The Need for a Fortified Wireless LAN
Enterprises are looking to increase productivity through uninterrupted access to applications and resources, without compromising security and agility. You want to increase visibility and control of your wireless network traffic by enforcing the same policies as your wired network and eliminate potential blind spots. You also need a solution that helps you meet compliance by proactively blocking unauthorized access all while providing tools for business continuity by following industry best practices.
Integrated Wireless Security and Access Solution
Fortinet’s FortiAP-221B wireless thin access point delivers secure, identity-driven WiFi client access that creates a fortified WLAN network. Centrally managed by a FortiGate® or FortiWiFi™ platform with its integrated Wireless Controller, FortiAPs allow you to deploy a comprehensive, integrated security solution for your wireless and wired networks. By acting as a Wireless Controller, FortiGate or FortiWiFi security platforms enable you to deploy comprehensive unified threat management (UTM) protection over your wireless network.
Industry-Leading Wireless Technology
The FAP-221B sports the latest generation of wireless hardware with encompasses a set of advanced technologies and features enabled by 802.11n. This includes Low-density parity check (LDPC) encoding, Maximum likelihood demodulation/Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC)/(MLD), and Transmit beamforming (TxBF). The end result is an impressive increase performance and coverage of ~+100% at short range, ~+50% at mid range and ~+25% at long range.
The FortiAP-221B is IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standards-based, and operates on both 2.4 GHz b/g/n and 5 GHz a/n spectrums. It utilizes industry leading wireless chip technology that takes advantage of 2×2 MIMO (multiple input multiple output) with dual transmit streams. This MIMO technology allows the FortiAP-221B to reach wireless association rates as high as 300Mbps per radio and enables the coverage to extend more than twice as far as legacy 802.11a/b/g. The FortiAP-221B can support up to eight SSIDs per radio–seven for client access and one for scanning for rogue access points, uses multiple discovery techniques to find available FortiGate controllers over L2 or L3 networks.