Secure Wireless

Access Points that extend security to the edge

Secure Wi-Fi Overview

SMBs often have diverse WLAN requirements that set them apart from large campuses or distributed enterprises. Fortinet understands this and provides a full suite of secure WLAN products designed to cover the unique requirements of different organizations. For assistance choosing an AP, see our AP Product selector.   

Configuration and management of your wireless environment can be done directly with one of our FortiGate UTM appliances or directly via our hosted cloud.

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

 

 

Secure Wi-Fi Access Point Product Details

The challenges SMBs face with deploying Wi-Fi securely continue to grow. With guest devices and IoT devices being brought onto networks, it’s critical for organizations to manage their access while also dealing with evolving security threats. Fortinet offers simple and flexible wireless solutions, from management integrated into a FortiGate to management hosted via the cloud, 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 buy, save time and TCO
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Scalability from 1 to 10,000 APs

Scales to grow with you
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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 various options for managing a wireless environment. The FortiGate Wireless Controller is built into our FortiGate UTM platform. For more information on the various FortiGate models, including manageable AP capacity per model, please see the UTM webpage.

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

Access Points

FortiAP access points are available in three models, all of which can be managed by the FortiGate or FortiAP Cloud. These are the FortiAP, FortiAP-S, and FortiAP-U.

FortiAP-S models include UTM services onboard, making them a perfect use case for remote installations.

FortiAP-U models are additionally manageable by our enterprise wireless controller appliances, allowing for growth to complex or large-scale deployments.

 

Model RF Technology
Description
FAP-421E 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP:  Dual radio, internal antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-S421E 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP: Dual radio, internal antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-U421EV 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP: Dual radio, internal antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-423E 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP: Dual radio, external 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-221E 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP: Dual radio, internal antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-S221E 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP: Dual radio, internal antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
FAP-223E 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP: Dual radio, external antenna, 1 x GE RJ45 port
FAP-S223E 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor wireless AP: Dual radio, external antenna, 2 x GE RJ45 ports
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-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
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

 

Access Point Accessories

 

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
GPI-115     GE 802.3af power supply    
GPI-130     GE 802.3at power supply    
FortiPresence

FortiPresence

Location analytics with captive portal integration, free tier available.

FortiPresence Pro

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

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.

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Zero-touch bulk provisioning for all FortiAP on this order

Product Demo

FortiWLC Product

FortiWLC Product Demo Request form

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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Wireless Use Cases

Securing the wireless at new branches can be expensive, difficult, and time consuming to deploy. The same simplicity, manageability, and security offered in our Secure SD-WAN solution leveraging the FortiGate NGFW can be carried over into wired and wireless access management to create an SD-Branch. FortiAPs, integrate directly into the FortiOS security infrastructure via our FortiLink protocol. Learn more here.

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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.