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Fortinet (formerly Meru Networks)

Software-Defined Networking (SDN)



Fortinet's infrastructure WiFi is leading the way being the first wireless vendor to receive a Certificate of Conformance through the ONF OpenFlow™ Conformance Testing Program within wireless LAN controllers to enable third-party control all the way down to the access point. This provides customers with confidence in the products that they adopt will provide Multi-Vendor support. 

With SDN, wired and wireless network components can be viewed as peer elements and managed as such. SDN solutions can be equally deployed and managed seamlessly across a unified network with the same application policies enforced on both.


 SDN enabled Wi-Fi benefits:

  • End-to-end application QoS enabling enforceable service-level agreements (SLAs)
  • Single-pane-of glass management of the unified wired and wireless network, with policy automation.
  • Support for Multi-Vendor solutions through the ability to mix-and-match best-of-breed solutions.


fortinet's Technology: Virtual Cell

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Unlike traditional Wi-Fi networks, where client devices chaotically connect to dozens of different access points, Fortinet creates a single, seamless Virtual Cell, so that client devices see one virtualized access point instead of many—allowing for less disruptive roaming and transparent load balancing. This means that latency-sensitive applications, like voice and video, are able to operate with the industry’s lowest latency. This virtualized WLAN architecture also effectively eliminates channel planning and manages co-channel interference.

Virtual Cell Key Benefits

  • Provides the industry’s best Wi-Fi roaming experience for voice and video applications
  • Eliminate time-consuming channel planning
  • Mitigates and reduces co-channel interference – thus improving network performance
  • Intelligently control connections instead of the device thus facilitating load balancing and optimal performance

Handling Density & Adding Coverage in a Virtual Wireless LAN

Virtual Wireless LAN: Handling Mobility with Virtual Cell



AP832 Wireless Access Point

High-performance wireless connectivity for high-density environments

Main Features

  • Supports IEEE 802.11ac-Draft with dual radios and three spatial streams
  • Provides an optimized 802.11ac experience in the industry with Very High Throughput (VHT) capabilities
  • No channel planning, and delivers seamless mobility
  • Offers flexible deployment options for diverse customer requirements
  • Offers full management and security assurances
  • Provides a choice of two models to suit your needs


AP1014i Wireless Access Point

Support data, voice & video applications for in-room access in hotels & for small branch offices

Main Features

  • Entry-level 802.11b/g/n WLAN access point
  • Five 10/100BASE-T Fast Ethernet ports – four for end-user devices and one for network uplink
  • Integrated TLS-VPN capability
  • Single-channel, Virtual Cell technology
  • Integration with Meru System Director operating system



AP1020 Wireless Access Points

General purpose, enterprise-class wireless access points

Main Features

  • 802.11a/b/g/n enterprise wireless connectivity
  • Radio frequency virtualization
  • Choice of single- or dual-radio models, each with internal or external antennas
  • Multiple operating modes: centralized, distributed, mesh and VPN tunnel modes
  • Integration with Meru System Director operating system
  • Supports resource-intensive applications in moderate-density environments


AP332 Wireless Access Point

Support media-rich applications with superior reliability in the most demanding environments

Main Features

  • 802.11n wireless access point with dual radios and three spatial streams
  • Radio frequency virtualization
  • Support for multiple operating modes: centralized, distributed, mesh and VPN tunnel modes
  • Integration with Meru controllers and System Director operating system
  • Internal or external antennas
  • Supports mission-critical, resource-intensive applications in high-density environments


OAP380 Wireless Access Point

Continuous wireless 802.11 coverage for voice and/or data applications in harsh, outdoor environments

Main Features

  • Continuous wireless 802.11 coverage for voice and/or data applications in outdoor environments
  • Rugged design that withstands harsh environmental conditions
  • Increased scalability and reliability through Meru’s Virtualized Wireless LAN architecture and channel layering
  • Seamless deployment of mesh nodes using Meru E(z)RF™ Mesh Management software and centralized Meru controller