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Secure Wi-Fi: The Fortinet way

No longer is Wi-Fi the weakest link in your network. Indeed, wireless connectivity - and by extension BYOD (bring your own device) - doesn’t even have to be a separate aspect of your network infrastructure. With Fortinet’s FortiAP-S series of secure access points and recently announced ‘Secure Access Architecture’, you can manage your organisation’s wireless connections the same way you look after your ‘behind the firewall’ infrastructure via single pane of glass visibility. And your users will be safe with Fortinet’s award-winning cybersecurity functionality.

Frost & Sullivan NZ security vendor of the year

“Fortinet wasn’t named the ‘2015 Frost & Sullivan New Zealand Network Security Vendor of the Year’ by sitting on the sidelines,” says Andrew Khan, Fortinet Senior Business Manager at Ingram Micro, New Zealand’s largest distributor of Fortinet’s high-performance cybersecurity solutions.

“Fortinet is one of the very few security solution providers with proven security for enterprises of all shapes and sizes from the SMB to carrier-grade service providers. In addition, Fortinet works across the network – physical or virtual, wired or wireless, in the cloud or on-site – at the access layer, at the core and edge and everywhere in-between. In short, if you operate a network, Fortinet has the right-sized security solution that is perfect for your requirements.”

Nowhere is this more evident than in secure Wi-Fi. “40% of businesses in a recent Fortinet survey indicated that a strong mobile strategy is critical for their success,” notes Khan. “The same survey uncovered the fact that half of those businesses see network security as a major focus in 2014/2015 and that 36% will be considering cloud-based applications. Fortinet has a story to tell in all of these critical areas."

Secure Wi-Fi sweet spot

Fortinet has hit the secure Wi-Fi sweet spot with their FortiAP-S series of cloud-managed smart access points. “These little units are easy to install, easier to manage and won’t cost you an arm and a leg,” explains Khan.

“You really don’t need any additional security hardware like a Wi-Fi controller at the gateway – the ‘smarts’ are built into the AP itself. You can configure, manage and monitor it from a browser-based cloud interface. It literally takes less than 10 minutes to set the whole thing up. In fact, the most challenging aspect is climbing the ladder to install it. Everything else can be done from your laptop or desktop.”

With the Fortinet FortiAP-S series, you can provide secure Wi-Fi connectivity in your facility as a mobile productivity enabler for staff or offer wireless access for guests or paying customers. “Whatever model you choose, we have it covered,” says Khan.

Secure Wi-Fi is no longer expensive, difficult or even mysterious. Not with Fortinet. “Since releasing the FortiAP-S series in Q3 the uptake has been nothing short of amazing,” concludes Khan. “As businesses see how useful they are, word-of-mouth has boosted sales. So if you are like most businesses, security is an issue, mobility is critical and there is a cloud in your future. So talk to us to see how they all can fit together.”

For further information, please contact:

Hugo Hutchinson, Business Development Manager at Ingram Micro
hugo.hutchinson@ingrammicro.com
P: 09-414-0261 | M: 021-245-8276

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