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Fortinet FortiAP S421E
802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point with Dual 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Radios

Fortinet FortiAP S421E

Fortinet FortiAP-S Series
FortiAP-S421E
Fortinet FortiAP-S421E
Indoor Cloud or FortiGate Managed wireless Smart AP - 2 x GE RJ45 port, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WAVE 2, dual concurrent dual band (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4x4 MIMO, Ceiling/wall mount kit included, For AC power adapter order: SP-FAP400-PA. Region Code A.
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List Price: $1,300.00
Our Price: $1,017.00

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Overview:

The FAP-S421E is our high-density 802.11ac Wave 2 access point. This enterprise class access point is ideal for large high-density environments such as a large office or classroom. The S421E supports MU-MiMO giving excellent performance throughput of up to 1.733 GHz and the ability to support 3 simultaneous devices.

The FortiAP-S series are cloud-managed access points designed for deployment in SMBs and distributed enterprise remote sites. Managed through the free FortiCloud provisioning and management portal, they eliminate the CAPEX and complexity of deploying WLAN controllers and management servers. Two models come with 3x3 internal antennas, and two are equipped with connectors for use with external directional or panel antennas.

Cloud WiFi with Comprehensive Threat Protection

Unlike any other access points on the market, they are equipped with extra memory and a powerful dual-core processor, which enable them to perform real-time security processing on the AP itself, providing complete protection against all manner of WiFi and cyber-threats at the network edge. With Fortinet’s award winning security technology embedded in the AP, the FortiAP-S series provides the most compact solution for complete content and application security in a Cloud WiFi architecture. This has significant implications for ease-of-deployment, operational efficiency and total cost of ownership.

Highlights

  • Industry’s most compact solution for WiFi access with layer 7 security
  • Provisioned and managed remotely from the cloud through FortiCloud
  • No recurring per AP licenses for full-featured cloud-management
  • No hidden feature licenses for enterprise-grade WiFi capabilities
  • Layer 7 application control to optimize bandwidth utilization
  • Rogue AP detection and mitigation to satisfy PCI DSS compliance
  • Latest 802.11ac technology with association rate of up to 1.3 Gbps
Key Features & Benefits
Benefits of Cloud Management Without Sacrificing Security Combines the low CAPEX and convenience of cloud management, with cloudprovided threat protection, delivered through regular FortiGuard updates.
Advanced Security Protection Embedded in the AP On-board IPS, antivirus scanning, web-filtering and application control, protects all users and devices from the latest security threats.
Integrated WIDS and Rogue AP Suppression Protects the network from advanced wireless threats to satisfy PCI DSS compliance. PCI-DSS compliance reports available through FortiCloud.

Deployment:

Cloud-managed and FortiGate-managed FAP-S series at remote sites

Cloud-managed and FortiGate-managed FAP-S series at remote sites

Fortinet approach to secure cloud-managed WiFi

Fortinet approach to secure cloud-managed WiFi

Antenna Radiation Patterns:

Antenna Radiation Patterns

Antenna Radiation Patterns

RF RX/TX Performance Table:


FortiAP S421E FortiAP S423E
Radio 1 - 2.4 GHz Radio 2 - 5 GHz Radio 1 - 2.4 GHz Radio 2 - 5 GHz
802.11 a/g Tx Power (dBm) Rx Sensitivity (dBm) Tx Power (dBm) Rx Sensitivity (dBm) Tx Power (dBm) Rx Sensitivity (dBm) Tx Power (dBm) Rx Sensitivity (dBm)
6 Mbps 22 -94 20 -91 22 -94 20 -91
9 Mbps 22 -92 20 -89 22 -92 20 -89
12 Mbps 22 -89 20 -86 22 -89 20 -86
18 Mbps 22 -88 20 -85 22 -88 20 -85
24 Mbps 22 -83 20 -80 22 -83 20 -80
36 Mbps 22 -78 19 -75 22 -78 19 -75
48 Mbps 22 -77 19 -74 22 -77 19 -74
54 Mbps 19 -76 19 -73 19 -76 18 -73
802.11n HT20
MCS 0/8/16 (BPSK) 22 -90 21 -92 22 -91 20 -89
MCS 1/9/17 (QPSK) 21 -87 21 -89 21 -89 19 -87
MCS 2/10/18 (QPSK) 20 -85 21 -86 20 -86 19 -84
MCS 3/11/19 (16-QAM) 19 -83 21 -82 19 -85 18 -83
MCS 4/12/20 (16-QAM) 19 -79 21 -78 19 -80 17 -78
MCS 5/13/21 (64-QAM) 18 -74 21 -74 18 -75 17 -73
MCS 6/14/22 (64-QAM) 18 -73 20 -73 18 -74 17 -72
MCS 7/15/23 (64-QAM) 18 -72 18 -72 18 -73 17 -71
802.11n HT40
MCS 0/8/16 (BPSK) 21 -89 20 -86 21 -89 20 -86
MCS 1/9/17 (QPSK) 20 -87 19 -84 20 -87 19 -84
MCS 2/10/18 (QPSK) 20 -84 19 -81 20 -84 19 -81
MCS 3/11/19 (16-QAM) 19 -83 18 -80 19 -83 18 -80
MCS 4/12/20 (16-QAM) 19 -78 18 -75 19 -78 18 -75
MCS 5/13/21 (64-QAM) 18 -73 17 -70 18 -73 17 -70
MCS 6/14/22 (64-QAM) 18 -72 17 -69 18 -72 17 -69
MCS 7/15/23 (64-QAM) 18 -71 17 -68 18 -71 17 -68
MCS 8/16/24 (256-QAM) 15 -66 14 -65 15 -66 14 -65
MCS 9/17/25 (256-QAM) 15 -65 14 -63 15 -65 14 -63
802.11 HT80
MCS 0 (BPSK)   18 -83   18 -83
MCS 1 (QPSK)   17 -80   17 -80
MCS 2 (QPSK)   17 -78   17 -78
MCS 3 (16-QAM)   16 -75   16 -75
MCS 4 (16-QAM)   16 -73   16 -73
MCS 5 (64-QAM)   15 -72   15 -72
MCS 6 (64-QAM)   15 -70   15 -70
MCS 7 (64-QAM)   15 -69   15 -69
MCS 8 (256-QAM)   15 -65   15 -65
MCS 9 (256-QAM)   15 -59   15 -59

