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Fortinet’s Secure WLAN is a comprehensive, flexible end-to-end wireless LAN security solution that incorporates wireless and wired access, security, authentication, switching and management to help you adjust to the new demands for speed and security being put on your enterprise network.
You have the flexibility to choose between thick and thin access points (APs), managed by the integrated wireless controller in FortiGate network security platform, delivering comprehensive, proven threat management and policy enforcement. Fortinet's unique approach allows you to integrate security for your wired and wireless networks quickly and easily. You can manage all policies from a 'single pane of glass' management console, improving protection while simplifying your network.
Fortinet’s wireless security solution consists of three components:
The FortiGate network security platform acts as a wireless controller for FortiAP Thin Access Points, while providing firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, application control, web filtering and many other security and network capabilities. There are FortiGate platforms to meet the requirements of any network, from small businesses to large enterprises and service providers.
FortiAP Thin Wireless Access Points are cost-effective IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11n “Thin” APs that provide Integrated Network Security and WiFi client access. The range of FortiAPs includes models for indoor, outdoor and remote installation. The FortiAP series utilizes industry-leading wireless LAN technology, providing client access in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum, with 802.11ac models supporting a maximum association rate of up to 1,300 Mbps per radio. Learn More on Thin AP Products.
FortiWiFi Thick Access Points Security Appliances are a single unit that integrates wireless AP capabilities into the FortiGate Network Security Platform, making it ideal for small and medium business, distributed enterprise or branch office deployments. Each FortiWiFi provides secure access to both the wired and wireless LAN, as well as various WAN connections, in a cost-effective device. Learn More on Thick AP Products.
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The biggest advantage of Fortinet is that the company manages to combine so many functions in one appliance and still keep prices reasonable. We were also impressed by the help we received from Fortinet?s local team in the planning and deployment stage, which made sure the solutions were easy for administrators to install and use.