I wish there was a way to manage my wireless access points from the Cloud!
There was a time when adding a few wireless WIFI access points to your organization was simple and relatively easy to manage. Then your company grew and much more WIFI access points were added. Managing them became a problem, time-consuming, and a security risk.
You read up on controller-based access points which allowed you to centrally manage them through a single interface. You changed all your equipment out. That worked for a while but you were limited to having a controller at every location and they are expensive.
Now you have many locations across the country or the globe. Typical controllers are bandwidth and latency-dependent since they contain most of the intelligence and control. The access points provide basic WIFI connectivity. This presents a problem. Your organization has many applications and services running in cloud computing. You love cloud access, control, and redundancy from anywhere in the world. You wish there was a cloud solution for your access point management and control.
The wait is over, Bluesocket vWLAN is a cloud-based solution for wireless access points. Bluesocket access points have the intelligence where it should be, in the access point. The management software runs in the cloud on VMWare providing control, access, security, QoS, VLANs, and more. Now the high bandwidth can run through the access point and free up the controller to do what it was originally intended for.
Bluesocket's WLAN management software provides a rich set of visual tools for analyzing and troubleshooting the wireless network. The management solution includes location and head maps, health summary, enhanced reporting, notifications, and summary of the overall RF environment.
Identity-based QoS and Fairness Algorithms are applied at the access point. Tightly integrated security modules offer robust and scalable NAC, Guest Access, AAA, and WIDS capability.
With Bluesocket, a user's role is determined by his or her identity. User roles are managed by the central control software but are enforced by the AP. The roles contain multiple attributes including service policies, VLAN/subnet assignment, bandwidth, and QoS. A single SSID can be used to support multiple roles, eliminating the need to manage multiple SSIDs.
The Bluesocket distributed architecture enables over a 10x increase in the total traffic. Because the packet forwarding functionality is offloaded from the controller to the access point, the controller is free to now manage thousands of AP's and 10s of thousands of users. The Bluesocket vWLAN® distributed architecture enables over a 10x increase in the total traffic. Because the packet forwarding functionality is offloaded from the controller to the access point, the controller is free to now manage thousands of AP's and 10s of thousands of users.
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