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WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud Management
Our Secure Wi-Fi + Your Business = Endless Possibilities

WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud Management

Deploy WatchGuard Access Points with Secure Wifi or Total Wifi license to gain access to Wifi Cloud Management

WatchGuard Wireless Series

Secure Wi-FiOverview:

WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud is where you take your access points to unlock their full potential. With a Secure Wi-Fi license, you get unprecedented WIPS security, compliance reporting including PCI, Wi-Fi vulnerability assessment reporting, and every enterprise-grade WLAN feature you’ll need to take your APs into the toughest environments – with features like live floorplan views, hotspot 2.0, application firewall, and role-based access with 802.1x. Unlock the rest of the power of the Wi-Fi Cloud with a Total Wi-Fi license and gain easy-to-customize, engaging captive portals with authentication options including Facebook, Twitter, SMS, email, and a powerful location-based analytics engine equipped with customizable reports for automated delivery to your inbox.

Cloud Management That Scales

WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud environment offers centralized management and can take your business from one to an unlimited number of access points across multiple locations, with no controller infrastructure. Easy to set up and manage, Wi-Fi Cloud lets you control your entire wireless network from a single interface. Access points can be grouped in many ways including location, building, floor, and customer to maintain consistent policies.

Patented WIPS Security Protection

A wireless security breach can cost your organization large amounts of time, trouble, and expense. Our patented Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) helps ensure you have the protection you need. WIPS defends your airspace 24/7 from unauthorized devices, man-in-the-middle and denial-of-service attacks, rogue APs and more – and with close to zero false positives.

Intelligent Network Visibility and Troubleshooting

“Why is the Wi-Fi not working?” If this comment sounds all too familiar, you’re not alone. Whenever a user experiences a problem, they will often blame Wi-Fi. IT professionals have suffered for years from not having any remote visibility into their network health and troubleshooting ability. The Discover app within Wi-Fi Cloud is a game changer and is tailored to delight network administrators with the most complete set of Wi-Fi visibility, troubleshooting, and network health features – saving them time and money.

Guest Engagement

Get your marketing game on with a suite of easy-to-use, built-in tools that turn a simple wireless connectivity offering in a rich Wi-Fi experience for your customers, guests, and employees. Create stunning splash pages without the need for web design skills to engage with visitors using social media authentication, video, polls, and targeted promotions. Now is the time to turn your Wi-Fi environment into a potent source of revenue and customer loyalty.

Location-based Analytics

Know how, where, and when visitors are using your Wi-Fi, so you can maximize your Wi-Fi investment and ensure an optimal Wi-Fi experience for users. You can leverage the impressive analytics tools that WatchGuard Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi provides around site metrics like footfall, dwell time, and conversion to drive business decisions, and rely on customizable dashboards, alerts, and reports to quickly assess real-time and historical usage data.

No Need to Rip and Replace. Just Add WIPS.Mobile Web Application

WatchGuard GO is a mobile web application that lets you quickly and easily set up wireless networks from any smartphone or tablet no matter where you are. It gives you remote control of your access points using a simple, streamlined workflow and lets you create splash pages and modify them on the go.

No Need to Rip and Replace. Just Add WIPS.

Each WatchGuard access point has the flexibility to operate as both an access point and a dedicated WIPS security sensor. This means that when deployed as dedicated WIPS sensors, the devices work with your existing access points (Cisco, Aruba, Ruckus, Ubiquiti, etc) and add enterprise-grade wireless security protection to your network. In this case, instead of delivering secure Wi-Fi traffic to users, we deliver unprecedented WIPS security protection that is 100% dedicated to scanning the air and protecting your business from wireless threats.

Wi-fi Solution:

Wi-fi Solution

Cloud Managed Access Points

No matter what your wireless battleground is – remote offices, guest Wi-Fi, corporate access, public hotspots, outdoor environments – WatchGuard has a range of access points to fit your business needs.

