 81 offers all the essential cybersecurity tools you need to protect your organization. With Zero Trust Network Access, Firewall as a Service, Device Posture Check, and many more features, Perimeter 81 allows remote and on-site users to access networks safely and securely.
    • Lightning-fast deployment: Say goodbye to hours of configuration and manal setup. With Perimeter 81, you can have your entire network deployed in minutes - it’s that simple.
    • Network monitoring at your fingertips: Having visibility into your network is key. With Perimeter 81, you can fully monitor and secure your organization’s most valuable resources from a single dashboard.
    • World class support: Our award-winning support team is always here for you. From the moment you set up your network, we’re happy to help with anything you need along the way.

    Network security doesn’t have to be complicated – join Perimeter 81 on a mission to radically simplify the cybersecurity experience.

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    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Aqua Security, Cognito, Multipoint, Kustomer, Postman, Meredith
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Consumer Goods Company13%
    Computer Software Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Educational Organization4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise23%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiClient vs. Perimeter 81 and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Fortinet FortiClient is ranked 1st in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 30 reviews while Perimeter 81 is ranked 9th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 4 reviews. Fortinet FortiClient is rated 8.4, while Perimeter 81 is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiClient writes "Provides good endpoint security at low price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Perimeter 81 writes "Helpful technical support with great single sign-on functionality and a seamless login experience". Fortinet FortiClient is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiEDR, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and CrowdStrike Falcon, whereas Perimeter 81 is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Cato Networks, Zscaler SASE, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Netskope CASB. See our Fortinet FortiClient vs. Perimeter 81 report.

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