FortiClient for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • Version: 5

Protect your connections with this free program

FortiClient is a free security program that enables you to heighten your endpoint protection. Developed by Fortinet, this software acts as an integrated platform with automated next-generation features on threat protection and visibility. It allows you to control your whole security system and easily keep an eye on suspicious activity that may attack weak links in your networks. Using this program can prevent your phones, tablets, computers, and other connected devices from being exploited.

Connections can be vulnerable

By its simplest definition, endpoint protection is the approach to the protection of computer networks that are remotely bridged to client devices. This means that the connection of laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and other wireless devices to corporate networks are usually vulnerability points for security threats. To protect these areas, you’d need a proper program dedicated to such a task. FortiClient is one such software and offers reliable features that you can take advantage of. integrates endpoints into Fortinet Security Fabric

FortiClient contains three key modules: Fabric Agent for security Fabric connectivity, the endpoint security modules, and the secure remote access modules. The program integrates endpoints into the Fortinet Security Fabric platform, which allows for early detection and advanced threat prevention. Thus, any activity will be reported in real-time, such as malware and botnet detections. You can also set policies to automatically quarantine suspicious or compromised endpoints and investigate them. There are automated processes in FortiAnalyzer that can help with this.

Advanced features to help you

The Vulnerability Management feature, on the other hand, aids in detecting any operating system and third-party application vulnerabilities in real-time. It enables you to reduce the endpoint attack surface and manage endpoint-borne risks by scanning and patching these issues. If you want additional information on the current threats, you can connect to FortiSandbox Cloud. It has a behavior-based analysis process that applies to all downloaded files through the endpoints you have and it will check if you’re up-to-date with the latest online threats.

This software also provides secure remote access with its built-in VPN, single-sign-on, and two-factor authentication for added security. It aims to be easy to use with its interface and will display all relevant information in such a simple way for any type of user. However, you may find some issues with installing updates from time to time. This security program has two licensing modes: the free Standalone mode and the licensed Managed mode that features FortiGate and FortiClient Enterprise Management Server for your use.

A steady software all in all

Overall, FortiClient’s automated features make it easy to set up and use, and it acts as a complete security package for anyone. There are still some drawbacks to be found but this software is still highly recommended—especially since it notably passed the NSS Labs’ 2019 Advanced Endpoint Test with the “Recommended” rating.

Provide a comprehensive security suite, designed for PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.

FortiClient features include SSL and IPSec VPN, Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware and Rootkit cleaning, Web Filtering, Application Firewall, WAN Optimization and more. FortiClient is fully integrated with FortiGate, FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer for management, deployment and central logging/reporting.

anti virus, anti malware, ipsec vpn, ssl vpn, parental control, rootkit cleaning

FortiClient offers free, award winning Antivirus with over 25 VB100 certification awards, no small achievement. As a comprehensive security suite, FortiClient includes protection derives from world class, in-house research across all services (such as webfiltering, and antivirus). No OEM, third party roadblocks to worry about - all you protection needs in one package.

Two modes are offered: standalone and managed. Standalone mode applies to general consumers and end users, whereas managed mode applies to existing Fortinet customers. Managed mode allows integration with Fortinet's FortiGate product and technology.


  • Easy setup
  • Automated processes
  • Connects to the cloud for the latest threats
  • Real-time reports


  • Installing updates is sometimes tricky


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User reviews about FortiClient

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    FortiClient needs to be improved. .
    FortiClient needs to be improved. It do not be able to disinfect some very dangerous trojans More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    FortiClient does not disinfect some very dangerous trojan horses.
    FortiClient does not disinfect some very dangerous trojan horseMore

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