WatchGuard Technologies 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 4×4 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.
“These new APs are all about improving user experience and eliminating the need to sacrifice application performance for security. They’re 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,” said Ryan Orsi, director of product management, Wi-Fi, at WatchGuard Technologies.
“For customers, having access to high-performance Wi-Fi means they get fast and reliable connectivity. But for us, it means much more. We need to provide the secure access, and be able to get intelligent information from it to help optimize our business operations and offerings,” said Stuart Rowbotham, managing director of Bromley.net. “The new AP420 with Wi-Fi Cloud gives us all of that by combining performance and security into a solution that is simple to deploy and manage. We get reliable high-speed Wi-Fi that’s not only secure, but also delivers an immersive guest experience, which is good for the customer and good for our brand.”
Information about WatchGuard’s APs and the new AP420: http://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-products/access-points/
Information on WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud: www.watchguard.com/wgrd-products/access-points/cloud-managed.