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Introduction

A cloud-based SaaS endpoint management service called FortiClient Cloud is available. This is a Fortinet-hosted EMS solution.

You can execute EMS functions from the cloud-based EMS. You must complete the following steps to create a cloud-based EMS instance under your FortiCloud user account:

  1. Register a FortiClient Cloud subscription to your FortiCloud account.
  2. Register a FortiClient license contract for management by FortiClient Cloud to your FortiCloud account.
Note

You can use FortiClient Cloud to manage and provision up to 5000 FortiClient endpoints. You must use an on-premise EMS to manage more than 5000 endpoints.

You can use FortiClient Cloud to manage the following FortiClient endpoint types:

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • iOS
  • Android
Note

This guide only provides information specific to FortiClient Cloud. For information about EMS features that this guide does not include, see the EMS documentation.

Requirements

The following items are required before you can initialize your FortiClient Cloud instance:

Requirement

Description

FortiCloud account with FortiClient Cloud subscription

Create a FortiCloud account if you do not have one and register a FortiClient Cloud subscription to this account. Launching FortiClient Cloud requires a primary FortiCloud account with a FortiClient Cloud subscription. A primary FortiCloud account with a FortiClient Cloud subscription can invite other users to launch FortiClient Cloud. Each FortiCloud account that will access FortiClient Cloud must be registered with its own FortiClient Cloud subscription. See Deploying FortiClient Cloud.

You can use an on-premise EMS license to license FortiClient Cloud. However, you cannot use the FortiClient Cloud subscription to license an on-premise EMS.

Licensing

A license for each endpoint that FortiClient Cloud will manage. Purchase one of the following FortiClient license types from Fortinet:

  • Fabric Agent with Endpoint Protection
  • Sandbox Cloud

When registering the license contract, you must specify that the endpoints will be managed using FortiClient Cloud, as described in Deploying FortiClient Cloud.

Registering a Fabric Agent license for FortiClient Cloud management does not support all features supported for on-premise EMS. See Limitations of FortiClient Cloud for the list of supported features.

Internet access

You must have Internet access to create a FortiClient Cloud instance.

Browser

Device with a browser to access FortiClient Cloud.

If you are using a new FortiCloud account:

  • If the account has a FortiClient Cloud subscription and an endpoint license (Fabric Agent or Sandbox Cloud), you can launch a FortiClient Cloud instance.
  • If the account has no FortiClient Cloud subscription, a You need a premium subscription to use this feature dialog displays. You cannot launch a FortiClient Cloud instance.
  • If the account has only a FortiClient Cloud subscription, you can launch a FortiClient Cloud instance that can manage up to three endpoints.

If you are using an existing FortiCloud account with a FortiClient Cloud instance that was launched prior to the FortiClient Cloud subscription requirement, the FortiClient Cloud instance continues to run without the FortiClient Cloud subscription.

Product integration and support

FortiClient Cloud supports the following products:

  • FortiClient 6.2.1 and later versions
  • FortiOS:
    • 6.2.1 and later versions
    • 6.0.0 and later versions
  • FortiAnalyzer:
    • 6.2.3 and later versions
    • 6.0.3 and later versions

Related Videos

FortiClient Cloud Overview

  • 2,266 views
  • 10 months ago

Introduction

A cloud-based SaaS endpoint management service called FortiClient Cloud is available. This is a Fortinet-hosted EMS solution.

You can execute EMS functions from the cloud-based EMS. You must complete the following steps to create a cloud-based EMS instance under your FortiCloud user account:

  1. Register a FortiClient Cloud subscription to your FortiCloud account.
  2. Register a FortiClient license contract for management by FortiClient Cloud to your FortiCloud account.
Note

You can use FortiClient Cloud to manage and provision up to 5000 FortiClient endpoints. You must use an on-premise EMS to manage more than 5000 endpoints.

You can use FortiClient Cloud to manage the following FortiClient endpoint types:

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • iOS
  • Android
Note

This guide only provides information specific to FortiClient Cloud. For information about EMS features that this guide does not include, see the EMS documentation.

Requirements

The following items are required before you can initialize your FortiClient Cloud instance:

Requirement

Description

FortiCloud account with FortiClient Cloud subscription

Create a FortiCloud account if you do not have one and register a FortiClient Cloud subscription to this account. Launching FortiClient Cloud requires a primary FortiCloud account with a FortiClient Cloud subscription. A primary FortiCloud account with a FortiClient Cloud subscription can invite other users to launch FortiClient Cloud. Each FortiCloud account that will access FortiClient Cloud must be registered with its own FortiClient Cloud subscription. See Deploying FortiClient Cloud.

You can use an on-premise EMS license to license FortiClient Cloud. However, you cannot use the FortiClient Cloud subscription to license an on-premise EMS.

Licensing

A license for each endpoint that FortiClient Cloud will manage. Purchase one of the following FortiClient license types from Fortinet:

  • Fabric Agent with Endpoint Protection
  • Sandbox Cloud

When registering the license contract, you must specify that the endpoints will be managed using FortiClient Cloud, as described in Deploying FortiClient Cloud.

Registering a Fabric Agent license for FortiClient Cloud management does not support all features supported for on-premise EMS. See Limitations of FortiClient Cloud for the list of supported features.

Internet access

You must have Internet access to create a FortiClient Cloud instance.

Browser

Device with a browser to access FortiClient Cloud.

If you are using a new FortiCloud account:

  • If the account has a FortiClient Cloud subscription and an endpoint license (Fabric Agent or Sandbox Cloud), you can launch a FortiClient Cloud instance.
  • If the account has no FortiClient Cloud subscription, a You need a premium subscription to use this feature dialog displays. You cannot launch a FortiClient Cloud instance.
  • If the account has only a FortiClient Cloud subscription, you can launch a FortiClient Cloud instance that can manage up to three endpoints.

If you are using an existing FortiCloud account with a FortiClient Cloud instance that was launched prior to the FortiClient Cloud subscription requirement, the FortiClient Cloud instance continues to run without the FortiClient Cloud subscription.

Product integration and support

FortiClient Cloud supports the following products:

  • FortiClient 6.2.1 and later versions
  • FortiOS:
    • 6.2.1 and later versions
    • 6.0.0 and later versions
  • FortiAnalyzer:
    • 6.2.3 and later versions
    • 6.0.3 and later versions