FortiClient is a comprehensive endpoint security solution developed by Fortinet. It offers a range of features to protect endpoints such as computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets from various cyber threats. The FortiClient license provides access to these features and functionalities. While the exact contents of a FortiClient license may vary depending on the specific version and subscription type, here are some common components typically included:
Antivirus/Antimalware Protection: FortiClient provides real-time scanning and protection against viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, and other malicious software. It includes signature-based detection as well as behavior-based analysis to identify and block threats.
Web Filtering: FortiClient can restrict access to certain websites or categories of websites based on predefined policies. This feature helps to prevent users from accessing potentially harmful or inappropriate content.
Firewall: FortiClient may include a built-in firewall to monitor and control network traffic on the endpoint device. It can block unauthorized incoming connections and allow or deny specific applications from accessing the network.
VPN (Virtual Private Network): FortiClient allows secure remote access to corporate networks through a VPN connection. It enables users to connect to the organization’s network securely when working from outside the office or on untrusted networks.
Vulnerability Detection: FortiClient can scan endpoints for known vulnerabilities and provide recommendations for patching or updating software to mitigate those vulnerabilities. This helps in keeping the endpoint devices secure and up to date.
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Some FortiClient licenses may include 2FA capabilities, adding an extra layer of security by requiring users to provide a second form of authentication, such as a token or biometric verification, in addition to their username and password.
Endpoint Compliance: FortiClient can enforce compliance with security policies and configurations defined by the organization. It can check if endpoints meet certain requirements, such as running up-to-date antivirus software or having specific software configurations in place.
Reporting and Management: FortiClient licenses may provide access to reporting and management features that allow administrators to monitor the security status of endpoint devices, configure policies, deploy updates, and generate reports on security events and incidents.