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SonicWALL SonicPoint Wireless Access Point Series

Extend your network with fast, secure wireless or build a WLAN from the ground up. SonicPoint 802.11ac access points. For organizations with a substantial investment in 802.11ac clients, the SonicWall SonicPoint series features dual radios, fast 802.11ac performance, 3x3 SU-MIMO and all the security advantages that SonicWall Wireless Network Security solutions offer.

Overview:

Maximize 802.11ac Wireless Performace

Maximize the performance of your 802.11ac wireless network while dramatically simplifying your WLAN setup and management.

  • 802.11ac and 802.11n options
  • 3x3 SU-MIMO
  • Dual radios
  • Gigabit wireless performance
  • Deep packet inspection of inbound and outbound wireless traffic
  • Auto-discovery and auto-configuration by the managing firewall
  • Low TCO

Get Fast Performance

SonicPoint Series wireless access points give you fast wireless access with enhanced signal quality and reliability. Take advantage of the capabilities in 802.11ac to achieve gigabit wireless performance. With support for IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, the SonicPoint Series enables your organization to use apps such as video and voice in higher density environments.

Create a Secure Wireless Network

The SonicPoint Series integrates with SonicWall next-generation firewalls to create a secure wireless solution that delivers comprehensive protection for wired and wireless networks. Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection technology scans the wireless traffic to eliminate threats, such as ransomware, encrypted threats, phishing attacks and more.

Simplify Deployment and Management

SonicPoints are simple to deploy into your new or existing network. SonicWall firewalls have a built-in wireless controller that automatically detects and configures SonicPoints across your network, easing setup. SonicPoints integrate tightly with SonicWall firewalls to offer a single pane of glass for wireless management and monitoring.

Model Lineup:

SonicPoint Wireless Security Series

Build a secure wireless network that safeguards your wireless traffic from threats and optimizes performance, with the SonicPoint Wireless Security Access Point Series. Combine SonicPoint Series 802.11ac wireless access points with industry-leading SonicWall firewalls to create a wireless network security solution that delivers wired-like network security and performance.

SonicWALL SonicPoint Wireless Access Point Series:

SonicPoint ACe

SonicPoint ACe
  • External high-gain antennas
  • 802.11ac
  • 3x3 SU-MIMO
  • Dual radios
  • Gigabit wireless performance
  • Deep packet inspection of inbound and outbound wireless traffic
  • Auto-discovery and auto-configuration by the managing firewall
  • Low TCO

SonicPoint ACi

SonicPoint ACi
  • Internal antennas
  • 802.11ac
  • 3x3 SU-MIMO
  • Dual radios
  • Gigabit wireless performance
  • Deep packet inspection of inbound and outbound wireless traffic
  • Auto-discovery and auto-configuration by the managing firewall
  • Low TCO

SonicPoint N2

SonicPoint N2
  • External high-gain antennas
  • 802.11n
  • 3x3 SU-MIMO
  • Dual radios
  • Gigabit wireless performance
  • Deep packet inspection of inbound and outbound wireless traffic
  • Auto-discovery and auto-configuration by the managing firewall
  • Low TCO

Compare Models:


Model: SonicPoint ACe SonicPoint ACi SonicPoint N2
802.11 Transport Standards 802.11a / b / g / n / ac 802.11a / b / g / n / ac 802.11a / b / g / n
Antennas 6 External Fully internal 6 External
Removable Antenna Standard N/A Standard
External Connectors RP-TNC Male / SMA Male N/A RP-TNC Male / SMA Male
Powered by PoE PoE and AC Adapter PoE PoE
PoE Power Requirements 802.3at 802.3at 802.3at
Profile Auto-provisioning Standard Standard Standard
Virtual Access Points (VAP) Up to 8 Up to 8 Up to 8
MIMO 3x3 3x3 3x3
Security WEP, WPA, WPA2
Ciphers TKIP, AES, 64/128/152-bit WEP
Wireless Authentication Open, PSK, EAP
SSL VPN Enforcement Standard Standard Standard
Wireless IDP Standard Standard Standard
Wireless Guest Services Standard Standard Standard
Lightweight Hotspot Messaging Standard Standard Standard
MAC Filtering Standard Standard Standard

Deployment:

Wireless Network Security scenarios

SonicWall Wireless Network Security is the ideal solution for organizations of all sizes and types looking to build a secure, high-speed wireless network. Deploying SonicWave 802.11ac Wave 2 access points in combination with a SonicWall next-generation firewall provides enterprise-class wireless performance and security for businesses, schools, hospitals and other organizations.

