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Free Freeware
Fortinet Technologies
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Oct 25, 2018
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FortiClient Review

Tina de Pierre
All-in-one antivirus, VPN, anti-malware and web filtering package
A review of FortiClient by Tina de Pierre

FortiClient is a complete security package for Windows which includes an antivirus scanner, firewall, web filtering and also a network optimizing utility.

The program's name isn't exactly well-known which may be a cause for concern when it comes to malware protection. Its antivirus side includes real-time protection, automatic updates, a quarantine function and a tool which monitors modifications to the Windows Registry.

Aside from antivirus, FortiClient provides other modules which are handy including an effective firewall. The firewall can manage advanced rules and can define security zones while providing full support for VPN connections and WAN optimization.

Parental Control functions include protecting minors against online content such as alcohol, drugs, gambling, illegal or unethical content and more.

FortiClient provides two different modes, depending on how advanced and the level of customization required. The first is for general users while the second "managed mode" provides more of the nitty gritty for advanced users and administrators.

Features and highlights
  • Antivirus & Antispyware: Provides comprehensive protection against viruses, spyware, keyloggers, trojans, adware and greyware for Windows-based laptops desktops and smartphones. Symbian OS based smartphone support is also available
  • Secure IPsec VPN: Empowers Windows based mobile laptops, desktops and smartphones with the capability to access enterprise applications securely with DES / 3DES encryption
  • Powerful Personal Firewall: Monitors network traffic and enforces the appropriate application access control on Windows based laptops, desktops, smartphones and Symbian-based smartphones
  • Advanced Antispam: Built in antispam that incorporates into MS Outlook for Windows based desktop and laptops
  • Web Content Filtering: Provides real-time web content access enforcement to ensure compliance is available for Windows-based laptops and desktops
Compability and license

FortiClient is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from antivirus without restrictions. FortiClient is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

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  4. Major release: FortiClient 6

Compatibility with this antivirus protection software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of FortiClient may be available from Fortinet Technologies. This download was signed by Fortinet Inc. and distributed as FortiClientOnlineInstaller.exe.

FortiClient has been picked by our editors as very good.
FortiClient has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested FortiClient against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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More information
Product Name:
FortiClient Online Installation
Size on disk:
841,000 B
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