Secure wireless LAN launched for distributed enterprises

Posted On 03 Aug 2013
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Fortinet has launched its Secure Wireless LAN solution designed for distributed enterprises. The WLAN integrates wireless and wired access, security, authentication, switching and management, in an easily managed system that allows system-wide policy enforcement. Administrators gain a broad, unified solution that provides protection and control through user authentication and device visibility. As part of the solution, the FortiSwitch-28C and FortiSwitch-348B Ethernet switches and FortiAP-14C and FortiAP-28C wireless access points were unveiled. The Secure WLAN solution integrates security into the network to help organisations address enterprise mobility. Key features include integrated security, a claimed low cost of ownership, device visibility, authentication and scalability. Switch and AP management, as well as user and device policy enforcement, is powered by FortiGate security appliances, which integrate advanced firewall protection, VPN connectivity, endpoint and application control, web filtering, antimalware and data loss prevention. Combined, these form a secure end-to-end integrated wired and wireless network solution that is designed for the mobile distributed enterprise environment.

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