The WLAN Defence Infrastructure Management Solution provides:
- Complete WLAN network visibility within one central console
- Multi-Vendor/heterogeneous environment, WLAN infrastructure management, enabling simplified WLAN management at a lower TCO
- Simplified device configuration tools
- A cost effective and manageable way to help organisations upgrade/migrate to 11n infrastructure
Real-world enterprises often have heterogeneous WLANs, which can include infrastructure from multiple vendors. Wireless networks within an organisation may come from different vendors, have a variety of architectures, support various 802.11 protocols and have individual management consoles.
Even solutions from the same vendor within the same enterprise could consist of different product versions offering a mixture of legacy and newer devices with non-uniform feature sets, firmware incompatibilities, and siloed management interfaces.
Having heterogeneous wireless LANs complicates network administration because multiple management platforms must be used which requires knowledge of different architectures, configuration settings, and syntax. Network administrators end up managing individual devices, rather than a holistic network, exacerbating OpEx and leading to frequent mis-configurations and compliance problems.
These added management complexities increase the total cost of ownership of wireless networks.
The WLAN Defence Infrastructure Management Solution allows organisations to centrally control and monitor WLAN infrastructure across multiple device types and multiple vendors.
The WLAN Defence Infrastructure Management solution offers centralised management and control for the wireless enterprise – a single console for multi-vendor, multi-architecture, multi-generation and multi-version WLAN management.
The solution's vendor and device agnostic, UI ensures consistency in configuration, compliance with policies, while reducing device and model specific expertise required by network administrators. Instead of managing multiple systems, administrators have a centralised management console to update device configurations and firmware, monitor device status, capture faults, audit and automatically correct device configuration issues, gather network statistics, generate trend and compliance reports, etc.