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FortiExtender cellular gateways provide ultra-fast 5G/LTE wireless to connect and scale any WAN edge. Get 5G/LTE cellular, high availability, out-of-band management (OBM), and advanced threat protection in one solution. 

FortiExtender 5G/LTE Wireless WAN:

  • Fully integrates advanced cybersecurity to reduce the attack surface.
  • Delivers optimal cellular reception without attenuation via Power over Ethernet (PoE) gateways for the best experience.
  • Offers dual SIM and dual modem options to boost network reliability up to four times.
  • Provides reliability via out-of-band management in FortiExtender Cloud.

Features and Benefits

FortiExtender is the only wireless WAN solution fully integrated on a security fabric for flexible, high-speed edge connectivity that is automated and secure.

5G/LTE Wireless WAN

Choose from a variety of gateways and form factors to suit your WAN needs

Dual SIM & Dual Modem

Get fast cellular failover and high availability with PoE gateways

SD-WAN Integration

Deliver wireless QoE via integration with Secure SD-WAN 

Fortinet Security Fabric

Manage your 5G/LTE gateways with FortiGate or FortiManager and apply robust protection

Out-of-Band Management

Continue site-device management and deliver consistent connectivity during a wired outage

SASE Integration

Protect FortiExtender Ethernet devices with integrated cloud security from Fortinet


Return on Investment


Ecosystem Integrations Available


Better Edge Reliability

NGFW Use Cases

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Secure, reliable cellular connects branches where cable and fiber can’t reach.
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Dual SIM and dual modem cellular improve branch connectivity.
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LAN extension delivers a secure microbranch solution.

Enterprise Analyst Validation

2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN
2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Network Firewalls
Forrester Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) for SD-WAN
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Fortinet Named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN
Fortinet was named a Leader three years in a row and placed highest in Ability to Execute two years in a row and Recognized for completeness of vision and ability to execute. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is designed to address modern complexity and threat exposure to support customers critical business needs. It is designed to evolve to future-proof and protect investments as customers embrace a digital-first journey and support work-from-anywhere.
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Fortinet Named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Network Firewalls
Fortinet has been recognized as a Leader again, and is positioned highest in Ability to Execute, marking our 13th year in the Magic Quadrant™. FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls deliver the industry’s best ROI, provide AI/ML-powered threat protection, and support the convergence of networking and security. With all features and functions built on a single operating system, FortiOS, organizations have access to consistent functionality across all solutions and form factors, including appliances
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Forrester Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN
The Forrester TEI develops business value justification analysis to help organizations understand the financial impact of a technology investment. Fortinet commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to analyze the value that enterprises are able to achieve by deploying Fortinet Secure SD-WAN. The TEI study examines both the network and security impact on businesses.
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Case Studies

Major New Zealand Logistics Provider Boosts Branch Communications with Fortinet SD-WAN
Pacific National
Pacific National
Australian National Rail Operator Conquering the Tyranny of Distance While Halving Annual Networking Costs
Argentinian Fuel Company Supports Connectivity for 43 Service Stations with Fortinet Secure SD-WAN
The Paper Store
The Paper Store
Keeping Holiday Cash Registers Humming Across Expanding Store Footprint With Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch Solutions

Models and Specifications

FortiExtenders come in a variety of form factors to extend, ensure, and secure your network. Wireless WAN extenders provide 5G/LTE connectivity and can be managed with FortiManager, FortiGate, or FortiExtender Cloud. 







CAT-7 LTE, Dual Modem




CAT-12 LTE, Dual Modem




Sub 6Ghz 5G, CAT-20 LTE, FirstNet




FortiCare Support & Professional Services

Fortinet is dedicated to helping our customers succeed, and every year FortiCare services help thousands of organizations get the most from their investments in Fortinet's products and services. To achieve this, FortiCare follows the life-cycle approach and provides unique services to help our customers in their success journeys.

Technical Support Services

Technical Support Services

Various per-device options are available for efficient operations. FortiCare Elite option provides a 15-minute response time for critical products.


Data Sheets
Solution Briefs
FortiExtender Cellular Failover Demo
FortiExtender Cellular Failover Demo »

FortiExtender provides 5G/LTE Wireless WAN that's fully integrated on the Fortinet Security Fabric. FortiExtender 5G/LTE Wireless WAN gateways come equipped with Dual SIM and Dual Modem capabilities for fast failover and active/active cellular connectivity. In this demo, the Technical Marketing team takes you through our Dual-SIM failover process, also called "SIM-switch." With FortiExtender, you can set failover capabilities based on outages, link quality, and data plan consumption.

FortiExtender Out of Band Management (OBM) Demo
FortiExtender Out of Band Management (OBM) Demo »

FortiExtender 5G/LTE Wireless WAN Gateways provide Enterprises secure cellular networking that includes failover and extended WAN links. In this demo, Fortinet Technical Marketing will show FortiExtender Cloud's Out of Band Management capabilities, allowing you to continue to manage branch connectivity in the event of a wired failure.

FortiExtender: Secure your cellular edge with Fortinet Wireless WAN
FortiExtender: Secure your cellular edge with Fortinet Wireless WAN »

Wireless WAN has allowed thousands of businesses to enable edge broadband, but managing link quality, signal and security remain obstacles. See how Fortinet's Wireless WAN solution with FortiExtender can extend, ensure and secure your cellular edge.

The Paper Store Protects its Expanding Store Footprint with Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch
The Paper Store Protects its Expanding Store Footprint with Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch »

The largest family owned and operated specialty gift business in the northeastern U.S., The Paper Store employs more than 4,000 people at nearly 90 stores across six states, and in the company’s 500,000-square-foot distribution center. With frequent new store launches, technology management grew more complex, and wide area networking costs soared.

FortiExtender Cellular Gateways: Extend, Ensure & Secure the Enterprise Network — Anywhere
FortiExtender Cellular Gateways: Extend, Ensure & Secure the Enterprise Network — Anywhere »

#FortiExtender cellular gateways provide 5G/LTE wireless WAN links for your enterprise network. Extend your broadband edge beyond fixed options; ensure continuous cloud connectivity in #SDWAN; and secure your local internet breakouts with multilayered protections--anywhere. New models provide high availability via dual modem gateways, thin branch LTE and Sub-6Ghz 5G for the fastest, most reliable SD-WAN. All FortiExtender models are secured on the #Fortinet Security Fabric.

FortiExtender News

CRN’s 2020 Products Of The Year

Fortinet is accelerating data center security performance with its seventh-generation network processor—the NP7—which made its first appearance in the company’s FortiGate 1800 firewall earlier this year.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN, Jonathan Forest, Naresh Singh, Andrew Lerner, Karen Brown, 15 September 2022.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, Rajpreet Kaur, Adam Hils, Tom Lintemuth, 20 December 2022.

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