The diagram below shows the topology when using FortiClient EMS in standalone mode.
In this scenario, FortiClient EMS provides FortiClient endpoint provisioning. FortiClient endpoints connect FortiClient Telemetry to FortiClient EMS to receive configuration information from FortiClient EMS. This scenario does not support compliance.
When viewing the endpoint in the FortiClient EMS GUI, the endpoint's connection is shown as Managed by EMS.
The below shows the FortiClient GUI when FortiClient is connected to FortiClient EMS but not FortiGate. FortiClient Console indicates that FortiClient is not participating in compliance enforcement because it is not connected to a FortiGate. You can also view the IP address, hostname, and serial number of the EMS to which FortiClient Telemetry is connected. This means FortiClient EMS can push profiles to FortiClient. FortiClient EMS is providing endpoint provisioning to FortiClient.