Configure FortiGate and FortiClient (v5.0.2) IPSec VPN for Secure Remote Access to Work Network
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Endpoint security is an approach to network protection that requires each computing device on a corporate network to comply with certain standards before network access is granted. Endpoint is an individual device or computer system that acts as a network client. Common endpoints include desktop PCs, laptops, smart phones, tablets and specialized equipment such as bar code readers, point of sale (POS) terminals. Endpoint security includes all of the measures taken to implement security concerning endpoints. These measures include determining the risk required to protect endpoints to protecting the network from the endpoints themselves. It also includes the management and administration of these security measures, including risk management and reporting.
Fortinet Endpoint Protection offers comprehensive security for your Windows-based and Mac-based desktops, laptops, file servers helping you to safeguard your systems with advanced security technologies all managed from a single management consoles. FortiClient Endpoint Security and FortiMobile Smartphone Security are client-based software solutions designed to provide security features for enterprise computers and mobile devices. When used in connection with FortiGate appliances, FortiClient delivers endpoint control, VPN and integrated threat management for PCs and Laptops. FortiMobile provides VPN, Internet protection, call filtering and address book security features for smartphones.
FortiClient Endpoint Security secures end points by extending Unified Threat Management to remote devices. It enables organizations to deploy business practices requiring secure remote access connectivity for its distributed and mobile workforce, contractors and partners. Working in conjunction with Fortinet's FortiGate® consolidated security appliances, FortiClient focuses on Endpoint Control, WAN optimization, VPN and Identity verificatio, all from a single agent, to support differing remote access security needs.
FortiMobile offers a range of security capabilities protect smartphones running the Windows Mobile or Symbian platforms. Features include antivirus scanning, personal firewall, Outlook address book protection (Windows Mobile only), IPSec VPN, SMS antispam and filtering, phone security, and call filtering. Automatic updates from the FortiGuard subscription service, ensure protection against the latest threats.
As an incubator, we have a shared services environment but that doesn't mean that we want everything, such as intellectual property, between our customers shared. It was therefore critical that we have a solution to securely partition each customer's network but still allow for shared resources such as printers and Internet access. Fortinet's FortiGate systems enabled us to achieve this by virtualizing network security, which also helped free-up network bandwidth and increase our network performance.