Secure Wi-Fi

Protection where your networks are most vulnerable - The Edge

Secure Wi-Fi Overview

Large campuses, distributed enterprises, and small businesses all have diverse WLAN architecture needs but also a common requirement for security. That's why Fortinet provides a full suite of Wi-Fi Access Point and WLAN Controller products as part of our Secure Access solution designed to address the unique requirements of every organization. For assistance choosing an AP, our AP Product selector can be found here.    

Configuration and control of your wireless environment can be done directly with a FortiGate or via our dedicated Wireless LAN controllers.  Fortinet also offers FortiManager and FortiCloud as management solutions for the entire Fortinet security fabric.

All Fortinet’s wireless solutions integrate with our location analytics platform: FortiPresence.  This enables real-time locationing and device tracking. 

 

Secure Wi-Fi News

5/11/18: Fortinet releases FortiWLM 8.4  Read more here

5/3/2018: Fortinet introduces new free version of FortiPresence Lite.  Learn more

4/11/2018FortiAP 6.0 software released.

Introduction to Fortinet Secure Wireless Access

Introduction to Fortinet Secure Wireless Access

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Wi-Fi Security Product Details

The challenges associated with enterprise class Wi-Fi security continue to grow.  With BYOD, a highly mobile workforce, and now IoT devices being brought into the enterprise space, it’s critical for IT organizations to manage their access while also dealing with evolving security threats. Fortinet offers a variety of wireless solutions, from management integrated into a FortiGate to dedicated WLAN controllers to ensure every user has the right solution for their network needs.

 

Features and Benefits

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Security Fabric Integration

Integration with FortiGate firewalls extends your security fabric out to the edge of the network
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Superior density, scalability and mobility

Handle even the most complex RF environments
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Zero-touch deployment

Fast and simple deployment with no requirements for onsite tech support
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Simplified deployment and capacity expansion

No licenses to manage, just plug and go
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Scalability from 1 to 10,000 APs

A range of platforms for any sized deployment
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Free location and analytics

Wireless device locationing tools included with no additional licenses required

Secure Wi-Fi Models and Specifications

Fortinet offers three options for managing a wireless environment.  We have a wireless controller integrated into our FortiGate, dedicated WLAN controllers, and hosted cloud management. For assistance choosing an AP, our AP Product selector can be found here.

FortiGate Integrated Controller

The FortiGate Wireless Controller is built into all FortiGate models.  For more information on the various FortiGate models, including manageable AP capacity per model, please see the FortiGate webpage here.    

FortiAP access points are managed centrally by the integrated WLAN controller of any FortiGate® security appliance or can be managed through the free FortiCloud provisioning and management portal.

 

Model RF Technology
Description
FAP-421E 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-423E 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 1 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

 

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


 

Model RF Technology
Description
FAP-S421E 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-S423E 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-S422E 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Outdoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External 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

 

FortiAP Universal access points are managed centrally by the integrated WLAN controller of any FortiGate® security appliance, through the free FortiCloud provisioning and management portal, 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-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

For a complete list of all supported Access Points, Access Point accessories, and further information on the FortiGate integrated controller solution, please see the Product Page.

Dedicated Controller

Some wireless deployments require high mobility with high performance and the Fortinet Wireless Controller can provide enterprise-class Wi-Fi to deliver this in large and high-density environments. Dedicated controllers deliver seamless mobility, quick deployment, and easy capacity expansion with radio frequency virtualization. 

The FortiWLC and FortiWLM platforms deliver seamless mobility and superior reliability with optimized client distribution and channel utilization. Both single- and multi-channel deployment options are supported, maximizing efficiency to make the most of available wireless spectrum.

# of Managed APs
50
Interfaces
4x GE RJ45 ports
# of Managed APs
200
Interfaces
4x GE RJ45 ports
# of Managed APs
500
Interfaces
4x GE RJ45 ports, 4x GE SFP ports, 2x10 GE SFP+ ports
# of Managed APs
1000
Interfaces
4 x 10 GE SFP+ ports
# of Managed APs
3000
Interfaces
8 x 10 GE SFP+ ports

Virtual Instances:

# of Managed APs
50
# of Managed APs
200
# of Managed APs
500
# of Managed APs
1000
# of Managed APs
3000

Appliances:

Max # of Managed APs
1000
Interfaces
4x GE RJ45 ports
Max # of Managed APs
15000
Interfaces
4x GE RJ45 ports, 4x GE SFP ports
Max # of Managed APs
15000
Additional APs Licensed
50
Additional APs LIcensed
250
Additional APs Licensed
2500

 

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

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-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

Fortinet AP access points are managed centrally by the FortiWLC dedicated Wireless LAN Controller platform.    

