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Fortinet FortiAP 320B Access Point
Integrated Wireless Security and Access Solutions

Fortinet FortiAP 320B Access Point

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Overview:

Wireless Access Point FortiAP-320B is dual-band dual-radio IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standards-based, and operates on both 2.4 GHz b/g/n and 5 GHz a/n spectrums. The FAP-320B delivers the new 3x3 MIMO technology with three spatial streams, which allows connection rates of up to 450Mbps. This results in more than 50% throughput than 2x2 MIMO access points and higher performance over longer connection ranges.

This Fortinet wireless access point is purpose-built for customers demanding the highest performance, availability and versatility. Its dual redundant POE Ethernet ports provide maximum uptime, making this wireless AP ideal for mission-critical environments such as hospitals and factories. You can also conceal this access point above drop-ceiling tiles as the enclosure uses plenum-rated plastics and cast aluminum in its construction.

Just like all FortiAP products, you can configure this versatile AP in AP mode, Mesh mode, Bridge Mode, dedicated air monitor or as a remote AP with encrypted data channel and local traffic breakout. It supports up to eight SSIDs per radio—seven for client access and one for scanning for rogue access points. It uses multiple discovery techniques including DNS discovery to find available FortiGate controllers over L2 or L3 networks.

The FAP-320B includes the latest generation wireless access point hardware, enabling advanced 802.11n technologies and features. These features include Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) encoding, Maximum Likelihood Demodulation/Maximum Ratio Combining (MLD/MRC), and transmit Beam Forming (TxBF). The end-result is an impressive increase in performance and coverage.

High Performance Secure Thin Access Pointse

  • Leverage existing FortiGate or FortiWiFi platforms as controllers for low TCO
  • Full range of authentications and access for all use cases
  • Integration with FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer for unified control and reporting
  • Fast Roaming for uninterrupted data access
  • Automatic Radio Resource Provisioning (ARRP) for optimized throughput
  • Flexible deployment options with simple per device pricing
  • Layer 7 application QoS for maximum business productivity
  • Rogue AP control for PCI DSS compliance

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-320B 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.

Economical and versatile thin Access Point

The FortiAP-320B 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. The FortiAP-320B sports the new 3x3 MIMO technology with three spatial streams which allows connection rates of up to 450Mbps. This results in more than 50% throughput over 2x2 access points and a longer connection range. Its dual redundant PoE Ethernet ports provide maximum uptime and longer connection range, making this access point ideal for mission critical environments such as hospitals and factories. This access point can also be deployed above ceiling tiles as the enclosure is plenum rated.

The FortiAP-320B is a versatile access point and in addition to providing client access it can be configured to operate in mesh node, as a dedicated air monitor, or as a remote access point with an encrypted data channel. It support up to eight SSIDs per radio—seven for client access and one for scanning for rogue access points- and uses multiple discovery techniques to find available FortiGate controllers over L2 or L3 networks. This access point can also deployed above ceiling tiles as the enclosure the plenum rated allowing access points to remain hidden throughout the enterprise.

Features & Benefits:


Features Benefits
Enteprise Unified Threat Management Protects your network with the widest range of security and networking technologies seamlessly integrated into a single device: Firewall, IPS, Application Control, VPN, Web Filtering, and many others.
Application-Layer Quality of Service Going above and beyond Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WME) by offering layer 7 traffic shaping and application use control.
Robust rogue AP control Industry’s most comprehensive monitoring, detection and suppression of rogue APs for PCI DSS compliance.
'Single Pane of Glass' Management Concol Unmatched visibility and control of all wired and wireless network traffic that eliminates blindspots in your security infrastructure and ensures consistent and effective policy enforcement and compliance.
One Access Point, Many Uses Software reconfiguration allows one radio to be dedicated to wireless air monitoring while the other provides full AP functionality to client; software license allows simultaneous mesh backhaul and remote AP functionality.
TX Beam Forming (TxBF) and Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC) Leads to wider coverage and optimum performance due to extended Rate over a longer range.

Deployment:

FortiAP Deployment

Performance Table:


FAP-223B RF RX/TX Performance table
  Radio 1 Radio 2
  5 GHz 2.4 GHz
802.11 b Tx Power (dBm) Tx Power Tx Power Rx Sensitivity
6 Mbps 24 -93    
6 Mbps 23 -90    
802.11 a/g        
6 Mbps 23 -92 20 -90
9 Mbps 23 -90 20 -88
12 Mbps 23 -88 20 -87
18 Mbps 23 -86 20 -85
24 Mbps 23 -84 20 -84
36 Mbps 22 -80 17 -79
48 Mbps 21 -78 15 -78
54 Mbps 20 -76 13 -77
802.11n HT20
MCS0 22 -90 21 -88
MCS1   -87 20 -86
MCS2 21 -84 20 -84
MCS3 21 -81 20 -82
MCS4 20 -79 19 -80
MCS5 20 -77 19 -78
MCS6 19 -75 18 -77
MCS7 19 -73 18 -76
802.11n HT40
MCS0 /8 21 -88 17 -86
MCS1 /9 20 -85 16 -84
MCS2 /10 20 -82 16 -82
MCS3 /11 20 -79 16 -80
MCS4 /12 19 -77 14 -78
MCS5 /13 19 -75 14 -76
MCS6 14 18 -72 13 -74
MCS7 /15 18 -70 13 -72

