Fortinet product support for FortiClient
The following Fortinet products work together to support FortiClient in managed mode:
l FortiClient EMS l FortiManager l FortiGate l FortiAnalyzer l FortiSandbox Fortinet product support for FortiClient
FortiClient EMS runs on a Windows server. EMS deploys FortiClient (Windows) and profiles to endpoints, and the endpoints can connect FortiClient Telemetry to FortiGate or EMS. When FortiClient endpoints are connected to FortiGate or EMS, you can use EMS to monitor FortiClient endpoints in real time.
FortiManager provides central FortiClient management for FortiGate devices that are managed by FortiManager. In FortiManager, you can create one or more FortiClient profiles that you can assign to multiple FortiGate devices. You can also import FortiClient profiles from one FortiGate device and assign the FortiClient profile to other FortiGate devices. When FortiClient endpoints are connected to managed FortiGate devices, you can use FortiManager to monitor FortiClient endpoints from multiple FortiGate devices.
FortiGate provides network security. FortiGate devices define compliance rules for NAC (network access control) for connected FortiClient endpoints, and FortiClient communicates the compliance rules to endpoints. FortiGate devices communicate between FortiClient endpoints, EMS, and FortiManager, when FortiManager is used.
FortiAnalyzer can receive logs from FortiClient endpoints that are connected to FortiGate or EMS, and you can use FortiAnalyzer to analyze the logs and run reports. FortiAnalyzer receives logs directly from FortiClient. However, in FortiAnalyzer, you view FortiClient logs under the device to which the FortiClient endpoint is connected. For example, when FortiClient endpoints are connected to FortiGate devices, you must add the FortiGate devices to FortiAnalyzer to view FortiClient logs for the FortiClient endpoints that are connected to FortiGates.
FortiSandbox offers the capabilities to analyze new, previously unknown, and undetected virus samples in realtime. Files sent to it are scanned first, using similar Antivirus (AV) engine and signatures as are available on FortiOS and FortiClient. If the file is not detected but is an executable file, it is run in a Microsoft Windows virtual machine (VM) and monitored. The file is given a rating or score based on its activities and behavior in the VM.
FortiClient integration with FortiSandbox allows users to submit files from removable media or the network to FortiSandbox for automatic scanning. When configured, FortiClient will send supported files downloaded over the internet to FortiSandbox if they cannot be detected by the local, real-time scanning. Access to the downloaded file can be blocked until the scanning result is returned.
As FortiSandbox receives files for scanning from various sources, it collects and generates AV signatures for such samples. FortiClient periodically downloads the latest AV signatures from the FortiSandbox, and applies them locally to all real-time and on-demand AV scanning.
FortiClient managed mode requires a license. In managed mode, FortiClient licensing is applied to FortiGate or EMS.
FortiClient licenses for FortiGate
FortiGate 30 series and higher models include a FortiClient license for ten (10) free, connected FortiClient endpoints. For additional connected endpoints, you must purchase a FortiClient license subscription. Contact your Fortinet sales representative for information about FortiClient licenses.
FortiClient licenses for EMS
EMS includes a FortiClient license for ten (10) free, connected FortiClient endpoints for evaluation. For additional connected endpoints, you must purchase a FortiClient license subscription. Contact your Fortinet sales representative for information about FortiClient licenses.
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