Today's technology users demand mobility. With laptops replacing desktops and cell phones replacing landlines, people are used to devices that enable them to be productive anywhere. And increasingly, mobility is about more than just the ability to make a phone call from the elevator or run a desktop application on the road. Wireless devices is where network innovation is focused, leading to new uses for networks that just aren't possible with wires.
Innovation happens at all levels. At the software level, it means new applications like location-tracking and mapping. At the device level, it means connectivity from iPhones, Blackberries, RFID tags and other gadgets that simply can't exist in a wired world. And at the infrastructure level, it means Wireless LAN Virtualization, an architecture that brings to edge networks the same agility, ease-of-use and low total cost of ownership that virtualization brings to servers, storage and datacenter networks.
Wireless LAN Virtualization isn't merely a new application that runs on top of existing wireless networks. It's a fundamentally different way of designing and building networks, using technology designed from the radio layer up to make wireless equivalent to or better than wired in every way. Whether dictated by speed, security, simplicity or financial savings, wireless is now the edge network of choice.
Why Wireless LAN Virtualization?
Fortinet Meru's network architecture makes the wireless LAN more like Ethernet. Every user gets a private, personalized Virtual Port that has all the security, performance and predictability that applications expect from a wire. Fortinet Meru's advanced radio technology also makes the network as reliable and scalable as Ethernet, while virtualization makes it even easier to maintain.
Why an All-Wireless Edge?
With Fortinet Meru, depending on wireless for everyday enterprise connectivity is no longer just a vision. Fortinet Meru's customers include some of the world's largest all-wireless enterprises, with users in factories, hospitals and outdoor areas where wires simply are not an option. With Fortinet Meru's E(z)RF software, wireless is easier to manage than Ethernet. With physical layer security alongside encryption and authentication, it can be more secure than Ethernet. And, by avoiding upgrades to edge switches, Wireless LAN Virtualization saves money when compared to wires.
Why we use Fortinet Meru, the only 4th generation wireless solution