Specifications:

Top

FAP-320B-Top

  1. Power / System LED
  2. LAN 1 & 2 LED
  3. WiFi Radio 1 & 2 LED

FAP-320B-Bottom

Bottom

  1. Console Port
  2. DC-IN (Power connection for optional power adapter)
  3. LAN 1 & 2 Ports (Gigabit Ethernet ports with PoE support)
  4. Reset Button
  5. USB Port
FortiAP-112B
Hardware Specifications
Indoor/Outdoor Deployment Indoor and Plenum
Number of Radios 2
Number of Antennas 6 Internal
Peak Antenna Gain 3dBi for 2.4Ghz, 4dBi for 5Ghz
Frequency Bands (GHz)* 2.400 - 2.4835, 5.150 - 5.250, 5.250 - 5.350, 5.470 - 5.725, 5.725 - 5.850
Frequency of Radio 1 5 GHz a/n
Frequency of Radio 2 2.4GHz IEEE b/g/n
Tx/Rx Streams (802.11n mode) 3x3 MIMO with 3 spatial streams.
450 Mbps / Radio for total of 900 Mbps aggregated traffic
Ethernet Port 2 x 10/100/1000
Serial Console Port Yes
USB Yes - for quick setup using FortiExplorer smartphone app
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Dual redundant PoE power ports with support for IEEE 802.3af or 802.3at
WME Multimedia Extensions Yes (4 priority queues for voice, video, data and background traffic)
Simultaneous SSIDs 16 (14 for client access, 2 for monitoring)
EAP Type(s) EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, EAPv0/EAP-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1/ EAP-GTC EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA, EAP-FAST
User/Device Authentication WPA™ and WPA2™ with 802.1x or Preshared key, WEP and Web Captive Portal, MAC blacklist & whitelist
Maximum Tx Power 24 dBm (250mW) *
Physical Security Kensington Lock
Mean Time Between Failures > 5 years
IEEE Specifications 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11e, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11i, 802.11j, 802.11n, 802.1X, 802.3af
802.11n Features ∙20Mhz and 40Mhz High- Throughput (HT) Support
∙Increased maximum frame transmission by incorporating A-MPDU and A-MSDU Packet Aggregation
∙Conserve power via Dynamic MIMO power save
Advanced 802.11n to enhance rate-over-range including: ∙Low-density parity check (LDPC) encoding
∙Maximum likelihood demodulation (MLD)
∙transmit beamforming (TxBF)
∙Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance
Dimensions
Length x Width x Height 6.5 in (16.51 cm) x 6.5 in (16.51 cm) x 1.6 in (4 cm)
Access Point Weight 19.5 oz (550 g)
Package (shipping) Weight 28.6 oz (810 g)
Mounting Options Drywall Mount anchors, T-Rail Mount and Ceiling mount are included in package
Environment
Power Adaptor Adapter Input 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.4A
Output: 12V DC 1.25A center positive
Humidity 10% to 90% non condensing
Operating Temperature 32 – 104 ˚F (0 – 40 ˚C)
Storage Temperature -4 – 158 ˚F (-20 – 70 ˚C)
Target Application Suitable for high performance, high availability installations.
Directives Low Voltage Directive RoHS

* Frequency selection and power may be restricted to abide by regional regulatory compliance laws

Services & Support:


FortiGuard Security Subscription Services

FortiGuard Security Subscription Services deliver dynamic, automated updates for Fortinet products. The Fortinet Global Security Research Team creates these updates to ensure up-to-date protection against sophisticated threats. Subscriptions include antivirus, intrusion prevention, web filtering, antispam, vulnerability and compliance management, application control, and database security services.

FortiCare Support Services

FortiCare Support Services provide global support for all Fortinet products and services. FortiCare support enables your Fortinet products to perform optimally. Support plans start with 8x5 Enhanced Support with "return and replace" hardware replacement or 24x7 Comprehensive Support with advanced replacement. Options include Premium Support, Premium RMA, and Professional Services. All hardware products include a 1-year limited hardware warranty and 90-day limited software warranty.

Documentation:

Download the Fortinet FortiAP-320B Series Data Sheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Fortinet FortiAP-320B Series
FortiAP-320B FortiCare 8x5
*8x5 Support, Hardware Replacement, Firmware and General Upgrades
8x5 FortiCare for FortiAP-320B, 1-Year
#FC-10-P0320-311-02-12
Our Price: $45.00
FortiAP-320B FortiCare 24x7
*24x7 Support, Advanced Hardware Replacement (NBD), Firmware and General Upgrades
24x7 FortiCare for FortiAP-320B, 1-Year
#FC-10-P0320-247-02-12
Our Price: $90.00