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Fortinet FortiAP 423E
802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point with Dual 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Radios


Fortinet FortiAP 423E

Fortinet FortiAP-S Series
FortiAP-423E
Fortinet FortiAP-423E Indoor Wireless AP
2 x GE RJ45 port, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WAVE 2, dual concurrent dual band (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4x4 MIMO, external antennas, Ceiling/wall mount kit included, For AC power adapter order: SP-FAP400-PA. Region Code N
#FAP-423E-N-AU
List Price: $1,505.00
Our Price: $1,234.00

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Overview:

The FortiAP 421E and 423E access points support the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standard. Additional features include 802.11ac explicit transmit beamforming (TxBF), multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO), and more.

  • 802.11ac Wave 1
  • Dual Radio 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • 4 External Antennas
  • 2x2 MIMO
  • Up to 450 + 1,300 Mbps

FortiAP are thin access points, delivering secure, identity-driven WiFi access for your enterprise network, managed centrally by the integrated WLAN controller of any FortiGate® security appliance. With the integration of the wireless controller functionality into the market leading FortiGate appliance, Fortinet delivers a true Unified Access Layer. This enables you to easily manage wired and wireless security from a Single-paneof-glass management console and protects your network from the latest security threats.

Unified Management

Unified management console simplifies operations, ensuring consistent and effective policy enforcement and compliance.

Advanced Security Protection

Wireless LAN security done right, from the leader in network security. Integrated Firewall, IPS, Application Control, and Web Filtering protect the wireless LAN from the latest security threats.

Built-in WiFi Security

Protects the network from advanced wireless threats and satisfies PCI DSS compliance.

Highlights

  • Supports latest 802.11ac technology with association rate
  • Leverage existing FortiGate or FortiWiFi platforms as controllers for low TCO.
  • Integration with FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer for centralized management and reporting.
  • Fast Roaming for uninterrupted data access.
  • Automatic Radio Resource Provisioning (ARRP) for optimized throughput.
  • Layer 7 application control prioritizes business traffic.
  • Rogue AP detection and mitigation to satisfy PCI DSS compliance.

Deployment:

Centralized or Local Wireless Controller

Centralized or Local Wireless Controller

Outdoor Mesh and PoE Pass-Though Deployment

Outdoor Mesh and PoE Pass-Though Deployment

Outdoor Point-to-Point Bridging or Multipoint Mesh Deployment

Outdoor Point-to-Point Bridging or Multipoint Mesh Deployment

Antenna Radiation Patterns:

FortiAP 421E Antenna Radiation Patterns

FortiAP 423E Antenna Radiation Patterns

RF RX/TX Performance Table:


FortiAP 421E / 423E
Radio 1 - 2.4 GHz Radio 2 - 5 GHz
802.11 a/g Tx Power (dBm) Rx Sensitivity (dBm) Tx Power (dBm) Rx Sensitivity (dBm)
6 Mbps 18 -93 19 -86
9 Mbps 18 -91 19 -83
12 Mbps 18 -88 19 -81
18 Mbps 18 -85 19 -78
24 Mbps 18 -80 19 -76
36 Mbps 18 -77 18 -74
48 Mbps 18 -76 18 -70
54 Mbps 18 -75 16 -66
802.11n HT20
MCS 0/8/16 (BPSK) 18 -87 18 -84
MCS 1/9/17 (QPSK) 17 -84 17 -81
MCS 2/10/18 (QPSK) 17 -81 17 -79
MCS 3/11/19 (16-QAM) 16 -78 16 -76
MCS 4/12/20 (16-QAM) 16 -73 16 -72
MCS 5/13/21 (64-QAM) 15 -70 15 -68
MCS 6/14/22 (64-QAM) 15 -69 15 -67
MCS 7/15/23 (64-QAM) 15 -67 15 -66
802.11n HT40
MCS 0/8/16 (BPSK) 18 -84 18 -83
MCS 1/9/17 (QPSK) 17 -80 17 -80
MCS 2/10/18 (QPSK) 17 -77 17 -78
MCS 3/11/19 (16-QAM) 16 -74 16 -75
MCS 4/12/20 (16-QAM) 16 -71 16 -73
MCS 5/13/21 (64-QAM) 15 -67 15 -72
MCS 6/14/22 (64-QAM) 15 -65 15 -70
MCS 7/15/23 (64-QAM) 15 -65 15 -69
MCS 8/16/24 (256-QAM) 15 -64 15 -65
MCS 9/17/25 (256-QAM) 15 -63 15 -63
802.11 HT80
MCS 0 (BPSK)   18 -83
MCS 1 (QPSK)   17 -80
MCS 2 (QPSK)   17 -78
MCS 3 (16-QAM)   16 -75
MCS 4 (16-QAM)   16 -73
MCS 5 (64-QAM)   15 -72
MCS 6 (64-QAM)   15 -70
MCS 7 (64-QAM)   15 -69
MCS 8 (256-QAM)   15 -65
MCS 9 (256-QAM)   15 -63

Maximum capability of the Hardware provided (Exenculding antenna gain)

Specifications:


