WatchGuard Brings Secure Wi-Fi to the Outdoors

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WatchGuard Brings Secure Wi-Fi to the Outdoors


WatchGuard Technologies, a global company in network security and intelligence, secure Wi-Fi, and multi-factor authentication, announces the release of a new cloud-managed outdoor Wi-Fi access point (AP), the AP327X. The ruggedized enclosure and external antenna connectors are expected to enable the WatchGuard AP327X to thrive in extreme conditions such as snow, rain, and dust; or in locations that require flexible antenna pattern coverage capabilities. The AP327X is ideal for delivering secure outdoor Wi-Fi coverage to school campuses, warehouses, manufacturing yards, malls, public hotspots, and municipal deployments.

WatchGuard offers a framework – called a Trusted Wireless Environment – an initiative that focuses on enabling companies to offer and deploy Wi-Fi networks with scalable management, and verified comprehensive security.

With the introduction of the AP327X, WatchGuard helps to enable its customers and partners to push beyond previous challenges to creating secure Wi-Fi deployments in outdoor environments. The AP327X adds four N-Type connectors for flexible antenna pattern coverage capabilities. It is an IP67-rated AP that is made for harsh conditions. Also, the AP327X is an 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO access point with dual concurrent 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz band radios and data rates up to 867 GHz and 400 Mbps respectively.


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