Maximum capability of the Hardware provided (Exenculding antenna gain)

Specifications:


FortiAP-S421E FortiAP-S423E
Hardware
Hardware Type Indoor Smart AP Indoor Smart AP
Number of Radios 2 2
Number of Antennas 8 Internal 8 RP-SMA External
Peak Antenna Gain 4 dBi for 2.4 GHz,
5 dBi for 5 GHz
3 dBi for 2.4 GHz,
3 dBi for 5 GHz
Frequency Bands (GHz) * 2.400–2.4835, 5.150–5.250, 5.250–5.350, 5.470–5.725, 5.725–5.850 2.400–2.4835, 5.150–5.250, 5.250–5.350, 5.470–5.725, 5.725–5.851
Frequency of Radio 1 2.4 GHz b/g/n (4x4:4 stream), 20/40 Mhz (256 QAM) 2.4 GHz b/g/n (4x4:4 stream), 20/40 Mhz (256 QAM)
Frequency of Radio 2 5 GHz a/n/ac (4x4:4 stream), 20/40/80 Mhz (256 QAM), MU-MIMO 3 simultanous devices 5 GHz a/n/ac (4x4:4 stream), 20/40/80 Mhz (256 QAM), MU-MIMO 3 simultanous devices
Throughput Radio 1: up to 800 Mbps,
Radio 2: up to 1.733 Gbps
Radio 1: up to 800 Mbps,
Radio 2: up to 1.733 Gbps
Ethernet Ports 2x GE RJ45 2x GE RJ45
USB Port 1x Type A 1x Type A
Serial Console Port 1 RS-232 x RJ45 1 RS-232 x RJ45
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Dual redundant PoE power ports with support for IEEE 802.3at (25.5 W) Dual redundant PoE power ports with support for IEEE 802.3at (25.5 W)
WME Multimedia Extensions Yes (4 priority queues for voice, video, data and background traffic)
Simultaneous SSIDs 16 (14 if background scanning enabled)
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 19 dBm (80 mW)* 19 dBm (80 mW)*
Physical Security Kensington Lock Kensington Lock
Mean Time Between Failures >30 Years >30 Years
IEEE Specifications 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11i, 802.11j, 802.11n, 802.1x, 802.11ac, 802.3af, 802.3at, 802.3az
Mounting Options Ceiling, T-Rail and wall Ceiling, T-Rail and wall
Included Accessories Ceiling, T-Rail and wall mount kit (AC power adapter sold separately Ceiling, T-Rail and wall mount kit and 8 dipole antennas (AC power adaptor sold separately)
FortiPresence Capable Yes Yes
Wireless Mesh Capable Yes Yes
Modes of Operation FortiGate or FortiCloud management FortiGate or FortiCloud management
SSID Types Supported Local-Bridge, Tunnel & Mesh (when managed by FortiGate) Local-Bridge, Tunnel & Mesh (when managed by FortiGate)
FortiDeploy and FortiCloud Key Yes Yes
Concurrent Clients Per Radio (Maximum / Recommended) 512 / 128 512 / 128
LED Off Mode Yes Yes
Onboard Security Features when Managed from FortiCloud
Application Control Yes Yes
Block Botnet Yes Yes
Antivirus Yes Yes
Intrusion Prevention Yes Yes
URL Filtering Yes Yes
FortiGuard Security Feed Subscription available through FortiCloud Subscription available through FortiCloud
Advanced 802.11 Features
802.11ac Wave2 MU-MIMO Yes Yes
Transmit Beam Forming (TxBF) Yes Yes
Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) Encoding Yes Yes
Maximum Likelihood Demodulation (MLD) Yes Yes
Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC) Yes Yes
A-MPDU and A-MSDU Packet Aggregation Yes Yes
MIMO Power Save Yes Yes
Short Guard Interva Yes Yes
Wireless Monitoring Capabilities
Frequencies scanned 2.4 and 5 GHz 2.4 and 5 GHz
Background scan with client access on2.4 and 5 GHz Yes Yes
Full-time scan as dedicated monitor Yes Yes
Full-time scan with client access No No
Packet sniffer mode Yes Yes
Spectrum analyzer Yes Yes
Dimensions
Length x Width x Height 8.46 x 8.46 x 2.2 inches (21.5 x 21.5 x 5.6 cm) 8.46 x 8.46 x 2.2 inches (21.5 x 21.5 x 5.6 cm)
Weight 3.31 lb (1.5 kg) 3.35 lb (1.52 kg)
Package (shipping) Weight 5.09 lb (2.31 kg) 5.31 lb (2.41 kg)
Environment
Power Supply Adapter input:100–240V, 50/60Hz,0.9A, Max output: 12V DC, 3A Adapter input:100–240V, 50/60Hz,0.9A, Max output: 12V DC, 3A
Power Consumption (Average / Maximum) 22.87 W / 24 W 22.87 W / 24 W
Humidity 5–90% non condensing 5–90% non condensing
Operating Temperature -4–122x°F (-20–50°C) -4–122x°F (-20–50°C)
Storage Temperature -40–158°F (-40–70°C) -40–158°F (-40–70°C)
Directives Low Voltage Directive • RoHS Low Voltage Directive • RoHS
UL2043 Plenum Material Yes Yes
IP Rating
Certifications
WiFi Alliance Certified Yes Yes
DFS Certified In Process In Process
Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty Yes Yes

