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Main features and benefits

Main features and benefits

FortiExtender Cloud offers the following features and benefits:

Support for unlimited number of devices

FortiExtender Cloud can support an unlimited number of devices across the globe, making it easy to scale up or down based on your business needs.

Centralized management

Create and update configuration profiles, device groups, and mobile service plans, all from a single portal.

Zero-touch deployment

Remotely configure and deploy your devices from anywhere.

SSO authentication

FortiExtender Cloud provides single sign-on (SSO) authentication for all applications running on its platform, not only ensuring the security and integrity of your devices on the Cloud but also enhancing user experience. We monitor each and every log in and access attempt to prevent malicious actors from gaining access to your devices using compromised credentials.

Device access control

FortiExtender Cloud lets you manage user access by assigning ReadWrite or a ReadOnly permissions to user accounts. This ensures that only authorized users can access your devices through FortiExtender Cloud. For more information, see Manage users.

Automatic SIM switching

Each FortiExtender unit can support up to two or four SIM cards depending on the model. While one card is in use, the other stands by as a backup. If a certain event happens such as the SIM card disconnecting multiple times or the plan data capacity is hit, the system automatically switches over to the other card to ensure uninterrupted service.

Configuration profile

Profiles are configurations templates that can be applied to devices. FortiExtender Cloud makes it easy to create, update, clone, and apply profiles to devices. For more information, see Profile.

Device group

Grouping devices together can greatly improve your operational efficiency because it lets you apply or update the same configuration profile to all devices in a group. For more information, see Group.

Carrier plan management

FortiExtender Cloud makes it easy to view and monitor the usage of your existing mobile service plans. You can continue to add or clone new carrier plans as your business evolves. For more information, see Carrier plan.

Remote OS and modem firmware upgrades

You can easily schedule upgrades to the OS or modem firmware on your device from FortiExtender Cloud.

Event logs

FortiExtender Cloud captures user, device, and system events in the Log page. This lets you keep track of device activities and device status 24/7. For more information, see View event logs.

Dashboard

The Dashboard page provides an overview of device location, user activity, and device status data critical to your business operations. For more information, see The Dashboard.

Main features and benefits

FortiExtender Cloud offers the following features and benefits:

Support for unlimited number of devices

FortiExtender Cloud can support an unlimited number of devices across the globe, making it easy to scale up or down based on your business needs.

Centralized management

Create and update configuration profiles, device groups, and mobile service plans, all from a single portal.

Zero-touch deployment

Remotely configure and deploy your devices from anywhere.

SSO authentication

FortiExtender Cloud provides single sign-on (SSO) authentication for all applications running on its platform, not only ensuring the security and integrity of your devices on the Cloud but also enhancing user experience. We monitor each and every log in and access attempt to prevent malicious actors from gaining access to your devices using compromised credentials.

Device access control

FortiExtender Cloud lets you manage user access by assigning ReadWrite or a ReadOnly permissions to user accounts. This ensures that only authorized users can access your devices through FortiExtender Cloud. For more information, see Manage users.

Automatic SIM switching

Each FortiExtender unit can support up to two or four SIM cards depending on the model. While one card is in use, the other stands by as a backup. If a certain event happens such as the SIM card disconnecting multiple times or the plan data capacity is hit, the system automatically switches over to the other card to ensure uninterrupted service.

Configuration profile

Profiles are configurations templates that can be applied to devices. FortiExtender Cloud makes it easy to create, update, clone, and apply profiles to devices. For more information, see Profile.

Device group

Grouping devices together can greatly improve your operational efficiency because it lets you apply or update the same configuration profile to all devices in a group. For more information, see Group.

Carrier plan management

FortiExtender Cloud makes it easy to view and monitor the usage of your existing mobile service plans. You can continue to add or clone new carrier plans as your business evolves. For more information, see Carrier plan.

Remote OS and modem firmware upgrades

You can easily schedule upgrades to the OS or modem firmware on your device from FortiExtender Cloud.

Event logs

FortiExtender Cloud captures user, device, and system events in the Log page. This lets you keep track of device activities and device status 24/7. For more information, see View event logs.

Dashboard

The Dashboard page provides an overview of device location, user activity, and device status data critical to your business operations. For more information, see The Dashboard.