FortiExtender: Secure 5G and LTE Wireless WAN Extender
Providing 5G and LTE Connectivity for Reliable Broadband Access to the InternetLearn More
The future is wireless, and with 5G and innovative LTE connectivity solutions, your WAN can be faster than ever. Fortinet FortiExtender leverages the scalability and flexibility of LTE (3G and 4G) and 5G wireless WAN to empower you to grow more connected, across operations and devices located anywhere and everywhere.
FortiExtender offers wireless connectivity for nearly any operational network. Whether mobile sites, vehicle fleets, field forces, or OT and IoT environments, a FortiExtender solution exists to help you achieve resilient and high-performance connectivity, anywhere.
FortiExtender appliances come in several indoor models with different LTE modem performance. All models offer multiple LAN ports and a secondary WAN ethernet port. FortiExtender Appliances can be managed by a FortiGate or from the cloud by the FortiExtender Cloud service.
|Model||Internal Modem(s)||Modem Type||Coverage||FortiExtender Cloud|
|FEX-201E||Single||CAT-6 (300 Mbps)||NA, SA, EMEA||Yes|
|FEX-211E||Single||CAT-12 (600 Mbps)||Global||Yes|
Establishing and maintaining internet connectivity across an increasingly distributed environment is critical. However, conventional networking approaches include challenges such as:
FortiExtender delivers a wide array of redundancy, performance, and functionality to fit nearly every wireless use case.
Leverage FortiExtender 5G, LTE, or even LAN Ethernet to onboard users located at pop-up offices and thin branch networks. With FortiExtender, deploying and managing FortiSASE is fast, simple and intuitive.Learn more about FortiSASE Thin Edge
FortiExtender provides a reliable WAN connection to a firewall, such as a FortiGate, using the cellular LTE infrastructure (3G, 4G), as well as 5G. These connections are commonly used as a second broadband connection for reliability or increased throughput. But those businesses that want to use multiple WAN connections, including for SD-WAN, can also use FortiExtender for one of those WAN links.
Another common use for FortiExtender is to deploy it as a primary connection for a location where cellular LTE is the preferred broadband option. Retail stores or kiosks processing point-of-sales (POS) transactions might also opt for a highly-secure LTE or 5G network to meet PCI compliance requirements. FortiExtender can also be managed independently, using an attached FortiGate or through the FortiExtender Cloud service. For more information on FortiExtender Cloud, click here.