FortiGate Integrated Secure Wireless Access

Wi-Fi management and security in a single pane of glass

FortiGate Integrated Wireless Management Overview

Customers demand more capability from fewer components to save on cost and complexity. Fortinet’s security appliance, FortiGate, is supplied with a Wireless LAN and Switch controller built in to provide secure Wi-Fi at no extra cost. The Integrated solution is Security-Fabric enabled, providing the broad visibility, automated protection, and integrated threat intelligence required to protect the valuable assets and data of organizations worldwide all within a single pane of glass. For assistance choosing an AP, our AP Product selector can be found here.

 

FortiGate Integrated Wireless Management News

9/25/18: Fortinet presents at Mobility Field Day 3 See video here

5/1/18: Fortinet releases new FortiPresence Lite, free wireless location analytics tool  Read more here

4/11/2018: Fortinet introduces new free version of FortiPresence Lite.  Learn more

 

 

FortiGate Integrated Wireless Management Product Details

The challenges associated with enterprise class Wi-Fi 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 points while also dealing with evolving security threats. Fortinet offers an integrated secure Wireless LAN Controller within FortiOS, a purpose-built network security operating system, which forms the foundation of the FortiGate Network Security Platform.

 

   

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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Automated response to compromised devices

Remove human reaction time from the equation to improve network security at the access layer.
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Zero-touch deployment

Fast and simple deployment with no requirement 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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Wireless device locationing tools included with no additional licenses

Wireless device locating tools included with no additional licenses.

FortiGate Integrated Wireless Management 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’s FortiGate Network Security Platform.

For assistance choosing an AP, our AP Product selector can be found here.

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 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, 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 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-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 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-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

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.    

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

Virtual Instances:

Users
100
Description
Base FortiAuthenticator-VM with 100 user license
Users
+100
Description
License to add 100 users to base VM
Users
+1000
Description
License to add 1000 users to base VM
Users
+10000
Description
License to add 10000 users to base VM
Users
+100000
Description
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

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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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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.

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.