WatchGuard Technologies Debuts Wi-Fi Access Point AP420
WatchGuard Technologies, a provider of advanced network security solutions, announced the AP420, a new 802.11ac Wave 2 access point (AP) that provides the power and speed needed to support throughput-intensive and latency-sensitive applications like VoIP, video, music, and large data file transfers over Wi-Fi. It also includes a 4x4 Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) dual radio that offers high client-density support to help eliminate Wi-Fi connection delays, and a third radio for dedicated Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) and RF optimization scanning.
The new AP improves user experience and eliminates the need to sacrifice application performance for security. It's perfect for demanding environments like tradeshows, auditoriums, large conference rooms and shopping malls, where people with a variety of devices use the network all at once.
WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud is architected from the ground up to focus on ease of deployment and administration. It simplifies even the most complex aspects of Wi-Fi management, making fast, secure, and intelligent Wi-Fi accessible to organizations of all types and sizes. The latest release of WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud continues to push performance with new features that improve the Wi-Fi experience for users connected to WatchGuard’s APs, new application visibility and firewall policy control, pre-defined user role policy, plus an integration with Google for Education to ensure that only devices registered in a school’s Google domain can connect to the school Wi-Fi network and that network access policies are enforced.