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CTS 273 – Fortinet at MFD6

In this episode, we talk about what updates Fortinet brings to Mobility Field Day 6.

Fortinet reminds us that they have a full stack offering with security first. We like to call it their FortiOffering. Security is always at the heart of their solutions.

They have products to answer a lot of needs – Very scalable.

  • FortiGate (NGFW) –
  • Access Points
  • Switches
  • NAC
  • SD-WAN

And for Wi-Fi, they have the ability for the Fortigate to be a wireless controller or have have APs on site and managed in the cloud. But if the business isn’t quite ready to scale, they also have Wi-Fi solutions for SMBs.

Fortinet is bringing more of their security solutions closer to the edge, specifically on the access points. Fortiguard services at the edge integrated into an AP (UTP). It will include web filtering, IPS, Anti botnet, app control and antivirus before the traffic hits the wire. It’s UTM at an SSID level.

What are your thoughts on bringing security closer to the users and directly on the access point? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rowell, CWNE #210, is a network engineer in Higher-Ed. He enjoys working with wireless networking technologies and loves to share and engage with the community. You can connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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