Fortinet announces FortiAP-U series of universal wireless access point

Fortinet announces FortiAP-U series of universal wireless access point

FortiAP-U series access point

The global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, Fortinet, today unveiled the launch of its new FortiAP-U series of universal wireless access point.The device is designed to bring down the complexity with the most flexible, enterprise-grade wireless solution on the market.The introduced AP combines unified access network control and visibility with the superior protection of Fortinet’s Security Fabric.

“IT teams face severe challenges scaling and securing their wireless networks to meet rising access demands and the increasing dangers posed by IoT,” John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions, Fortinet. “The Fortinet Security Fabric solves these challenges by integrating security with the wireless infrastructure to unlock advanced internal segmentation strategies that are critical to defend against IoT threats. Now offering automated operations and plug-in-play compatibility with any Fortinet access management backend, the introduction of Fortinet’s patented FortiAP-U series of universal access points lowers the barrier for customers to implement the increased security protections of the Fortinet Security Fabric.”

Protect Your Internet of Things with The Fortinet Security Fabric

The AP is fully integrated within the Fortinet Security Fabric.The FortiAP-U series devices have security functions and application controls to deliver unified protection for the network edge.Seamless Security Fabric integration also empowers access network segmentation capabilities to deliver the only security strategy capable of protecting enterprises against threats targeting IoT and endpoint devices before they can access critical internal data.

Automated Network Operations, Simplified Access and Advanced Security

FortiAP-U series universal APs simplifies deployment and administration of access networks, offering a single appliance that is compatible with all Fortinet access management platforms – including FortiWLC enterprise wireless LAN controllers, integrated with FortiGate enterprise firewall LAN controllers and FortiCloud’s controllerless cloud wireless management.

Universal access points feature innovative plug-in-play implementation, enabling each device to automatically determine the type of management backend and pull down configuration information to deliver rapid deployment without the need for IT to manually update every appliance.

Performance to Meet Access Demands Now and Into the Future

Fortinet Universal APs are also designed to suit the wireless needs of the largest enterprises with cutting-edge 2 802.11ac Wave 2 features such as quad spacial streams, extended 5 GHz channel support, wide-channel 160MHz and Multi-User MIMO.

These technologies maximize bandwidth and device capacity, supporting even the most dense wireless needs with mulit-gigabit throughput while providing advanced security and unified visibility for all of the devices connected to the network. These features coupled with universal  management compabitlities enable the flexibility to effortlessly scale as network requirements increase.