A FortiAP unit is a wireless access point controlled by either a FortiGate unit or a FortiCloud service. FortiAP series of access points support the latest technologies (802.11ac Wave2, 4x4), and the demand for plug and play deployment. Additionally, the FortiAP-S series has unified threat management (UTM) capabilities built-in, providing full security to the very edge of the network. FortiAP units are available in a variety of models to address specific use cases and management modes, including a Universal AP designed to operate with any on-premises or cloud solution.
A FortiWiFi unit is a FortiGate unit with a built-in wireless access point or client. A FortiWiFi unit can provide an access point for clients with wireless network cards, connect to another wireless network, or monitor access points within its radio range.