The FortiWLM (Fortinet Wireless Manager) Application Suite is an intelligent management system that helps you to easily manage your wireless network. It shares a common administrator interface, making it easy to transition between the following applications:
- FortiWLM (NM)—is a web based application suite which manages controllers and access points mapped to the network to provide real-time data that enables centralized and remote monitoring of the network.
- Service Assurance Manager (SAM)—provides trouble-prevention capability that uses the FortiWLM infrastructure to perform end-to-end system tests, either on-demand or automatically at periodic configured intervals. SAM works by comparing a well-functioning network baseline metric to periodic tests. Once baseline network performance is established, any tests that deviate from the baseline can trigger automatic notification. Multiple tests can be configured with Service Assurance Manager.
- Spectrum Manager (SM)—is used to manage your network health. The SM uses a network of devoted sensors or one of the radios on non-dedicated Fortinet Access Points, to continually scan the environment for interferences. With Fortinet Spectrum Manager, you can identify sources of potential interference and present interferer data on graphical dashboards to deliver high bandwidth and control the wireless spectrum for high quality of service (QoS). The software based sensors detects and classifies sources of wireless interference and pro-actively manages channel interference issues. The sources for potential interference in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum is identified and graphically represented on the dashboard.
- Wireless Intrusions Prevention System (WIPS)—Fortinet’s WIPS provides complete wireless threat detection and mitigation into the wireless network infrastructure. It detects wireless intrusions using predefined and custom signatures on an integrated platform with other WLAN management applications.
Note: To ensure a secured Wi-Fi network, Fortinet hardware (controllers and access points) are designed to run only the proprietary firmware developed by Fortinet. Only approved Fortinet access points are configurable with Fortinet controllers and vice versa. Third party access points and software cannot be configured on Fortinet hardware.