Wi-Fi technology has shown a sudden upsurge in the last decade due to the increased adaptability of mobile devices, laptops, and smartphones. But Wi-Fi technology is not universal when it comes to enterprise-level organizations and IT hubs. Large office premises that have a large number of internet users generally have Wi-Fi access points. On the other hand, small offices with limited internet users are can well serve the needs with mainstream Wi-Fi routers and range extenders.
WLAN Access Point
An access point provides a wireless local area network (WLAN), usually in office premises or academic campuses. An access point is linked to a wired router, switch, or hub via an Ethernet cable, and provides Wi-Fi connectivity over a designated area. For instance, if you want to enable Wi-Fi access in your facility’s building but don’t have a router to cover the range, you can deploy an access point at different locations to ensure rich connectivity over large distances and accommodate a large number of users.
Fortinet Wireless Access Point
When you have passengers, employees, students, guests using desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, Fortinet Wireless Access Point offers 50+ simultaneous connections and gives you the freedom to scale the number of devices connected on your network. Other significant benefits include:
Enterprise-level Fortinet access points can be deployed anywhere with Newer-gen modules that show compatibility with Power over Ethernet Plus, or PoE+ (a hybrid Ethernet and power cord) and do not require any separate power line.
Other significant features include Captive Portal and Access Control List (ACL) that allow you to limit or restrict any guest accessing the network to ensure network security. You can also manage users accessing your Wi-Fi network via a user-friendly configuration interface.
Fortinet Access points with a Clustering feature provide a single node for the IT administrator to view, install, configure, and secure a Wi-Fi network without any need to configure a series of separate access points individually.
Fortinet offers FortiAP devices are slim wireless access points incorporating modern Wi-Fi technologies and Fortinet Security Fabric. FortiAP devices offer broad visibility, automated protection from plausible threats, and onboard threat intelligence that is intended to secure the sensitive information and intellectual property of organizations globally.