Fortinet Unveils Universal Wireless Access Points
Fortinet, a network security solution provider, has announced the launch of its new FortiAP-U series of universal wireless access points (AP), designed to reduce complexity with flexible, enterprise-grade wireless solution on the market. Fortinet’s innovative universal APs combine unified access network control and visibility with the superior protection of Fortinet’s Security Fabric.
Fully integrated within the Fortinet Security Fabric, the FortiAP-U series devices deliver unified protections for the network edge with security functions and application controls. Seamless Security Fabric integration also enables access network segmentation capabilities to deliver the only security strategy capable of protecting enterprises against threats targeting IoT and endpoint devices before they can access critical internal data.
FortiAP-U series universal APs simplifies deployment and administration of access networks, offering a single appliance that is compatible with all Fortinet access management platforms – including FortiWLC enterprise wireless LAN controllers, integrated with FortiGate enterprise firewall LAN controllers and FortiCloud’s controllerless cloud wireless management. Universal access points feature innovative plug-in-play implementation, enabling each device to automatically determine the type of management backend and pull down configuration information to deliver rapid deployment without the need for IT to manually update every appliance.
“The Fortinet Security Fabric solves these challenges by integrating security with the wireless infrastructure to unlock advanced internal segmentation strategies that are critical to defend against IoT threats. Now offering automated operations and plug-in-play compatibility with any Fortinet access management backend, the introduction of Fortinet’s patented FortiAP-U series of universal access points lowers the barrier for customers to implement the increased security protections of the Fortinet Security Fabric”, said Rajesh Maurya, Regional Director, India & SAARC, Fortinet.
Fortinet Universal APs are also designed to suit the wireless needs of the largest enterprises with cutting-edge 2 802.11ac Wave 2 features such as quad spatial streams, extended 5 GHz channel support, wide-channel 160MHz and Multi-User MIMO. These technologies maximize bandwidth and device capacity, supporting even the most dense wireless needs with multi-gigabit throughput while providing advanced security and unified visibility for all of the devices connected to the network. These features coupled with universal management capabilities enable the flexibility to effortlessly scale as network requirements increase.