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    Default FortiClient v5.2.4 with Windows 10 support released

    (2016-01-29)

    I decided to take a look at Forticlient.
    It installs without complaining, even on WS2008-R2.

    But, you can not enable realtime antivirus-protection, without a Fortigate hardware firewall !?

    "When FortiClient is registered to FortiGate for endpoint control, antivirus is enabled and disabled in the FortiClient Profile."

    Free" endpoint protection...
    This means that Forticlient is useless as a "free" antimalware-program !
    For more information see my 3rd post below.

    (2015-07-31)

    "FortiClient extends the power of FortiGate's Unified threat management to endpoints on your network.
    Desktops, laptops, tablets & smartphones, FortiClient enables every device - local or remote, stationary or mobile, to integrate with your FortiGate.
    With no per-seat license fees, FortiClient takes the headaches out of managing multiple endpoints so your users & guests can work efficiently anywhere,
    without compromising your security.
    It's the end-point solution for your FortiGate network.

    FortiClient Features


    AntiVirus
    SSL-VPN
    Web Filtering
    IPSec
    VPN
    Application Firewall
    2-Factor Authentication
    Vulnerability Scan
    WAN Optimization
    On-net detection for auto-VPN Rebranding

    New features

    Windows 10 Support
    If upgrading from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10, please uninstall any installed FortiClient, reboot the system, and reinstall FortiClient 5.2.4.
    The OpenSSL library has been updated to the latest version 1.0.2d.

    Free FortiClient

    Note: "no per-seat license fees..."
    This security-suite is FREE.
    Last edited by hackerman1; 29th January 2016 at 16:23.
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    Testresults for Fortinet Client (FortiClient)


    AV-Comparatives

    Real-World Protection Test March June 2015: http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-co...t_2015a_en.pdf

    File Detection Test March 2015: http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-co..._201503_en.pdf


    VirusBulletin (VB100)

    Fortinet Client performed well in the latest VB100-test (on W8.1):
    "Fortinet products have appeared in every Windows VB100 comparative since 2008 at least,
    and have a strong pass rate with only a handful of slips.
    The current product installs very quickly and presents a fairly basic, minimalist interface,
    with only a very limited set of configuration options made available to the end-user.
    Operation is fairly simple and intuitive though.

    Stability was good, with just a few minor wobbles, and with fairly average use of resources, our set of tasks ran through in good time.

    Detection was once again strong with a slight dip into the later parts of the sets, and the certification sets were handled without issues, earning Fortinet a VB100 award.
    "

    Fortinet Client is in the upper-right corner of the RAP-quadrant:



    https://www.virusbtn.com/virusbulletin/archive/2015/04/vb201504-comparative#id2249211



    Note: the tested version was 5.0.9.1347, which means that those minor problems mentioned above have probably been fixed in the latest version...

    Also read my post here: Virus Bulletin (VB100) test results on Windows 8.1-Pro, April-2015
    Last edited by hackerman1; 24th August 2015 at 12:23.

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    Default FortiClient is not really "FREE" !

    I decided to take a look at Forticlient.
    It installs without complaining, even on WS2008-R2.

    But, you can not enable realtime antivirus-protection, without a Fortigate hardware firewall !?


    "Free" endpoint protection...
    This means that Forticlient is useless as a free antimalware-program !

    See the text below from the online ducumentation, i highlighted the last line:

    "Enable or disable antivirus
    To enable real-time protection:

    On the AntiVirus tab, select the settings icon next to Realtime Protection Disabled. The real-time protection settings page will open.
    Select Scan files as they are downloaded or copied to my system.
    Select OK.

    If you have another antivirus program installed on your system, FortiClient will show a warning that your system may lock up due to conflicts between different antivirus products.
    To disable real-time protection:

    On the AntiVirus tab, select the settings icon next to Realtime Protection Enable. The real-time protection settings page will open.
    Deselect Scan files as they are downloaded or copied to my system.
    Select OK.

    When FortiClient is registered to FortiGate for endpoint control, antivirus is enabled and disabled in the FortiClient Profile.
    "
    Last edited by hackerman1; 29th January 2016 at 16:22.

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