Model RF Technology Description
AP822i
2x2 802.11ac Wave 1 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, Internal antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 ports
AP822e 2x2 802.11ac Wave 1 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 ports
OAP832e 3x3 802.11ac Wave 1 Outdoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, External antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports

For a complete list of all supported Access Points, Access Point accessories, virtual options for controller and management, and further information on our Dedicated Controller product line, please see the Product Page.

FortiPresence
FortiPresence Pro
Location analytics with a year of storage and engagement tools
FortiPresence Lite
Free location analytics service with up to 7 days of data storage
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
Descripción
4x GE RJ45 ports, 1x 1 TB HDD
Total Users
2,000
Descripción
4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x 1 TB HDD
Total Users
10,000
Descripción
4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x GE SFP, 2x 2 TB HDD
Total Users
20,000
Descripción
4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x GE SFP, 2x 2 TB SAS Drive
Total Users
40,000
Descripción
4x GE RJ45 ports, 2x GE SFP, 2x 2 TB SAS Drive

Virtual Instances:

Usuarios
100
Descripción
Base FortiAuthenticator-VM with 100 user license
Usuarios
+100
Descripción
License to add 100 users to base VM
Usuarios
+1000
Descripción
License to add 1000 users to base VM
Usuarios
+10000
Descripción
License to add 10000 users to base VM
Usuarios
+100000
Descripción
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-FNDN1-139-02-12
FNDN Personal 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

Product Demo

FortiWLC Product

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FortiWLC controllers support high-density clients and high performance while addressing mission-critical enterprise demands for wireless connectivity. In this demo, see our Multi-Channel and Single-Channel architecture deliver data, voice, video, and seamless roaming capabilities. Check out how the setup wizard helps with configuration using a series of workflows. 

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FortiWLM Product

Fortinet FortiWLM Product Demo

FortiWLM provides centralized configuration and management of wireless networks. It includes Network Manager, Spectrum Manager, Service assurance Manager, and Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS). In this demo, see how the ability to provision, test, troubleshoot, and optimize wireless networks helps reduce IT overhead and cost without compromising overall quality of service.

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FortiAP Demo

FortiAPs are a range of secure WLAN Access Points designed for indoor, outdoor, and remote use, all managed and secured directly from the familiar FortiGate web interface. This product demo lets you see just how simple it is to configure SSIDs and AP Profiles, as well as view the built-in monitoring and reporting capabilities.

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Dedicated WLAN Controller Wireless Access FAQs

Below are answers to common questions regarding FortiGate Integrated Secure Wireless Access and related services:    

What license do I need to buy to enable the wireless controller on my FortiGate?

There are no additional licenses that need to be purchased to enable or use the Wireless Controller function on a FortiGate.

How many APs can my FortiGate manage?

Please refer to the FortiGate datasheet for your specific model for information on maximum AP capacity.

What license do I need to buy to enable my FortiWLC to adopt my access point?

There are no additional licenses that need to be purchased to enable or adopt an access point to a FortiWLC.

How many APs can my FortiWLM manage?

Please refer to the FortiWLM datasheet for your specific model for information on maximum AP capacity.

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.

What is the maximum amount of data that FortiPresence will keep?    

FortiPresence Lite will save data for up to 7 days across up to 5 sites.  FortiPresence PRO will save data for up to a year across any number of sites.

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.    

Do I need to add a FortiDeploy line item to every order?

FortiDeploy only needs to be added to orders where you desire all items within the order to be addable to FortiCloud under a single FortiCloud activation number.

Do I need to add a FortiDeploy line item for every device on my PO?

No, only a single FortiDeploy line item is necessary per PO.

Can I still provision devices from the cloud without FortiDeploy?

Yes, FortiAPs can still be adopted and/or deployed individually from the cloud regardless of the use of FortiDeploy’s bulk provisioning offering.