Fortinet Integrated Wireless ControllersSuppress rogue APs, enable voice/video/data mobility, secure guest access, and extend UTM benefits in your WLAN
Complete Range of Wireless Controllers
Fortinet offers the widest selection of wireless controllers in the industry. More than 20 FortiGate and FortiWiFi platform models provide wireless LAN management capabilities, which enables rightsizing the controller to your network needs. By using your existing FortiGate as the controller, you can substantially reduce WLAN deployment costs by eliminating the need or a separate wireless controller.
Network Security Device Consolidation
One of the advantages of Fortinet's integrated security solutions is enabling customers to consolidate many network devices into a single management unit. In addition to offering consolidated network security, FortiGate devices also operate as wireless controllers, providing a single point of wired and wireless traffic segmentation and control while reducing cost and complexity.
Centralized Management and Reporting
The FortiManager's centralized policy provisioning, configuration, and update management extends to Fortinet wireless devices. The FortiAnalyzer may also aggregate logs and analyze wireless LAN data. Furthermore, you can centrally manage the FortiAPs through configuration of custom profiles and benefit from a consolidated management interface.
UTM Policies Control Wireless Traffic
Similar to wired traffic management, Fortinet's wireless LAN controllers manage wireless traffic. Role-based firewall policies, protocol-level network access and application-based traffic shaping are examples of the granular control policies that FortiOS offers. Without requiring another set of devices to control wireless traffic, you benefit from both simplified network architecture and an integrated approach to security.
High Availability Controllers
To the wireless network, the FortiGate HA cluster appears to function as a single FortiGate unit, processing wired and wireless network traffic and providing required security services such as firewalling, VPN, IPS, virus scanning, web filtering, and spam filtering services. High Availability wireless controllers provide a layer of assurance and continuity to your network.