Ingram Micro: Secure Wi-Fi / Bring Your Own Device
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Secure Wi-Fi and BYOD have fast become key drivers for organisations to upgrade to Fortinet’s FortiGate Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW).
While increased security, faster throughput and streamlined management might be prudent criteria for IT managers to select FortiGate solutions, it is the appeal of accessing Facebook from their shiny new smartphones that truly excites the vast majority of users.
So go with the flow and promote secure Wi-Fi and BYOD as the twin ‘killer apps’ as you present a business case to your FortiGate prospects.
FortiGate appliances are pre-configured to support BYOD and secure Wi-Fi as out-of-the-box functionality.
Those clients who already have a FortiGate NGFW can implement secure Wi-Fi and BYOD by simply adding FortiAP access points, installing them in the best locations (assisted by FortiPlanner) and configuring the FortiGate appliance. Clients can add more capabilities, such as user identity management, with Fortinet’s FortiAuthenticator.
To support your clients, Fortinet recommends at least one staff member with NSE4 Secured WiFi qualifications.
With the knowledge imparted in these qualifications, you’ll be able to specify, install and support your client’s secure WiFi and BYOD aspirations. They want it, we’ve got it, so give to them. It’s good business!