FortiClient 5 for Mac OS X is a free endpoint protection suite that includes malware/virus detection, parental web control, and VPN. Malware is detected using updated threat intelligence and definitions from Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs. Parental control offers a simple and effective way to block malicious and explicit web sites. VPN configuration allows quick and easy secure, remote access via IPSec or SSL protocols.
FortiClient 5 leverages FortiClient's Antivirus technology, developed in-house by Fortinet. FortiClient Antivirus has achieved more than twenty VB100 awards and is capable of detecting threats on both a reactive and proactive basis. Proactive detection is based on detecting zero-day malware that has never been seen before in the wild.
FortiClient 5 is an enterprise class suite designed for the world's largest enterprise environments including Fortune 1000 companies, federal and state agencies, and customers that require the ultimate in a fully modular protection suite capable of power beyond Antivirus.
FortiClient 5 is fully integrated with FortiGate, FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer for management, deployment and central logging/reporting.
February 26, 2015
Version: FortiClient 5.0.5
Allows Mac users to connect to corporate proprietary Fortigate and Fortinet VPNs
Tries to be more than a VPN client, unnecessarily inserts itself into the OS start up utilities, includes unwanted, unneeded and over-protective web filtering and constantly interrupts you with notifications that it has updated itself. On one of my 2 Macs it inexplicably and infuriatingly drops the connection every few minutes. Looks and behaves like a Windows port not something intended for Mac.
Wish I did not need this to connect to my work. I would gladly dump it.
It might be good at blocking viruses, but there's no way to know
The parental controls seem to have been preset by some right-wing Christian extremist and I was unable to change the settings. I mean, come on — "alternative beliefs" (as beneficial and innocuous as meditation) are harmful to children? Hello? Many good and uplifting sites were blocked and it's a pain to send a message for each one. If I remember correctly, guns and war games were allowed! Now that's something I would have been more inclined to block.