Fortinet FortiWLC 50D - network management device

Mfg. Part: FWC-50D | CDW Part: 4101736 | UNSPSC: 43222634
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  • Network management device
  • 4 ports
  • 10Mb LAN
  • 100Mb LAN
  • GigE
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • 802.11ac
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Network management device
  • 4 ports
  • 10Mb LAN
  • 100Mb LAN
  • GigE
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • 802.11ac
  • 1U
  • rack-mountable
The FortiWLC controller series optimizes traffic across infrastructure wireless access points and client devices to support high density, high performance and predictability while addressing mission-critical enterprise demands for wireless connectivity. Each FortiWLC controller supports the performance requirements of the latest 802.11ac Wave II standard by providing double the performance of the existing Infrastructure wireless controllers. These high performance controllers also include support for Virtual Cell/Single Channel technology. It works with relevant Fortinet's infrastructure access points to deliver data, voice, and video applications for small to large enterprises.

Powered by Fortinet's System Director operating system, the FortiWLC creates a unified wireless LAN environment designed to deliver seamless mobility and superior reliability. System Director optimizes client distribution and channel utilization in both single- and multichannel deployments, maximizing efficiency to make the most of available wireless spectrum. Radio frequency virtualization simplifies deployment and allows easy capacity expansion as your needs evolve.

The controller manages authentication and encryption of enterprise class infrastructure access points. You can easily extend the FortiWLC capabilities with optional software for policy enforcement and wireless intrusion prevention. As a Fortinet wireless controller, it integrates with the network management suite, which combines with System Director to bring application visibility, intelligent management and resilient wireless services to your network. It also integrates with Fortinet Connect as part of a complete BYOD and guest access solution.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95% (non-condensing)
Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F

Brand: Fortinet
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Fortinet
Model: 50D
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Fortinet FortiWLC

Interface Provided
Connector Type: RJ-45
Qty: 4
Type: 1000Base-T

Qty: 1
Type: Console

Authentication Method: Extended Service Set ID (ESSID) , RADIUS
Compliant Standards: BSMI , CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 , EN 60950-1 , EN55022 Class B , EN55024 , FCC Part 15 B Class A , ICES-003 Class B , IEC 60950-1 , RCM , REACH , RoHS , UL 60950-1 , VCCI Class B , WEEE
Encryption Algorithm: AES , LEAP , MD5 , PEAP , TKIP , TLS , TTLS , WEP , WPA-PSK , WPA2
Height (Rack Units): 1

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11i , IEEE 802.1Q , IEEE 802.1x
Connectivity Technology: Wired , Wireless
Data Link Protocol: Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , Gigabit Ethernet , IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2
Features: 802.1x authentication , Firewall protection , GRE tunneling , MAC address filtering , Manageable , Quality of Service (QoS) , Tagged VLAN , VLAN support , Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support , Zero Configuration Technology
Form Factor: Rack-mountable
Ports Qty: 4
Remote Management Protocol: SNMP
Type: Network management device
Wireless Protocol: 802.11ac

Power Device
Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Power Consumption Operational: 31 Watt
Type: Internal power supply

Storage Hard Drive
Capacity: 60 GB

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 8.6 in
Height: 1.7 in
Weight: 6.39 lbs
Width: 17.3 in

Type: Maximum number of access points
Value: 50

Type: Maximum number of clients
Value: 1250

Hard Drive
Installed Qty: 1
Type: SSD

Optical Storage
Type: None

Product Reviews
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Provides a sound Wi-Fi infrastructure Valuable Features:* Client load balancing* Multiple SSID supportImprovements to My Organization:Provides reliable and effective Wi-Fi to our clients and it is very scalable for high density installations.Use of Solution:Two years. (WLA522 AP)Deployment Issues:Deployment in conjunction with WLC and ringmaster caused no issues.Stability Issues:No issues with stability.Scalability Issues:No issues with scalability.Previous Solutions:Changed solution as the demand for Wi-Fi grew.Implementation Team:Set-up was was in conjunction with third-party vendor and it was fairly straightforward.ROI:High.Other Solutions Considered:As always other options were looked at during the initial phases of the project.Other Advice:* Suited our needs* Fairly straightforward to set up* Provides a sound Wi-Fi infrastructureDisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Do a proof of concept to make sure you like the product then go for it Valuable Features:The Scalability it has has to add up to 256 Wireless Access Points for future expansion.Improvements to My Organization:Allows end users to roam the office and be productive wireless without being plugged into an Ethernet cableUse of Solution:Juniper WLC880R - one yearDeployment Issues:No deployment has issues everything went greatStability Issues:No as long as you upgrade to current software release from JuniperScalability Issues:No as it can handle 256 wireless access pointsCustomer Service:10 out of 10Technical Support:10 out of 10 as they stay with you until they fix the problemPrevious Solutions:No previous solution used.Initial Setup:StraightforwardImplementation Team:Through vendor team very professional consultants and very knowledgeable about the product.Other Solutions Considered:I was not part of the choosing of the product.Other Advice:Do a proof of concept to make sure you like the product then go for it.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. December 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Start small then grow Valuable Features:* Ranagement Flexibility - RingMaster (8/10)* Virtualisation of Infrastructure (WLCv case)* Controllers (9/10)Room for Improvement:WLCv was a product at the being of its evolution, so there was room for improvement there.Use of Solution:2 years.Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Scalability Issues:I've never executed scalability tests, but others did and there were no big issues there.Technical Support:Very good. They have very experienced engineers on the site I worked on.Initial Setup:The initial setups are pretty straightforward. They have good enough installation user guides.Implementation Team:In-house.Other Advice:Start with a small implementation and if it suits the needs for the business, then go for larger deployments.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. December 25, 2014
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