WatchGuard Wireless Access Points
AP120 Indoor Dual Radio Access Point

AP120 Indoor Dual Radio Access Point

The AP120 is built for networks with heavy smartphone and tablet access such as guest or public Wi-Fi environments, or smaller-footprint locations that support limited devices. Common deployment scenarios include branch offices, stores and small classrooms.

AP120 Indoor Dual Radio Access Point

AP125 Indoor Dual Radio Access Point

AP125 Indoor Dual Radio Access Point

The AP125 is built for networks with heavy smartphone and tablet access such as guest or public Wi-Fi environments, or smaller-footprint locations that support limited devices. Common deployment scenarios include branch offices, stores and small classrooms.

AP125 Indoor Dual Radio Access Point

AP322 Indoor Access Point

AP322 Outdoor Access Point

WatchGuard’s AP322 brings secure, cloud-managed Wi-Fi to the outdoors. Its rugged, IP67-rated enclosure protects the wireless access point from the wind, rain, and cold weather, while six integrated omnidirectional antennas operate with three spatial streams per radio (3x3 MIMO)

AP322 Outdoor Access Point

AP325 Access Point

AP325 Access Point

Secure your business with the latest 802.11 Wave 2 technology that meets your budget needs. The AP325 from WatchGuard is an indoor access point and comes equipped with Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) connecting multiple devices at the same time – enhancing your secure Wi-Fi experience. This access point also offers dual concurrent 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz band radios supporting 802.11a/n/ac Wave 2, 802.11b/g/n, two spatial streams, and data rates of up to 867 Mbps and 300 Mbps, respectively.

AP325 Access Point

AP420 Indoor Access Point

AP420 Indoor Access Point

The AP420 is the fastest indoor access point from WatchGuard, offering blazing fast wireless speeds with its 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 chipset and comes equipped with multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology allowing many smartphones, laptops and tablets to be served by the AP420 at the same time – no more waiting to connect to Wi-Fi. With a third 2x2 MIMO dual band radio for dedicated Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) when the WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud is enabled, so you don’t have to sacrifice performance for security. Best for tradeshow floors, auditoriums, meeting rooms, and shopping malls.

AP420 Indoor Access Point

Secure, Wi-Fi Cloud Management

WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud is where you take your access points to unlock their full potential. With a Secure Wi-Fi license, you get WIPS security, compliance reporting including PCI, Wi-Fi vulnerability assessment reporting, and every enterprise-grade WLAN feature you’ll need to take your APs into the toughest environments – with features like live floorplan views, hotspot 2.0, application firewall, and role-based access with 802.1x. Unlock the rest of the power of the Wi-Fi Cloud with a Total Wi-Fi license and gain easy-tocustomize, engaging captive portals with user authentication options including Facebook, Twitter, SMS, email, and a powerful location-based analytics engine equipped with customizable reports for automated delivery to your inbox.

GO Mobile Web AppNo Need to Rip and Replace, Just Add WIPS

Each WatchGuard access point has the flexibility to operate as both an access point and a dedicated WIPS security sensor. This means that when deployed as dedicated WIPS sensors, the devices work with your existing access points (Cisco, Aruba, Ruckus, Ubiquiti, etc) and add enterprise-grade wireless security protection to your network. In this case, instead of delivering secure Wi-Fi traffic to users, we deliver unprecedented WIPS security protection that is 100% dedicated to scanning the air and protecting your business from wireless threats.

GO Mobile Web App

The GO mobile web experience allows you to manage your wireless networks using any mobile device. Managing customer engagement is entirely integrated with standard features enabling simple set-up of customized splash pages and personalized customer promotions.

Features You Need, Nothing You Don’t

WatchGuard’s Wi-Fi packages enable you to quickly and easily find the right set of features your business needs today…and tomorrow.

