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Administration Guide

FortiClient setup types and modules

The Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) module is available only for FortiClient (Windows).

When you install FortiClient, you can choose which setup type and modules to install:

  • Security Fabric Agent
  • Secure Remote Access
  • Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Components
  • Additional Security Features

The following table summarizes the impact of the options:

Setup type

Description

Impact on FortiClient

Security Fabric Agent

Enabled by default and installs components to support the Security Fabric available with FortiGate, including FortiClient Telemetry, vulnerability scanning, and vulnerability remediation.

Displays the following tabs:

  • Compliance & Telemetry
  • Vulnerability Scan

Secure Remote Access

Optional. Supports SSL and IPsec VPN access.

Displays the Remote Access tab.

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Components

Optional. Supports FortiSandbox.

Enables Sandbox Detection on the Malware Protection tab to connect to a FortiSandbox unit.

Additional Security Features

Optional. Supports AV, Web Filtering, Application Firewall, and Single Sign On. You can select one, more, or all security features.

Displays the following tabs when all security features are selected:

  • Malware Protection
  • Web Filter/Web Security
  • Application Firewall

When Single Sign On is selected, FortiClient supports the single sign on feature.

When a security feature is not selected, the tab is hidden from view in FortiClient.

FortiClient setup types and modules

The Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) module is available only for FortiClient (Windows).

When you install FortiClient, you can choose which setup type and modules to install:

  • Security Fabric Agent
  • Secure Remote Access
  • Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Components
  • Additional Security Features

The following table summarizes the impact of the options:

Setup type

Description

Impact on FortiClient

Security Fabric Agent

Enabled by default and installs components to support the Security Fabric available with FortiGate, including FortiClient Telemetry, vulnerability scanning, and vulnerability remediation.

Displays the following tabs:

  • Compliance & Telemetry
  • Vulnerability Scan

Secure Remote Access

Optional. Supports SSL and IPsec VPN access.

Displays the Remote Access tab.

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Components

Optional. Supports FortiSandbox.

Enables Sandbox Detection on the Malware Protection tab to connect to a FortiSandbox unit.

Additional Security Features

Optional. Supports AV, Web Filtering, Application Firewall, and Single Sign On. You can select one, more, or all security features.

Displays the following tabs when all security features are selected:

  • Malware Protection
  • Web Filter/Web Security
  • Application Firewall

When Single Sign On is selected, FortiClient supports the single sign on feature.

When a security feature is not selected, the tab is hidden from view in FortiClient.