Monday, 21 August 2017

New WatchGuard AP brings secure, high-performance WiFi outdoors

WatchGuard
Thursday 20 April 17

WatchGuard Technologies has announced the AP322, a new high-performance, cloud-ready outdoor access point (AP). With a ruggedised IP67 enclosure, 3x3 MIMO and 802.11ac support, the AP322 extends the benefits of WatchGuard's Wi-Fi Cloud outdoors for applications such as stadiums, schools, open-air cafes…

WatchGuard Technologies has announced the AP322, a new high-performance, cloud-ready outdoor access point (AP). With a ruggedised IP67 enclosure, 3x3 MIMO and 802.11ac support, the AP322 extends the benefits of WatchGuard's Wi-Fi Cloud outdoors for applications such as stadiums, schools, open-air cafes, retail centres and hotel pool areas. In any environment, organisations can now leverage the simplicity and scalability of WatchGuard APs combined with a powerful cloud-based security solution.

“Wi-Fi Cloud delivers the most comprehensive set of features for the price, including a patented Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) solution, marketing tools and location-based analytics,” said Ryan Orsi, director of secure Wi-Fi solutions at WatchGuard Technologies. “With the addition of AP322, we’re helping customers extend that security and performance to outdoor environments. Now there’s a complete, cost-effective package for organisations looking to simplify the deployment, management and security of their Wi-Fi networks inside or out.”

The WatchGuard AP322 delivers dual concurrent 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz band radios, with data rates up to 1.3 Gbps and 450 Mbps, respectively. This high-speed connection delivers faster downloads and more responsive Internet performance. With three spatial streams per radio (3x3 MIMO), it also offers greater bandwidth and performance for large user groups simultaneously accessing the service. Two gigabit Ethernet ports allow an additional AP to be added for extended service and support for PoE+ offers easy installation and flexibility.

WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud is a secure, scalable and feature-rich Wi-Fi management platform. When deployed with WatchGuard APs, it delivers powerful WIPS security, in-depth guest and airspace analytics and invaluable marketing and guest engagement tools. Architected from the ground up to focus on ease of deployment and administration, Wi-Fi Cloud simplifies even the most complex aspects of Wi-Fi management, making fast, secure and intelligent Wi-Fi accessible to organisations of all types and sizes.

For more information about WatchGuard’s APs and the new AP322, visit http://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-products/access-points/.

For more information on WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud, visit www.watchguard.com/wgrd-products/access-points/cloud-managed.


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