Wave 2 AP offers industry-leading Wi-Fi speeds

WatchGuard® Technologies, a provider of advanced network security solutions, has announced the AP420, a new 802.11ac Wave 2 access point (AP) that provides the power and speed needed to support throughput-intensive and latency-sensitive applications like VoIP, video, music, and large data file transfers over Wi-Fi, the company said.

It also includes a 4×4 Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) dual radio that offers high client-density support to help eliminate Wi-Fi connection delays, and a third radio for dedicated Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) and RF optimization scanning.

WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud is architected from the ground up to focus on ease of deployment and administration. It simplifies even the most complex aspects of Wi-Fi management, making fast, secure, and intelligent Wi-Fi accessible to organizations of all types and sizes. The latest release of WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud continues to push performance with new features that improve the Wi-Fi experience for users connected to WatchGuard´s APs, new application visibility and firewall policy control, pre-defined user role policy, plus an integration with Google for Education to ensure that only devices registered in a school´s Google domain can connect to the school Wi-Fi network and that network access policies are enforced.

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global provider of network security, providing best-in-class Unified Threat Management, Next Generation Firewall, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products and services to more than 80,000 customers worldwide. The company´s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for Distributed Enterprises and SMBs. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.