You can use the default endpoint profile or create endpoint profiles for many configurations and situations. You can also import FortiOS and FortiManager Web Filter profiles to EMS.
You can create and configure separate profiles for Windows, macOS, and Linux endpoints and for Chromebook endpoints. You can also edit the default profiles.
When you install FortiClient EMS, a default profile is created. EMS applies this profile to any groups you create. The default profile is designed to provide effective levels of protection. There are separate default profiles for Windows, macOS, and Linux endpoints and for Chromebook endpoints.
The default profile is designed to provide effective levels of protection. To use specific features, such as application firewall, create a new profile or change the default profile. Consider the following when creating profiles:
- Use default settings within a profile.
- Consider the endpoint's role when changing the default profile or creating new profiles.
- Create a separate group and profile for endpoints requiring long-term special configuration.
- Use FortiClient EMS for all central profile settings, and set options for within the group instead of for the endpoint itself when possible.