The demands on wireless networks in many businesses are increasing rapidly year on year. The changing nature of how employees and customers interact and utilise wireless internet mean that management can become a headache for your onsite technical team.
BES IT works with large corporate companies, schools, universities and small businesses to consult, procure, install and manage their wireless infrastructure. We partner with several different brands in the wireless space as we know that one size does not fit all.
One of the brands we have a long-standing relationship with is Xirrus. Xirrus Access Points perform exceptionally well in high-density wireless scenarios and are famously scalable. Xirrus Arrays come with room to add more radios as your density requirements increase. No need to rewire and replace your Wireless Access Points every two to four years. They are also one of the flagship brands who software-programmable radios that can switch between 5Ghz and 2.4 Ghz networks seamlessly to allow newer devices to perform at lightning speed while still supporting older mobile devices on the network. This means that when you get to 100% 11ac 5Ghz capable devices on your network, you don’t have to upgrade your Access Points, you simply switch them over to 100% 5Ghz and away you go.
The flexibility provided by the Wireless High-Density Access Point enables capacity planning without replacement of the chassis itself. This ensures a long, 10-year product lifespan that is adaptive to your business requirements and protects your investment against inevitable increasing capacity demands. These are some of the key features that reduce total cost of ownership when you choose Xirrus.
Their EasyPass security solution and Application Control are also very popular with clients in varied industries, worldwide. EasyPass has proved extremely popular in hospitality where guest networks are a major pain point for administrators. Get the product brief below.
eir Business Solutions in Ireland use Xirrus Wireless to service their huge network of 85000 broadband lines across the country. The story of their procurement process is below.
The following video has some useful insight into the density issues many corporations are facing with the wireless networks in 2017.
A burgeoning brand in the wireless technology space is HP Aruba Networks. Aruba is proving hugely popular: they offer great utilisation of Multi-User MIMO technology and their ClearPass NAC (Network Access Control) is proving effective for managing networks that are not only dealing with the onslaught of BYOD, but also the increase of wired devices on the network in the age of IoT (Internet of Things). Printers, projectors, cameras and even fridges are becoming targets for malicious threats as cyber criminals recognise these devices as new ways to breach the network infrastructure.
ClearPass boasts the following benefits:
- Automatic detection and categorisation of endpoints for security and audit demands
- Continuous monitoring of all devices, including those that come and go
- Agentless visibility that lets you find devices like BYOD smart phones and IoT devices
- Contextual attribute sharing that extends visibility to a wide range of security and IT-services solutions
- Elimination of labor required with manually maintaining database updates
- Improved network performance and security by understanding the number, type and attributes of endpoints.
There’s a lot to consider when choosing a wireless network solution. Let BES IT Systems help cut through the noise. Our experienced consultants can provide audits of your current infrastructure, assist with network design for your new network, procure, install and even manage your solution for you.