More than just a traditional endpoint protection, FortiClient is an endpoint protection platform that secures a multitude of different devices through a combination of endpoint visibility and control, protection and authorized access. FortiClient integrates with Fortinet’s Security Fabric1 to provide endpoint awareness, compliance and enforcement by sharing endpoint telemetry irregardless of device location e.g. corporate headquarters or a café. At its core, FortiClient automates prevention of known and unknown threats through its built-in host-based security stack and integration with FortiSandbox. FortiClient also provides secure remote access to corporate assets via VPN with native Two-Factor Authentication coupled with Single Sign On.
Unlike other disparate point solutions within a security architecture that fail to communicate with one another, FortiClient works cooperatively with Fortinet’s Security Fabric. This is done by extending it down to the endpoints to secure them via security profiles, by sharing endpoint telemetry to increase awareness of where systems, users and data reside within an organization and by enabling the implementation of proper segmentation to protect these endpoints.
At regular intervals, FortiClient sends telemetry data to the nearest associated FortiGate. This visibility coupled with built-in controls from FortiGate allows the security administrator to construct a policy to deny access for example, endpoints with known vulnerabilities, or to quarantine compromised endpoints with a single click.
- User detection and identification
- Device details e.g. OS details, IP address, MAC address
- Security information e.g. vulnerabilities, malware detection
- Hardware and software inventory
- Real-time visibility and monitoring