WatchGuard Wi-Fi Solution Total Wi-Fi Secure Wi-Fi Basic Wi-Fi
Management Platform Wi-Fi Cloud Wi-Fi Cloud Firebox Appliance*
Scalability
Number of managed access points
Unlimited Unlimited Limited**
Configuration and Management
SSID configuration with VLAN support, band steering, smart steering, fast roaming, user bandwidth control, Wi-Fi traffic dashboard.

Additional Wi-Fi Cloud-Based Management
Radio Resource Management, Hotspot 2.0, enhanced client roaming, nested folders for configuration before deployment, integration with 3rd party WLAN controllers.

 

Intelligent Network Visibility and Troubleshooting
Pinpoint meaningful network problems and application issues by seeing when an anomaly occurs above baseline thresholds and remotely troubleshoot.

 
Verified Comprehensive Security
A patented WIPS technology defends your business from the six known Wi-Fi threat categories, enabling a Trusted Wireless Environment.
 
GO Mobile Web App
Quickly and easily set-up your WLAN network from any mobile device.
 
Guest Engagement Tools
Splash pages, social media integrations, surveys, coupons, videos, and so much more.
   
Location-Based Analytics
Leverage metrics like footfall, dwell time, and conversion to drive business decisions and create customizable reports.
   
Support
Hardware warranty with advance hardware replacement, customer support, and software updates
Standard Standard Standard

*Requires Firebox with active support contract.
**20 access points recommended for each Firebox model. For the T-15 Firebox model 4 access points are recommended.

The WatchGuard Security Portfolio


Network Security

Network Security
In addition to delivering enterprise-grade security, our platform is designed from the ground-up to focus on ease of deployment, use, and ongoing management, making WatchGuard the ideal solution for SMB, midsize, and distributed enterprise organizations worldwide.

Secure Wi-Fi

Secure Wi-Fi
WatchGuard’s Secure Wi-Fi Solution, a true game-changer in today’s market, is engineered to provide a safe, protected airspace for Wi-Fi environments, while eliminating administrative headaches and greatly reducing costs. With expansive engagement tools and visibility into business analytics, it delivers the competitive advantage businesses need to succeed.

Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication
WatchGuard AuthPoint is the right solution to close the password-driven security gap that leaves companies vulnerable to a breach. It provides multi-factor authentication on an easy-to-use Cloud platform. Our unique approach adds “mobile phone DNA” as an identifying factor to ensure that only the correct individual is granted access to sensitive networks and Cloud applications.


Trusted Wireless Environment:

A Trusted Wireless Environment is a framework for building a complete Wi-Fi network that is fast, easy to manage, and most importantly, secure. WatchGuard is dedicated to providing you with the technology and solutions that you can use to build a Trusted Wireless Environment – delivering on each of the three core pillars:

  1. Market-Leading Performance
    You should never be forced to compromise security to achieve adequate performance to support your environment with the speed, connections and device density that it needs.
  2. Scalable Management
    With easy set-up and management, you should be able control your entire wireless network, big or small, from a single interface.
  3. Verified Comprehensive Security
    You need proof that your security solution defends your business against Wi-Fi attacks and can deliver on the following benefits:
    • Provide automatic protection from the six known Wi-Fi threat categories
    • Allow legitimate external access points to operate in the same airspace
    • Restrict users from connecting to unsanctioned Wi-Fi access points

Miercom Certified Secure
WatchGuard’s Wi-Fi Security Outperforms Competition

WatchGuard’s Wi-Fi solution provides the strongest protection from all six known Wi-Fi threat categories using patented WIPS technology and is the ONLY vendor to:

  • Support automatic detection and prevention of rogue APs and rogue clients
  • Automatically detect and prevent endpoints from communications over ad-hoc Wi-Fi connection
  • Automatically prevent connections to “evil twin” APs and dangerous connections to misconfigured APs such as private SSIDs without encryption

WatchGuard’s Wi-Fi Security Outperforms Competition

Documentation:

Download the WatchGuard Secure, Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi Datasheet (PDF).