Fortinet strengthens appliance range

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FortiGate upgraded to manage and control wireless access points.

Fortinet has announced an upgrade to its FortiGate appliance range in order to manage and control wireless access points.

Offered in the new FortiOS 4.0 MR3 operating system is an enhancement to introduce wireless controller extensions that support automatic provisioning of wireless access points, detection and suppression of rogue access points, multiple authentication methods and unified management of both wired and wireless networks from a single FortiGate platform.

According to the company, the upgrade also introduces active profiling and flow-based threat inspection enhancements to the robust OS that already integrates firewall, virtual private network (VPN), intrusion prevention, anti-virus and application control.

It also claimed that the advanced FortiOS operating system allows customers to meet wireless PCI DSS compliance with improved rogue access point on-wire detection, suppression and integrated management and reporting for both wireless connectivity and security.

Michael Xie, founder, CTO and vice president of engineering at Fortinet, said: “Fortinet's strong footing in security combined with our wireless innovation creates an opportunity for companies that need high-performance, secure wireless environments that offer broad protection and the benefits of integrated security. By innovating across hardware, software and wireless dimensions, we continue to meet the evolving security requirements of our worldwide customer base.”

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