Small Networks — Retail Store/Medical or Dental Office Deployments

Small Networks: Retail Store/Medical or Dental Office Deployments
Advanced Gateway Security Suite includes Capture Advanced Threat Protection, Gateway Security, Content Filtering and 24x7 support.

SonicWall Wireless Network Security is perfect for small offices, such as retail businesses, school classrooms, medical/ dental businesses and banks. By combining SonicWave series wireless access points with a SonicWall firewall, these organizations can quickly extend wireless network access while providing deep packet inspection for both wired and wireless traffic at the gateway before allowing access to sensitive resources. SonicWall wireless guest services offers password-enforced customer access to the Internet, while virtual access points provide logical segmentation of secure wireless network traffic and in-the-clear customer access.

Features:

  • SonicWave access points provide multi-gigabit wireless performance with greater signal range and reliability.
  • SonicWave access points are autodiscovered and auto-configured by the central management gateway, easing deployment.
  • SonicWave access points enable employees to securely access network resources from the wireless network using SSL VPN or WPA2.
  • Virtual access points create secure segmentation between trusted and untrusted wireless users by allowing broadcast of up to eight unique SSIDs.
  • Deep packet inspection technology detects and eliminates vulnerabilities and threats across all inbound and outbound wireless traffic.
  • Key security services, such as application control and content filtering, are enforced over the wired and wireless LANs.
  • SonicWall wireless guest services and lightweight hotspot messaging enable organizations to offer customers wireless Internet access from a customized authentication interface.
  • SonicWave access points allow the dedication of one radio to rogue access detection while the other two support users, helping achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.

Wireless Network Security scenarios

SonicWall Wireless Network Security is the ideal solution for organizations of all sizes and types looking to build a secure, high-speed wireless network. Deploying SonicWave 802.11ac Wave 2 access points in combination with a SonicWall next-generation firewall provides enterprise-class wireless performance and security for businesses, schools, hospitals and other organizations.

Distributed Networks — Enterprise/Campus Deployments

Distributed networks: Enterprise/campus deployments
Advanced Gateway Security Suite includes Capture Advanced Threat Protection, Gateway Security, Content Filtering and 24x7 support.

In distributed network environments that have a higher density of client associations, such as businesses with remote and branch offices, college campuses, school districts and healthcare provider networks, SonicWave wireless access points with 802.11ac Wave 2 technology provide superior wireless signal performance, range and quality. Employees, students and customers can securely access network resources on the wireless network using SSL VPN or WPA2. Using SonicWall GMS, administrators can centrally manage every SonicWall access point across the entire network, including creating and enforcing wireless policies, which eliminates the need for a separate wireless controller and reduces the total cost of ownership.

Features:

  • SonicWave access points provide multi-gigabit wireless performance with greater signal range and reliability.
  • SonicWave access points are autodiscovered and auto-configured by the central management gateway, easing deployment.
  • SonicWave access points enable employees to securely access network resources from the wireless network using SSL VPN or WPA2.
  • Virtual access points create secure segmentation between trusted and untrusted wireless users by allowing broadcast of up to eight unique SSIDs.
  • Deep packet inspection technology detects and eliminates vulnerabilities and threats across all inbound and outbound wireless traffic.
  • Key security services, such as application control and content filtering, are enforced over the wired and wireless LANs.
  • SonicWall wireless guest services and lightweight hotspot messaging enable organizations to offer customers wireless Internet access from a customized authentication interface.
  • SonicWall GMS provides central management and monitoring of the wired and wireless LANs, including the firewall and all SonicWave access points that are connected to it.

Documentation:

Download the SonicWALL Wireless Network Security Datasheet (.PDF)