Enables placement of 3G/4G LTE Wireless modem outdoors or close to a window, improving signal strength
Provides a secondary failover WAN link to improve business continuity
Provides a primary WAN link for retail POS, remote ATM machines and remote kiosk type systems
Reduces WAN TCO through single pane of glass management integration with the FortiGate Network Security Platform
Data usage management and alerts to monitor data usage and avoid overcharges
Enterprises are increasingly taking advantage of wireless WAN technology not only as a backup for their wired WAN connections, but also as the primary WAN connection in locations such as; small branch offices, retail "pop-up" stores, Point of Sale systems and kiosks. A FortiExtender 3G/4G LTE Wireless WAN Extender enables a reliable and stable connection to support these applications.
Security Fabric Integration
Integration with FortiGate provides single pane of glass management of the wired and wireless WAN connections and security reduces Total Cost of Ownership for your WAN
Designed for Outdoor Use
Can be located to maximize 3G/4G LTE signal strength (up to 100m from the FortiGate appliance or network switch) without using lossy antenna cables or limited strength USB modems.
4G LTE is the latest high-speed wireless WAN technology, significantly outperforming legacy redundant WAN connections such as dial-up.
Superior Management, Security and Control
FortiExtenders are a true plug-and-play device. Once connected to the FortiGate, they appear as a regular network interface in FortiOS, providing single pane of glass management. This enables administrators to manage the connection as well as implement complete UTM security and control, just like any other FortiGate interface. In addition, FortiOS will display data quota usage on the wireless WAN interface, providing complete visibility of the connection to ensure costly carrier data limits are not exceeded. The superior management, security and control of the FortiExtender ultimately reduces the Total Cost of Ownership for your WAN.
Flexible Deployment for Optimal Signal Strength
FortiExtender devices have been engineered to be installed in the best possible location to achieve maximum 3G/4G LTE wireless signal strength. The unit is powered using Power over Ethernet with both indoor and outdoor models available, enabling the device to be located for optimal signal strength, even up to 100m away from the FortiGate or Network Switch.