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

You must register the FortiCloud premium subscription before you can register FortiClient endpoint licenses. See Deploying FortiClient Cloud.

If you attempt to register the endpoint license before the FortiCloud premium subscription, you will not be able to deploy FortiClient Cloud from this FortiCloud account.

Note

You can use FortiClient Cloud to manage and provision up to 500 FortiClient endpoints. You must use an on-premise EMS to manage more than 500 endpoints.

Requirements

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

Requirement

Description

FortiCloud account with premium subscription

Create a FortiCloud account if you do not have one and register a FortiCloud premium subscription to this account. Launching FortiClient Cloud requires a primary FortiCloud account with a premium subscription. A primary FortiCloud account with a premium subscription can invite other users to launch FortiClient Cloud. Each FortiCloud account that will access FortiClient Cloud must be registered with its own FortiCloud premium subscription. You must register the FortiCloud premium subscription before registering any endpoint licensing; otherwise, you cannot deploy FortiClient Cloud. See Deploying FortiClient Cloud.

Licensing

A license for each endpoint that will be managed using FortiClient Cloud. 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.

Note

FortiClient Cloud only supports FortiClient 6.2.1 and later versions.

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FortiClient Cloud Overview

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  • 6 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 FortiCloud premium subscription to your FortiCloud account.
  2. Register a FortiClient license contract for management by FortiClient Cloud to your FortiCloud account.
Caution

You must register the FortiCloud premium subscription before you can register FortiClient endpoint licenses. See Deploying FortiClient Cloud.

If you attempt to register the endpoint license before the FortiCloud premium subscription, you will not be able to deploy FortiClient Cloud from this FortiCloud account.

Note

You can use FortiClient Cloud to manage and provision up to 500 FortiClient endpoints. You must use an on-premise EMS to manage more than 500 endpoints.

Requirements

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

Requirement

Description

FortiCloud account with premium subscription

Create a FortiCloud account if you do not have one and register a FortiCloud premium subscription to this account. Launching FortiClient Cloud requires a primary FortiCloud account with a premium subscription. A primary FortiCloud account with a premium subscription can invite other users to launch FortiClient Cloud. Each FortiCloud account that will access FortiClient Cloud must be registered with its own FortiCloud premium subscription. You must register the FortiCloud premium subscription before registering any endpoint licensing; otherwise, you cannot deploy FortiClient Cloud. See Deploying FortiClient Cloud.

Licensing

A license for each endpoint that will be managed using FortiClient Cloud. 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.

Note

FortiClient Cloud only supports FortiClient 6.2.1 and later versions.