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Fortinet Unveils New Secure Wireless Access Points Designed to Give Retailers a Competitive Advantage
Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 02:04:41 PM


Fortinetís Fast and Secure Solution Delivers Broad Network Security and Access Engineered for Distributed Enterprises

SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 12, 2015 Ė Fortinetģ (NASDAQ: FTNT) Ė a global leader in High Performance Cyber Security Ė today released seven new FortiAP Wireless LAN Access Points at the National Retail Foundationís (NRF) 104th annual Retailís Big Show in New York City. Fortinetís new FortiAP Access Points are engineered to deliver retailers, branch offices and distributed enterprises with expansive Wireless LAN coverage, maximum device density and increased bandwidth. Combined with Fortinetís industry-leading Threat Protection, IT departments can rest easy knowing that their Wireless LAN is secure.

Providing Access While Protecting Assets

The rapid pace of technological innovation and the growth of the always-connected generation have left organizations in verticals like retail, education and healthcare playing catch-up when they look to empower their employees, customers, students or clients with Wi-Fi access. Factor in the ever-present risks to company data from Advanced Threats and it becomes a challenge for organizations to implement new and differentiating technologies in an efficient and secure manner.

Businesses also know they must innovate to stay ahead. Fortinetís portfolio of industry-leading security solutions enables businesses to consolidate stand-alone products, embrace new technologies and pursue business opportunities, all while remaining completely secure.

FortiAPís are Thin Access Points, enabling secure, identity-driven Wi-Fi access for an organizationís network. Designed to seamlessly integrate with the built-in enterprise Wireless LAN controller of the market-leading FortiGate Appliance, Fortinet delivers a true end-to-end Unified Access Layer. This holistic approach enables businesses to easily manage Wired and Wireless security from a single management console and protects their network from the latest security threats that other security vendors might miss.

Fortinetís new FortiAP Wireless Access Points deliver the security, throughput and resiliency to enable organizations to take advantage of the latest innovative wireless technologies. Featuring top rated threat prevention; these new FortiAP Wireless Access Points utilize the latest high-performance technologies, supporting dual and triple stream MIMO 802.11ac technology.

These security and performance features enable organizations to implement innovative wireless technologies like Point-of-Sale (POS) and inventory systems for retail, connected medical equipment and physician kiosks for healthcare, or simply deliver robust BYOD and mobility services without worrying about the integrity of their networks.

Powering the Store of the Future

As part of Fortinetís broad Connect and Secure solution, FortiAP Wireless LAN Access Points integrate seamlessly with Fortinetís FortiGate Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) products, eliminating the need for stand-alone Network Switches or Wireless LAN controllers, greatly reducing complexity. This allows distributed organizations to better adhere to compliance regulations and analyze customer behavior to compete more effectively in the marketplace

Going beyond just Wi-Fi Access, FortiAPís can also be paired with Fortinetís FortiPresence Analytics Solution, launched in August 2014, which delivers customer presence analytics to power the brick-and-mortar retail stores of the future. FortiPresence enables FortiAPís to function as a sensor that can analyze the location of foot traffic, distinguish between new or repeat visitors, provide historical and real-time data analysis and much more. Enabling innovative marketing engagement initiatives like social Wi-Fi access and smart digital signage, FortiPresence paired with FortiAPís enable retailers to optimize their businesses for the digital age and turning your network a competitive advantage.

Supporting Quotes

ďThe launch of the new FortiAP Wireless LAN Access Points further bolsters Fortinetís industry-leading portfolio of hyper-secure solutions tailored for distributed enterprises,Ē said John Maddison, Vice President, Marketing Products for Fortinet. ďFortinetís solutions go a step further than the competition, providing advanced services like FortiGuard real-time Threat Research and Intelligence, streamlining complex networking infrastructures to ensure no downtime or interference with existing applications and enabling deep analytics that make an organizationís distributed network a competitive asset that delivers greater profitability.Ē

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