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Endpoint Management with FortiClient EMS

The task of managing multiple endpoints across a network can be challenging and often daunting, primarily due to the increasingly diverse ecosystem of devices amongst employees. However, that’s where FortiClient EMS (Endpoint Management Server) can help, by streamlining endpoint management and strengthening your network security.

Read on to discover more about:
• The functionalities of FortiClient EMS
• FortiClient’s comprehensive endpoint protection
• A short video demo of FortiClient and its features

What is FortiClient EMS?

FortiClient EMS serves as a centralised management hub for administering FortiClient endpoints. This means you can efficiently oversee a multitude of endpoints running FortiClient, so you gain valuable visibility into their status and activities across the network. With FortiClient EMS, administrators can assign security profiles to these endpoints, ensuring that each device adheres to specific security protocols.

The advantages of FortiClient EMS

Integrations with Microsoft Active Directory are truly seamless; plus, by adding a domain from an Active Directory server you can also effortlessly incorporate endpoints into the EMS environment which simplifies the onboarding process.

A standout feature of FortiClient EMS is its ability to push policies and updates to endpoints in real time. When a FortiClient connects to EMS, the designated policies are automatically pushed to the device, ensuring consistent enforcement of security measures. Any updates or modifications to policies are promptly propagated to the endpoints, ensuring that they’re always up to date with the latest security protocols.

Deploying FortiClient

Deploying FortiClient on endpoints becomes smooth with FortiClient EMS. In the hands of a capable IT manager, deployment packages can be created, disseminated through Active Directory, or seamlessly installed via the download link from the server available (demonstrated in our video). This remarkable flexibility ensures that endpoints are fortified with indispensable security measures. Once deployed, endpoints can be organised into groups and policies containing security profiles can be assigned to these groups. This granular approach allows you to tailor security configurations based on specific requirements, ensuring optimal protection for each endpoint.

Getting Started

In our demo below you can watch a manual installation of FortiClient on a Windows 10 endpoint and see how it seamlessly integrates with EMS. Once managed by EMS, the endpoint’s details are readily accessible, allowing administrators to monitor its status and perform essential tasks such as running scans and managing security profiles.
Furthermore, FortiClient Endpoint Management provides comprehensive visibility into endpoint activity, allowing administrators to track events and monitor software installations across all endpoints. This level of insight empowers you to proactively address security concerns and mitigate potential threats.


FortiClient EMS offers a comprehensive solution for managing and securing endpoints across a network. Its intuitive interface, seamless integration with Active Directory, and real time policy enforcement make it a valuable asset for organisations seeking to manage endpoint connections and gain visibility into the status, system information, and signature details of endpoints to help efficiently manage and troubleshoot issues.


For a personalised demo of the system and for a review of how it could benefit you, get in touch to arrange a meeting with one of our Fortinet specialists.


You can also download a detailed overview of the FortiClient EMS solution here.


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