Licensing

Licensing on the FortiGate is based on the number of registered clients. FortiGate 30 series and higher models support ten (10) free managed FortiClient licenses. For additional managed clients, a FortiClient license subscription must be purchased. The maximum number of managed clients varies per device model.

The VPN on-net, off-net feature in Endpoint Control will be activated only when the FortiGate, to which FortiClient is registered, is running FortiOS 5.2 or 5.4 with a FortiClient 5.2 or 5.4 license.

FortiGate Client limits

The following table shows client limits per FortiGate model series.

FortiGate Series Free Registrations FortiClient License Upgrade
FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30 to 90 series 10 1 year FortiClient license subscription for up to 200 clients
FortiGate 100 to 300 series 10 1 year FortiClient license subscription for up to 600 clients
FortiGate 500 to 800 series, FortiGate VM01, FortiGate VM02 10 1 year FortiClient license subscription for up to 2000 clients
FortiGate 1000 series, FortiGate VM04 10 1 year FortiClient license subscription for up to 8000 clients
FortiGate 3000 to 5000 series, FortiGate VM08 10 1 year FortiClient license subscription for up to 20 000 clients
In high availability (HA) configurations, all cluster members require an upgrade license key.
For more information, go to www.forticlient.com.
The FortiClient license for FortiOS 5.2 includes the license file required to use the FortiClient Configurator tool used to create custom FortiClient installers. The Configurator tool also allows you to rebrand the installer file.

EMS client limits

A newly installed EMS offers 20 000 trial client licenses over a period of 60 days from the day of installation. After the trail period lapses, the number of client licenses will be 10, same as for a new FortiGate to which no FortiClient license has been applied.

A license may be applied to the EMS at any time during or after the trial period. Licenses are available in multiples of 100 seats, with a minimum of 100 seats.

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