2019-03-12T07:26:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Fortinet FortiClient?

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AN
Project Manager at Stockholm School Of Economics
Real User
Top 20
2022-09-16T10:37:00Z
Sep 16, 2022

The licensing fee is great. The fee includes access to all of the features.

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Ralf Sooth - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-08-23T10:05:15Z
Aug 23, 2022

I don't know it by heart, but it is comparable to other solutions. It is based on the number of clients. It is probably 50 Euros per year per client. It greatly depends on the number of clients you're handling because the more clients you are ordering it for, the cheaper it will be.

Bořivoj Tydlitát - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Security Officer at The Mama AI
Real User
Top 5
2022-07-17T09:52:31Z
Jul 17, 2022

I believe that licensing costs $500 per year for a 25-seat pack. It's a reasonable price although for small businesses, the disadvantage is that you have to buy a minimum 25 licenses.

Zsolt Zalka - PeerSpot reviewer
Corporate IT Manager at PRopex Furnishing Solutions
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-07-10T15:39:21Z
Jul 10, 2022

The pricing was okay. They recently changed it. I just purchased it, and they doubled the price. It was not a very friendly move. The problem is that the marketing guy is always working with forecasting, and they're crazy about their forecast. The vendor is crazy about the forecast, yet they doubled the price without warning me. It's very hard to make a budget that way. It's paid every year. This year, when I saw the price, I thought, "oh my God, it's double what was in the last year." For 200 users, that was not very, very painful. However, you need to explain to everyone why you spent more.

AP
Junior Network Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
MSP
Top 20
2022-07-05T22:57:28Z
Jul 5, 2022

They've got a free version that most of our clients have. I'm not sure of the costs beyond that. When you get into the licenses with the EMS and all that, I don't know how much it costs. I'm not on the sales side.

FrançoisNolin - PeerSpot reviewer
Cybersecurity architect at Alithya
Real User
Top 10
2022-07-05T06:33:23Z
Jul 5, 2022

I don’t know the exact pricing of the solution. It’s not an aspect I worry about.

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Rui Ribeiro - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Information Technology at Banco Millennium Atlântico
User
Top 10
2022-05-23T08:05:00Z
May 23, 2022

If you have the chance to revamp, ask yourself what is your vision and start designing it on paper and understand what covers betters your needs, and move towards it. Start with your internal competencies and build on them.

Ganesh-S - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-12T15:42:25Z
Jan 12, 2022

It is not that expensive. It was within the range. A dollar per user per month is nothing.

Jovan Jovanovic - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-08T23:18:00Z
Nov 8, 2021

The pricing is reasonable if you compare it to some other vendors. Of course, you can always get an additional discount from the Fortinet channel and account managers. You can also shop around with different vendors to see who will give you a better price.

Clement Johnson - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Executive Officer at Clemtech LLC
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-25T22:29:54Z
Oct 25, 2021

The licensing fee varies with what one is trying to accomplish. It can range from being free to costing several hundred thousand dollars per year.

DD
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-01T16:50:00Z
Oct 1, 2021

FortiClient is much cheaper than endpoint protection systems made by Cisco and other companies. Pricing is especially important in Bosnia. We were deploying Cisco M, but not too many companies can afford that.

Ahmet Coruk - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-founder at Korunet
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-28T13:22:09Z
Sep 28, 2021

FortiClient in standalone mode does not require a license. If there is no EMS license or FortiGate FortiClient Telemetry license, no Fortinet support is provided. A license is required to access Fortinet support.

SaifKhan1 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Security Engineer at a consumer goods company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-11T07:32:45Z
Jun 11, 2021

The price of the solution depends on the type of firewall you have from FortiGate. I am satisfied with the price of the solution.

SaifKhan1 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Security Engineer at a consumer goods company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-18T12:14:38Z
May 18, 2021

The pricing is good and licensing is paid on a yearly basis. Licensing for FortiClient is included with the VPN and the FortiGate firewall. If we pay for the yearly package that includes the FortiGate firewall, then the FortiClient VPN license is included with it.

Sutjipto Budiman - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Widya Presisi Solusi
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-30T13:21:55Z
Apr 30, 2021

We are currently using the free version of the solution. We don't pay a licensing fee to use the solution.

DY
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-26T14:56:32Z
Feb 26, 2021

I don't have the licensing schema for the VPN solution because we just purchased the VPN gateway.

