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jasonFPRS
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Suggested VPN Clients Fortigate 100D

We have yet to pull the trigger on the Fortigate 100D, but before we do we were curious what folks recommend as a VPN client that are already using this product.

Do you have a preferred VPN client for your connections?  Or, do you simply recommend using the client supplied by Fortinet?

 

Thanks!

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rwpatterson
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Someone chime in if I am wrong, but I believe you have to use the Fortinet supplied VPN client with a Fortigate. I've never tried to use another. That's like trying to start a Buick with a Honda key.

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Toshi_Esumi
Esteemed Contributor III

If you use SSL VPN, it has to be FortiClient. But if IPSec VPN, technically clients can be anything as long as you can set proper parameters for phase1 and pase2 at the client. FortiClient, as you know, of course can handle both (selection button at the top). And it's easier to open a ticket with Fortinet TAC in case any problems because they know both ends. I personally haven't used any other clients but FC.

emnoc
Esteemed Contributor III

IPSEC almost anything works

 

linuxvpnclient

cisco vpnclient

macosx native

windows 7+  native ( L2TP/IPSEC )

etc....

PCNSE 

NSE 

StrongSwan  

PCNSE NSE StrongSwan
rwpatterson
Valued Contributor III

Agreed. I exclusively thought SSL VPN, hence my response. I don't use a 'client' for IPSec, just other IPSec devices.

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