FortiAP-421E FortiAP-423E
Hardware
Hardware Type Indoor Indoor
Number of Radios 2 2
Number of Antennas 8 Internal 8 RP-SMA External
Peak Antenna Gain 4 dBi for 2.4 GHz,
5 dBi for 5 GHz
3 dBi for 2.4 GHz,
3 dBi for 5 GHz
Frequency Bands (GHz) * 2.400–2.4835, 5.150–5.250, 5.250–5.350, 5.470–5.725, 5.725–5.850 2.400–2.4835, 5.150–5.250, 5.250–5.350, 5.470–5.725, 5.725–5.851
Frequency of Radio 1 2.4 GHz b/g/n (4x4:4 stream) QCA9980 20/40 Mhz (256 QAM) 2.4 GHz b/g/n (4x4:4 stream) QCA9980 20/40 Mhz (256 QAM)
Frequency of Radio 2 5 GHz a/n/ac (4x4:4 stream) QCA9980 20/40/80 Mhz (256 QAM) 5 GHz a/n/ac (4x4:4 stream) QCA9980 20/40/80 Mhz (256 QAM)
Maximum Data Rate Radio 1: up to 600 Mbps
Radio 2: up to 1.733 Gbps
Radio 1: up to 600 Mbps
Radio 2: up to 1.733 Gbps
Ethernet Ports 2x GE RJ45 2x GE RJ45
USB Port 1x Type A 1x Type A
Serial Console Port 1 RS-232 x RJ45 1 RS-232 x RJ45
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Dual redundant PoE power ports with support for IEEE 802.3at (25.5 W) Dual redundant PoE power ports with support for IEEE 802.3at (25.5 W)
Simultaneous SSIDs 16 (14 if background scanning enabled)
EAP Type(s) EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, EAPv0/EAP-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1/EAP-GTC EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA, EAP-FAST
User/Device Authentication WPA and WPA2 with 802.1X or Preshared key, WEP and Web Captive Portal, MAC blacklist & whitelist
Maximum Tx Power 19 dBm (80 mW)* 19 dBm (80 mW)*
Physical Security Kensington Lock Kensington Lock
IEEE Specifications 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11i, 802.11j, 802.11n, 802.1x, 802.11ac, 802.3at, 802.3az, 802.3ad (LACP support)
FortiPresence Capable Yes Yes
Wireless Mesh Capable Yes Yes
Concurrent Clients Per Radio (Maximum / Recommended) 512 / 128 512 / 128
Advanced 802.11 Features
802.11ac Wave2 MU-MIMO Yes Yes
Transmit Beam Forming (TxBF) Yes Yes
Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) Encoding Yes Yes
Maximum Likelihood Demodulation (MLD) Yes Yes
Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC) Yes Yes
A-MPDU and A-MSDU Packet Aggregation Yes Yes
MIMO Power Save Yes Yes
Short Guard Interva Yes Yes
WME Multimedia Extensions Yes (4 priority queues for voice, video, data and background traffic)
Wireless Monitoring Capabilities
Frequencies scanned 2.4 and 5 GHz 2.4 and 5 GHz
Background scan with client access on2.4 and 5 GHz Yes Yes
Full-time scan as dedicated monitor Yes Yes
Full-time scan with client access on 5G GHz No No
Dimensions
Length x Width x Height 8.5 x 8.5 x 2.2 inches (215 x 215 x 56 mm) 8.5 x 8.5 x 2.2 inches (215 x 215 x 56 mm)
Weight 3.53 lb (1.6 kg) 3.57 lb (1.62 kg)
Package (shipping) Weight 4.95 lb (2.2 kg) 5.3 lb (2.4 kg)
Mounting Options Ceiling, T-Rail and wall Ceiling, T-Rail and wall
Included Accessories Ceiling, T-Rail and wall mount kit (AC power adapter sold seperately) Ceiling, T-Rail and wall mount kit and 8 dipole antennas (AC power adapter sold seperately)
Environment
Power Supply Adapter Input: 100–240V, 50/60Hz, 0.9A Maximum Output: 12V DC, 3A Adapter Input: 100–240V, 50/60Hz, 0.9A Maximum Output: 12V DC, 3A
Power Consumption (Average / Maximum) 20 W / 23 W 20 W / 23 W
Humidity 5–90% non condensing 5–90% non condensing
Operating Temperature -4–122x°F (-20–50°C) -4–122x°F (-20–50°C)
Storage Temperature -40–158°F (-40–70°C) -40–158°F (-40–70°C)
Directives Low Voltage Directive • RoHS Low Voltage Directive • RoHS
UL2043 Plenum Material Yes Yes
Mean Time Between Failures >30 Years >30 Years
Certifications
WiFi Alliance Certified In Process In Process
DFS Certified In Process In Process
Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty Yes Yes

* Frequency selection and power may be restricted to abide by regional regulatory compliance laws.

Documentation:

Download the Fortinet FortiAP 11ac Series Access Points Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Fortinet FortiAP Series
FortiAP-423E
Fortinet FortiAP-423E Indoor Wireless AP
2 x GE RJ45 port, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WAVE 2, dual concurrent dual band (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4x4 MIMO, external antennas, Ceiling/wall mount kit included, For AC power adapter order: SP-FAP400-PA. Region Code N
#FAP-423E-N-AU
List Price: $1,505.00
Our Price: $1,234.00
Fortinet 8x5 FortiCare Contract
*8x5 Support, Hardware Replacement, Firmware and General Upgrades
1 Year 8x5 FortiCare Contract for FortiAP-423E
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Our Price: $60.00
3 Year 8x5 FortiCare Contract for FortiAP-423E
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List Price: $193.00
Our Price: $158.00
5 Year 8x5 FortiCare Contract for FortiAP-423E
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Our Price: $262.00
Fortinet 24x7 FortiCare Contract
*24x7 Support, Advanced Hardware Replacement (NBD), Firmware and General Upgrades
1 Year 24x7 FortiCare Contract for FortiAP-423E
#FC-10-P423E-247-02-12
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3 Year 24x7 FortiCare Contract for FortiAP-423E
#FC-10-P423E-247-02-36
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5 Year 24x7 FortiCare Contract for FortiAP-423E
#FC-10-P423E-247-02-60
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Our Price: $525.00
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