GS
Sr. Manager at Emirates Technology Solutions
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-25T11:08:09Z
Feb 25, 2021

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.

NH
Director of Information Technology at a real estate/law firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-24T18:17:36Z
Feb 24, 2021

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.

MS
Lead Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-29T13:26:07Z
Jan 29, 2021

The base price should include basic VPN support in addition to Vulnerability scanning, and I think this is beneficial against other solutions. The price is reasonable compared to competitors, it is very good to upgrade to paid EMS + forticlient for the additional features covering Endpoint protection.

KM
Systems Engineer at Vernity
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-27T09:53:32Z
Jan 27, 2021

Pricing is an area that I would like to see improved, as it could be lower. They offer bundles for one year, two years, or five years. The one year bundle works for me.

BK
IT Manager/systems engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-11-24T06:58:33Z
Nov 24, 2020

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.

Steven Hall - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of Consulting at Acurus
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2020-11-18T12:19:50Z
Nov 18, 2020

The price point again is silver products and that is what I'm trying to work out. So I don't know if that's a bad or a good thing for Forticlient. I don't know where it's priced. I don't know about the price.

Muhammed Amimul Ehsan - PeerSpot reviewer
AGM at Partex Star Group
Real User
Top 5
2020-09-21T06:33:00Z
Sep 21, 2020

The product we are using is not subscription-based. This is a free version. I just downloaded from the Fortinet website and it is free to use.

Enayat Galsulkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Information Security Consultant at Future Telecom
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-08-26T07:13:21Z
Aug 26, 2020

The cost per port is very less as compared to the other technologies.

it_user1204620 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network & Security Solution Architect Consultant at Corenet Inc
Consultant
2020-08-19T07:57:00Z
Aug 19, 2020

Clients need not only to look at the price of the product as a bottom line. Some products offer more as a package, as Fortinet does in this case. Some customers see only dollar signs when there is more to evaluating the value of a product offering than the only cost.

MichaelZhang - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Director at Guangdong Technion Institute of Technology
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-07-29T07:45:55Z
Jul 29, 2020

FortiClient is quite reasonably priced. You can get the firewall box rather than just the SSL VPN box. When you purchase extra hardware, you are not restricted in the number of end users. This compares favorably to other solutions such as Cisco AnyConnects or Pulse VPN, where you have to pay extra for the end-user license and it gets quite expensive.

AT
Workplace Support Services at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-07-26T08:18:56Z
Jul 26, 2020

The pricing is reasonable.

it_user1140780 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at Ingram Micro Inc.
Real User
2019-09-26T04:12:00Z
Sep 26, 2019

Fortinet requires you to buy a lot of product in order for you to have proper protection.

YR
Manager IT at OTE
Real User
2019-09-26T04:12:00Z
Sep 26, 2019

The price is okay and competitive.

JoelSadomba - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Engineer at BAZ
Real User
2019-09-02T06:55:00Z
Sep 2, 2019

An annual license costs about 1.5 to 3,000 US dollars. There are no additional costs.

Avraham Sonenthal - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-05-06T18:25:00Z
May 6, 2019

Anyone can download this product for free, but you have to have a FortiGate gateway that you are connecting to.

Raul Rivera - PeerSpot reviewer
Cybersecurity Engineer at GFR Media
Real User
2019-03-12T07:26:00Z
Mar 12, 2019

Licensing was free up to ten users and after that, it was pretty reasonable.

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How does Fortinet FortiClient compare with Open VPN Access Server? Which is the better choice and why?
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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, you can assign a different VPN or network for each user, once they are authenticated. Fortinet FortiClient is very scalable and easy to use. This is an all-in-one solution with very high throughput. We did find, though, that it was lagging in some authentication tools, especially with the newer versions. Installation can take a very long time. Deployment with Mac devices and even some WIndows based-devices can be problematic. The stability could be improved too - it can be very buggy at times, especially with the EMS. Support could be better too. Open VPN Access Server is easy to set up and use. It is a stable solution that offers multi-authentication and the support is quite good. It is an open-source solution so it is very affordable. While it scales vertically with some difficulty and downtime, it does not scale horizontally. Some of our clients indicated that this solution did not meet all of their security protocols. They could do with better intrusion protection and detection. Conclusion We have a very large, diverse client base and need a solution that provides for excellent scalability and can completely satisfy the numerous different security protocols they all require. Fortinet FortiClient was the best fit for our organization and our clients are very satisfied.
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