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EMS Administration Guide

FortiClient EMS components

FortiClient EMS provides the infrastructure to install and manage FortiClient software on endpoints. FortiClient protects endpoints from viruses, threats, and risks.

FortiClient EMS also provides the infrastructure to install and manage the FortiClient Web Filter extension on Google Chromebook endpoints. FortiClient protects endpoint users by working with FortiClient EMS to filter web content endpoint users view on Google Chromebooks.

The following table lists FortiClient EMS components.

Component

Description

FortiClient EMS

Manages FortiClient on endpoints that connect to your network.

Manages the FortiClient Web Filter extension installed on Google Chromebook endpoints, which are connected to your Google domain.

Includes the following software:

  • Console software that manages security profiles, FortiClient on endpoints, and Chromebook endpoints
  • Server software that provides secure communication between endpoints and the console and between Chromebook endpoints and the Google Admin console.

Database

Stores security profiles and events.

Also stores user information retrieved from the Google Admin console for Chromebooks.

The FortiClient EMS installation installs the SQL database.

FortiClient

Helps enforce security and protection on endpoints. It runs on servers, desktops, and portable computers you want to secure. See the FortiClient Administration Guide for information.

FortiClient Web Filter Extension

Communicates with FortiClient EMS and enforces web filtering on Google Chromebook endpoints.

In the diagram below, the undotted lines shows how different components are connected to manage Windows, macOS, and Linux endpoints using FortiClient EMS. The dotted lines represent how components are used to manage Chromebook endpoints with FortiClient EMS.

FortiClient EMS allows you to:

  • Establish and enforce security profiles
  • Manage deployment, configuration, and updates
  • Manage security profiles from an integrated management console
  • Obtain a consolidated view of multiple security components across all endpoints in your network and Google domain
  • Perform integrated installation of security components and set profiles
  • Monitor endpoints' web browsing activity

An informative video introducing you to FortiClient EMS is available in the Fortinet Video Library.

FortiClient EMS components

FortiClient EMS provides the infrastructure to install and manage FortiClient software on endpoints. FortiClient protects endpoints from viruses, threats, and risks.

FortiClient EMS also provides the infrastructure to install and manage the FortiClient Web Filter extension on Google Chromebook endpoints. FortiClient protects endpoint users by working with FortiClient EMS to filter web content endpoint users view on Google Chromebooks.

The following table lists FortiClient EMS components.

Component

Description

FortiClient EMS

Manages FortiClient on endpoints that connect to your network.

Manages the FortiClient Web Filter extension installed on Google Chromebook endpoints, which are connected to your Google domain.

Includes the following software:

  • Console software that manages security profiles, FortiClient on endpoints, and Chromebook endpoints
  • Server software that provides secure communication between endpoints and the console and between Chromebook endpoints and the Google Admin console.

Database

Stores security profiles and events.

Also stores user information retrieved from the Google Admin console for Chromebooks.

The FortiClient EMS installation installs the SQL database.

FortiClient

Helps enforce security and protection on endpoints. It runs on servers, desktops, and portable computers you want to secure. See the FortiClient Administration Guide for information.

FortiClient Web Filter Extension

Communicates with FortiClient EMS and enforces web filtering on Google Chromebook endpoints.

In the diagram below, the undotted lines shows how different components are connected to manage Windows, macOS, and Linux endpoints using FortiClient EMS. The dotted lines represent how components are used to manage Chromebook endpoints with FortiClient EMS.

FortiClient EMS allows you to:

  • Establish and enforce security profiles
  • Manage deployment, configuration, and updates
  • Manage security profiles from an integrated management console
  • Obtain a consolidated view of multiple security components across all endpoints in your network and Google domain
  • Perform integrated installation of security components and set profiles
  • Monitor endpoints' web browsing activity

An informative video introducing you to FortiClient EMS is available in the Fortinet Video Library.