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fionaC
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FortiClient Host Checks on Free VPN Client

Hi All,

 

We have a contractor who will be using their company laptop to connect to our network. I would like to have host checks done before allowing them to connect, but we are small, and do not have EMS etc.

 

It looks like there are some free host checks that can be setup with the free VPN client, but it appears this only works with SSL VPN. Am I correct in thinking there is no option for host checks when using IPSEC vpn?

 

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/forticlient/7.0.0/new-features/651315/fortigate-powered-host-

 

 

 

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gfleming
Staff
Staff

Correct it is for SSL VPN only.

Cheers,
Graham
rtichkule
Staff
Staff

Hello fionaC,

 

The SSL-VPN is the only type of VPN that supports the host check capability in fortigate; IPSEC VPNs do not.

fionaC
New Contributor II

Thank you. Do you know if the SSL checks work even without an EMS license?

gfleming

Yes the linked document you provided states it is "FortiGate powered" (i.e. not reliant on EMS) and also explicitly states it is supported on the Free VPN client.

Cheers,
Graham
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