Secure Connectivity for Mobile Fleets: FortiExtender Vehicle 211F

By @PatVita | Director of Product Marketing, FortiExtender


If you’re a close follower of Fortinet product news, chances are you’ve heard rumors of a mobility solution coming to the FortiExtender family. I’m happy to say the wait is over: FortiExtender Vehicle is here.  


Secure Connectivity for Mobile Fleets 


Many IT teams struggle to service mobile fleets. Whether it’s a public safety, transportation, logistics, or the travel industry fleet, vehicles are unique in that they require secure connectivity to cloud applications but cannot leverage wired broadband. Adding point solutions creates complexity and risk for organizations. Mobile fleets cannot become another silo for enterprise IT. Secure connectivity for must be delivered within a digital platform alongside other areas of IT, such as OT, IoT and wireless access, 

Enter FortiExtender Vehicle 211F (FEV-211F): a ruggedized wireless WAN extender designed for use in vehicle deployments. FEV-211F provides secure and reliable cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity in a single vehicle-mounted form factor for a variety of mobile applications, including: 


  • First Responders: FortiExtender Vehicle can provide secure and reliable communication between first responders in the field and command center personnel. As an AT&T FirstNet Ready device with support for LTE Band 14, FortiExtender Vehicle is essential for coordinating emergency response efforts and ensuring the safety of first responders.  
  • Logistics: FortiExtender can be deployed on delivery and logistics vehicles to help enterprise IT manage their connected mobile fleets more easily, while integrating the mobile fleets with the rest of the IT stack.  
  • Utilities: FortiExtender Vehicle can be used to provide secure and reliable connectivity for critical utility infrastructure such as power grids, water treatment plants, and oil and gas pipelines. This helps to ensure the continuity of essential services.  
  • Transportation & Travel: FortiExtender Vehicle can be used to provide secure and reliable connectivity for public transportation systems such as buses and trains. This helps to improve the efficiency and safety of public transportation.   


Thanks to FortiExtender Vehicle, IT organizations of any kind can connect and manage thousands of mobile deployments, simply and securely.  





Device Features and Specifications 


FortiExtender Vehicle 211F is equipped with a variety of features that make it ideal for use in mobile environments, including: 

  • Dual CAT-12 LTE micro SIM (3FF) slots for improved reliability: set carrier failover policies based on data consumption, internet disconnects, and signal weakness.  
  • 600Mbps D/L & 150Mbps U/L with support of GPS/GNSS/BeDou/Galileo navigation system for accurate location tracking
  • 2x2 2.4/5GHz concurrent 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wave2 WiFi up to 1200Mbps (Max.)
  • Rich routing capabilities including Static Routing, OSPF, PBR, Multicast and Link Load Balancing (LLB) 
  • Powerful standalone security capabilities including firewall and IPsec VPN 
  • DNS service, including recursive, non-recursive, and forward-only DNS 
  • Health monitoring, including interface status monitoring and link health checks 
  • CAPWAP support for centralized management and provisioning 
  • Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) support for network segmentation and isolation 
  • Bluetooth 5.0 communication
  • Ruggedized form-factor (IP64) for temperature and splash protection 
  • 1 x GE WAN + 4 x GE LAN RJ45 ports, 1 x USB2.0, 1x DB9 console and an industrial digital I/O port for external device control
  • 7-36 Volt DC power supply for vehicular connections 
  • 3-in-1 permanent, outdoor waterproof vehicle roof mount antenna with 2x 5G/LTE + 1x active GNSS and 5 meter antenna cable with SMA male connectors (sold as a separate accessory, see latest price list) 



FortiExtender Vehicle represents an evolution of Fortinet's product portfolio as well as the overarching mobility ecosystem. With FEV-211F-AM, Fortinet is bringing industry-leading expertise in cybersecurity and networking to new areas of the network. FEV-211F-AM is available to order today. Now is the time to connect and protect your mobile fleet with Fortinet!  


For a deep dive on FortiExtender’s capabilities, check the Admin Guide in the Fortinet Document Library.


You can also visit the FortiExtender product website for more information.