The FortiClient software provides a variety of features, including antivirus, web filtering, firewall, and parental controls, to individual computers and mobile devices. It can also be used to connect to a FortiGate using either an SSL or IPsec VPN.

FortiClient is available for Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, and Android, and can be set up quickly. After being installed, it automatically updates its virus definition files, does a full system scan once per week, and much more.

FortiClient can be downloaded at

Victoria Martin

Victoria Martin

Technical Writer & Head Cookbook Chef at Fortinet
Victoria Martin works in Ottawa as part of the FortiOS technical documentation team. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Mount Allison University, after which she attended Humber College's book publishing program, followed by the more practical technical writing program at Algonquin College. She does need glasses but also likes wearing them, since glasses make you look smarter.
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  • The Joker

    ¿And the client for Linux?

  • surf1the1web

    I successfully installed FortiClient on a Windows 10 Pro desktop and configured it with only one VPN connection. When I go to the task bar and click on the FortiClient icon, a menu displays a line that says ‘Connect to’ followed by my connection name. I click on that and it successfully connects. My question is: can I automate this process? In other words: is there a command line exe program that I can run using my connection name as a parameter? With such a program I could perhaps schedule it to run at certain times or maybe at startup.