Cisco provides a broad portfolio of wireless networking products designed to increase employee productivity, enhance collaboration, and improve responsiveness between employees, partners, and customers. The Cisco Unified Wireless Network solution supports real-time business-critical applications and creates a secure, mobile, interactive workplace so that organizations can exceed customer expectations, outpace their competitors, and realize a measurable return on investment.
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Access Points: Cisco Aironet access points and bridges connect wireless devices to networks, providing ubiquitous network access for indoor and outdoor environments. Cisco's next-generation wireless solutions offer robust wireless coverage with up to nine times the throughput of 802.11a/b/g networks, while Cisco enterprise wireless mesh helps enable cost-effective, scalable deployment of secure indoor and outdoor wireless LANs.
Client Devices: Client adapters and other devices that connect desktop and mobile devices to the wireless network.
Wireless LAN Controllers: Standalone, integrated or modular devices that simplify the deployment and operation of wireless networks, helping to ensure smooth performance, enhanced security, and maximum network availability
Network Management: Allows design, control, and monitoring of enterprise wireless networks from a centralized location, simplifying operations and reducing the total cost of ownership.
Mobility Services: Combines applications, devices, and the network as a platform to deliver superior scale for wireless networks and unified communications.
Second-generation 802.11a/b/g dual-band access point
Rugged metal case, extended operating temperature, and external antenna versatility provides extended range and flexible installation options for RF environments such as factories, warehouses and retailers
Optional software allows the access point to be configured to support Enterprise Wireless Mesh
Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters quickly connect desktop and mobile computing devices to the wireless LAN in 802.11a/b/g-compliant networks. For additional form factors and operating systems, Cisco has teamed up with the industry leaders to provide Cisco Compatible Extensions. The Cisco Secure Services Client is a software client that delivers security and management services for identity-based connectivity in wired and wireless networks.
Integration of the wired and wireless network is critical for unified network control, scalability, security, and reliability. Unified network services are provided across a variety of platforms including wireless LAN controllers and integrated switches and routers, allowing network managers to build secure, enterprise-class wireless networks. Advanced management offers wireless LAN planning, configuration, and management as well as location tracking.
Wireless LAN Controllers
Cisco wireless LAN controllers integrate into existing enterprise networks for advanced management capabilities and enhanced performance. They communicate with Cisco Aironet lightweight access points over any Layer 2 (Ethernet) or Layer 3 (IP) infrastructure and are responsible for handling systemwide functions.
Wireless integrated switches and routers provide cost-effective support for converged networks that integrate wireless connectivity. Integrated platforms lower hardware costs, simplify remote management, and offer flexible configuration options that can reduce the total cost of operations and ownership.
Network managers need reliable cost-effective tools for wireless LAN planning, configuration, and management. These tools must be centrally available and support simplified operations and easy-to-use graphical interfaces.
Wireless LAN Management for Lightweight Access Points
Cisco Motion introduces a new approach to mobility services that combines applications, devices, and the network as the platform. The Cisco 3300 Series Mobility Services Engine supports a variety of mobility services in a modular fashion. It offers a holistic approach to business mobility by separating network control from services and applications. Through an open platform, it delivers superior scale for wireless networks and the potential for accelerated time-to-market and innovation for integrated mobility applications.
The Cisco Adaptive Wireless IPS solution employs network analysis and signature-based techniques, combined with tight integration to Cisco Unified Wireless Network to deliver protection against rogue access points and clients, network reconnaissance, eavesdropping, authentication and encryption cracking, man-in-the-middle attacks, wireless denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, and zero-day unknown attacks
The system also provides proactive threat prevention through automated wireless vulnerability and performance monitoring that proactively and persistently scans the wireless network to mitigate problems before they arise.