WATCHGUARD EXPANDS SECURE WIFI SUITE WITH 802.11ac WAVE 2 ACCESS POINT
Complete with WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud, new access point offers fast, reliable, secure Wi-Fi and location analytics for restaurants, medical offices, retail branches and distributed enterprise offices
|SEATTLE – March 5, 2019 – WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi and network intelligence, today unveiled a new secure, 802.11ac Wave 2 access point (AP), the latest in its family of secure Wi-Fi products. The AP125 offers major performance improvements over Wave 1 APs, giving midmarket and distributed enterprise organisations secure, enterprise-grade wireless network performance without the high cost associated with most Wave 2 APs. When APs are managed with WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud, businesses gain access to the industry’s most sophisticated and reliable Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) technology. It also offers a powerful location-based analytics engine equipped with customisable reports for automated inbox delivery, guest engagement tools with social authentication, intelligent network visibility and troubleshooting, and a highly-scalable cloud-based management system.
“Simply put, Wave 1 APs can’t provide the level of security, network resource distribution or scalability and management that organisations need today, and most competing Wave 2 APs can’t automatically detect and prevent the six known Wi-Fi threat categories,” said Ryan Orsi, director of product management for Wi-Fi at WatchGuard. “This is extremely problematic for low-traffic environments like restaurants, medical offices, small K-12 schools that still require secure, high-performing Wi-Fi access to function. Our new indoor AP is designed specifically to meet these needs, offering industry-leading security through our patented WIPS technology, performance and scalability that can’t be beat, all at a price that’s accessible for organizations of any size.”
“When customers ask for Wi-Fi, they want to make an investment into a future-proof infrastructure with the best technology available,” said Jean-Pierre Schwickerath, head of IT, HILOTEC AG. “With the 2×2 Wave 2 AP125, we found the perfect match for these SMB requirements: it has a small footprint, a most attractive price, and easy installation, configuration and management of the whole network out of WatchGuard’s Wi-Fi Cloud. With this powerful little beast, we can deliver and guarantee a high quality Wi-Fi network, protected by WIPS, which will make the customer happy for many years to come.”
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What’s more, WatchGuard’s secure Wi-Fi products are compatible with most other Wi-Fi solutions, so companies can leverage them to deploy a WIPS overlay without ripping out and replacing every existing AP in their network. For more information about how managing the AP125 as a dedicated WIPS sensor, and how to build a Trusted Wireless Environment, click here: https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-solutions/security-topics/trusted-wireless-environment
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