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

Documentation:

Download the Fortinet FortiAP-S Series Access Points Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Fortinet FortiAP-S Series
FortiAP-S421E
Fortinet FortiAP-S421E
Indoor Cloud or FortiGate Managed wireless Smart AP - 2 x GE RJ45 port, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WAVE 2, dual concurrent dual band (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4x4 MIMO, Ceiling/wall mount kit included, For AC power adapter order: SP-FAP400-PA. Region Code A.
#FAP-S421E-A
List Price: $1,300.00
Our Price: $1,017.00
FortiAP-S421E FortiCare 8x5
*8x5 Support, Hardware Replacement, Firmware and General Upgrades
FortiAP-S421E 8x5 FortiCare, 1-Year
#FC-10-PS421-311-02-12
Our Price: $65.00
FortiAP-S421E 8x5 FortiCare, 2-Year
#FC-10-PS421-311-02-24
Our Price: $122.00
FortiAP-S421E 8x5 FortiCare, 3-Year
#FC-10-PS421-311-02-36
Our Price: $171.00
FortiAP-S421E FortiCare 24x7
*24x7 Support, Advanced Hardware Replacement (NBD), Firmware and General Upgrades
FortiAP-S421E 24x7 FortiCare, 1 Year
#FC-10-PS421-247-02-12
Our Price: $130.00
FortiAP-S421E 24x7 FortiCare, 2 Year
#FC-10-PS421-247-02-24
Our Price: $244.00
FortiAP-S421E 24x7 FortiCare, 3 Year
#FC-10-PS421-247-02-36
Our Price: $341.00
FortiCloud FortiAP Enterprise Management License
FortiCloud FortiAP Enterprise Management License for FAP-S series FortiCloud AP Enterprise Management License including: FortiGuard Subscription services, Premium AP Management Features, 1 Yr Log retention, 8x5 Forticare, 1 Year
#FC-10-90APS-170-02-12
Our Price: $50.00
FortiCloud FortiAP Enterprise Management License for FAP-S series FortiCloud AP Enterprise Management License including: FortiGuard Subscription services, Premium AP Management Features, 1 Yr Log retention, 8x5 Forticare, 2 Year
#FC-10-90APS-170-02-24
Our Price: $94.00
FortiCloud FortiAP Enterprise Management License for FAP-S series FortiCloud AP Enterprise Management License including: FortiGuard Subscription services, Premium AP Management Features, 1 Yr Log retention, 8x5 Forticare, 3 Year
#FC-10-90APS-170-02-36
Our Price: $131.00