Cloud Based Wireless Management

FortiAP Cloud: Manage the Lifecycle of your Standalone FortiAP Deployment

FortiAP Cloud Overview

Managing standalone access points can be a logistical challenge. Network administrators need to deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize their wireless network on a continual basis. FortiAP management via FortiAP Cloud centralizes the lifecycle management of standalone FortiAPs with a simple, intuitive, and easy-to-use cloud interface that is accessible from anywhere.

To find the model of FortiAP that is right for you, see our AP selector tool.

 

 

FortiAP Cloud Product Details:

FortiAP Cloud offers management capabilities for standalone FortiAPs that scale from individual organizations managing a handful of APs, to large enterprises managing several thousand. FortiAP Cloud allows you to provision, monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your deployment through an easy-to-understand user interface. With zero-touch deployment options, FortiAP Cloud eliminates the need for costly onsite technical expertise. A FortiAP Cloud license key ships with each FortiAP, allowing an administrator to quickly add APs to the service.

Existing FortiGate customers interested in managing FortiAPs that are connected to FortiGates via the cloud should leverage FortiCloud.

Features and Benefits

 

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Robust Monitoring

Health status, client counts, bandwidth trends, and more
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Centralized Troubleshooting

Troubleshoot directly from the cloud interface
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Zero-touch Deployment

Fast and simple deployment with no requirements for onsite tech support
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Simplified Capacity Expansion

No complicated licensing mechanisms, just plug and go
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Scalability from 1 to 10,000 APs

Accounts scale to suit your needs
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Location Analytics included

Wireless device location analytics tools included with no additional licenses

FortiAP Cloud Models and Specifications

FortiAPs are available in a variety of models to address specific use cases and price points. Configuration and control of your wireless is done with Fortinet' FortiAP Cloud SaaS Platform.

For assistance choosing an AP, see our AP Product selector.

Large campuses, distributed enterprises, and small businesses all have diverse WLAN architecture needs. That's why Fortinet provides a full suite of WLAN Access Points as part of our Wireless Infrastructure solution designed to address the unique requirements of every organization.

Specific information by product line can be found by selecting each category.   

 

Standard APs

FortiAP access points are managed centrally by the FortiAP Cloud provisioning and management portal, or by the integrated WLAN controller of any FortiGate security appliance.

 

Model RF Technology
Description
FAP-421E 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-423E 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-221E 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-223E 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-222E 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 Outdoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-224E 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 Outdoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 port, 1x SFP port
FAP-C24JE 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wallplate AP: Dual radio, Internal antenna, 6 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-320C 3x3 802.11ac Wave 1 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports, extended temp range
FAP-224D 2x2 802.11n Outdoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-21D 2x2 802.11n Indoor wireless AP:  Single radio, internal antenna, 1 x FE RJ45 WAN port, 1 x FE RJ45 LAN port, USB powered
FAP-24D 2x2 802.11n Indoor wireless AP:  Single radio, Internal antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 WAN port, 4 x FE RJ45 LAN ports

 

Smart APs

FortiAP Smart access points include UTM services onboard and can be managed centrally by the FortiAP Cloud provisioning and management portal, or by the integrated WLAN controller of any FortiGate security appliance.

Model RF Technology
Description
FAP-S421E 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-S221E 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-S223E 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
Universal APs

FortiAP Universal access points are managed centrally by the FortiAP Cloud provisioning and management portal, the integrated WLAN controller of any FortiGate security appliance, or by the FortiWLC dedicated Wireless LAN Controller platform.

 

Model RF Technology Description
FAP-U421EV 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-U423EV 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-U422EV 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Outdoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-U321EV 3x3 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-U323EV 3x3 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-U221EV 2x2 802.11ac Wave 1 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-U223EV 2x2 802.11ac Wave 1 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-U24JEV 2x2 802.11ac Wave 1 Indoor wallplate AP: Single / Dual radio, Internal antenna, 6 x GE RJ45 ports
Access Point Accessories

Antennas and power supplies for use with FortiAP and Fortinet Controller Access Points.

 

Model Description
FAN-612R Sector/Patch Outdoor antenna
FAN-612N Sector/Patch Outdoor antenna
FAN-500N Point-to-Point Outdoor antenna
FAN-504N Point-to-Point Outdoor antenna
FAN-614R Sector/Patch Outdoor antenna
FAN-664N Sector/Patch Outdoor antenna
ANT-6ABGN-24 Omnidirectional Indoor antenna
ANT-ABGN230-W Omnidirectional Indoor antenna
ANT-I3ABGN-0304-O Omnidirectional Indoor antenna
ANT-O6ABGN-0606-O Omnidirectional Outdoor antenna
ANT-O6ABGN-0607-PT Sector/Patch Outdoor antenna
ANT-A08O-NM-2 Omnidirectional Outdoor antenna
ANT-BG080-NM Omnidirectional Outdoor antenna

 

Model Description
GPI-115 GE 802.3af power supply
GPI-130 GE 802.3at power supply

FortiAP Cloud management allows for centralized hosted cloud control of standalone FortiAP devices. No subscription is required for basic FortiAP Cloud management capabilities. Subscriptions are available to access advanced configuration, longer log retention, and greater FortiPresence access. The FortiAP Cloud portal can be found at www.fortiapcloud.com.

