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Introduction

This document provides a summary of enhancements, support information, and installation instructions for FortiClient (Windows) 6.0.0 build 0067.

Review all sections prior to installing FortiClient.

Licensing

FortiClient offers two licensing modes:

  • Standalone mode
  • Managed mode

Standalone mode

In standalone mode, FortiClient is not connected to a FortiGate or FortiClient Enterprise Management Server (EMS). In this mode, FortiClient is free for private individuals and commercial businesses to use. No license is required.

Support for FortiClient in standalone mode is provided on the Fortinet Forums. Phone support is not provided.

Managed mode

Companies with large installations of FortiClient usually need a means to manage their endpoints. EMS can be used to provision and centrally manage FortiClient endpoints, and FortiGate can be used with FortiClient endpoints for network security. Each FortiClient endpoint can connect to a FortiGate or an EMS. In this mode, FortiClient licensing is applied to the FortiGate or EMS. No separate license is required on FortiClient itself.

When using the ten (10) free licenses for FortiClient in managed mode, support is provided on the Fortinet Forums. Phone support is not provided when using the free licenses. Phone support is provided for paid licenses.

FortiClient licenses on the 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 on the 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.

Introduction

This document provides a summary of enhancements, support information, and installation instructions for FortiClient (Windows) 6.0.0 build 0067.

Review all sections prior to installing FortiClient.

Licensing

FortiClient offers two licensing modes:

  • Standalone mode
  • Managed mode

Standalone mode

In standalone mode, FortiClient is not connected to a FortiGate or FortiClient Enterprise Management Server (EMS). In this mode, FortiClient is free for private individuals and commercial businesses to use. No license is required.

Support for FortiClient in standalone mode is provided on the Fortinet Forums. Phone support is not provided.

Managed mode

Companies with large installations of FortiClient usually need a means to manage their endpoints. EMS can be used to provision and centrally manage FortiClient endpoints, and FortiGate can be used with FortiClient endpoints for network security. Each FortiClient endpoint can connect to a FortiGate or an EMS. In this mode, FortiClient licensing is applied to the FortiGate or EMS. No separate license is required on FortiClient itself.

When using the ten (10) free licenses for FortiClient in managed mode, support is provided on the Fortinet Forums. Phone support is not provided when using the free licenses. Phone support is provided for paid licenses.

FortiClient licenses on the 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 on the 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.