SKU
FC-10-90AP1-173-02-DD
설명
1-year FortiCloud FAP (FAP/FAP-U/FAP-C) Advanced Management License Includes: Premium FAP management features (where applicable for model), 1-year log retention, FortiPresence cloud service, 8x5 FortiCare
SKU
FC-10-90AP1-639-02-DD
설명
1-year FortiCloud FAP (FAP/FAP-U/FAP-C) Advanced Management License Includes: Premium FAP management features (where applicable for model), 1-year log retention, FortiPresence cloud service, 24x7 FortiCare
SKU
FC-10-90APS-173-02-DD
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1-year FortiCloud FAP-S Advanced Management License Includes: FortiGuard subscription services, Premium AP management features, 1-year log retention, FortiPresence Cloud Service, 8x5 FortiCare
SKU
FC-10-90APS-639-02-DD
설명
1-year FortiCloud FAP-S Advanced Management License Includes: FortiGuard subscription services, Premium AP management features, 1-year log retention, FortiPresence cloud service, 24x7 FortiCare

Existing FortiGate customers interested in managing FortiAPs that are connected to FortiGates via the cloud should leverage FortiCloud.

FortiPresence

FortiPresence

Location analytics with captive portal integration, free tier available. Login here.

FortiPresence Pro

Location analytics with social engagement and CRM integration. Login here.

Identity and Access Management

FortiAuthenticator user identity management appliances strengthen enterprise security by simplifying and centralizing the management and storage of user identity information.

Total Users
500
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4x GE RJ45 ports, 1x 1 TB HDD
Total Users
2,000
설명
4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x 1 TB HDD
Total Users
10,000
설명
4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x GE SFP, 2x 2 TB HDD
Total Users
20,000
설명
4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x GE SFP, 2x 2 TB SAS Drive
Total Users
40,000
설명
4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x GE SFP, 2x 2 TB SAS Drive

Virtual Instances:

사용자
100
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Base FortiAuthenticator-VM with 100 user license
사용자
+100
설명
License to add 100 users to base VM
사용자
+1000
설명
License to add 1000 users to base VM
사용자
+10000
설명
License to add 10000 users to base VM
사용자
+100000
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License to add 100000 users to base VM
FortiPlanner
Simplify WLAN planning and deployment with FortiPlanner, Fortinet’s graphical Wireless LAN planning and post-deployment site survey tool. FortiPlanner uses signal propagation ray-tracing algorithms to generate accurate predictive plans. After deployment, verify your installation with a real-time coverage heat map generate from collected survey data.
 
FortiPlanner
Free Deployment and Planning Utility (up to 10 APs)
FC-10-FNDN1-652-02-12
FNDN Deploy Toolkit – includes FortiPlanner (unlimited APs)
FC-10-FNDN2-139-02-12
FNDN Site Toolkit – includes up to 15 users of FortiPlanner (unlimited APs)
FortiDeploy
FortiDeploy allows for zero-touch bulk provisioning of FortiAPs to a specific FortiGate, FortiManager, or FortiCloud.
 
FDP-SINGLE-USE
Zero-touch bulk provisioning for all FortiAP on this order

FortiAP Cloud Product Demo

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FortiAP Cloud Demo

FortiAP Cloud allows for centralized management of FortiAPs via a hosted cloud service. This product demo lets you see just how simple it is to configure SSIDs and deploy FortiAPs using FortiAP Cloud, as well as view the built-in monitoring and reporting capabilities.

Access the demo

FortiAP Cloud FAQs

Below are answers to common questions regarding FortiAP Cloud management of FortiAP:    

What subscription do I need to buy to enable FortiAP Cloud?

There is no subscription required to use your FortiAP with FortiAP Cloud. If you would like to unlock enterprise configuration capabilities, the paid tier of FortiPresence, and one-year of log retention, then a FortiAP Cloud license can to be purchased which also includes technical support.

What happens if my enterprise FortiAP Cloud subscription runs out? Will I lose all wireless connectivity?

If you are currently subscribed to the paid tier of FortiAP Cloud and allow your license to lapse, your network will continue to operate. However your access to FortiPresence, logging, and configuration capabilities will be limited to the free tier of service.

How many APs can my FortiAP Cloud account manage?

There is no AP limit per FortiAP Cloud account.

How many APs will I need for my building?

AP density will vary depending on the number of users and what applications need to be supported. Fortinet offers planning software FortiPlanner to aid in determining the proper number and placement of APs.