Wireless technologies, from Wi-Fi to mesh to WiMax, now make it possible to deliver wireless access everywhere - indoors and outdoors, in large warehouses and small remote offices. As the wireless "everywhere network" spreads, the support burden grows for the entire IT staff, ranging from the network engineers responsible for managing the infrastructure to the help desk staff who answer the phone when users cannot get connected. Supporting a growing network without adding substantial IT headcount requires intelligent, flexible management tools. Wireless management solutions today must do far more than simply configure your access points and controllers - they need to provide a full range of operational capabilities, from real-time user and device monitoring to compliance management.
The AirWave Wireless Management Suite software gives you a single console from which to monitor, configure and control your entire wireless network - whether you have 25 Wi-Fi access points from a singe vendor or twenty-five thousand Wi-Fi, mesh, and WiMax devices from a multitude of vendors. Leading Fortune 500 corporations, service providers, universities, school districts, healthcare organizations, and retailers use AirWave's software to manage and control their WLAN hardware.
You can't manage what you can't see. The key to reducing wireless network support costs and improving performance is to make sure your IT staff can quickly and reliably get the information they need to diagnose and resolve problems. While some leading proprietary management solutions make this type of data available only through reports, the AirWave Wireless Management Suite's most important function is to put all the information you need at your fingertips - and to help you quickly locate a user or device anywhere on your network.
The ‘Everywhere Networks' of tomorrow will provide wireless coverage in every facility, large and small. Doing so will require multiple wireless technologies and architectures, including enterprise Wi-Fi, mesh networking and even WiMax. And as these networks evolve over time, multiple generations of hardware will be used simultaneously.
If your wireless network is not centrally managed, it cannot be secure. Network management is the "missing piece" in many organizations' wireless security strategies - without it, you cannot truly know that your security policies are being implemented and enforced uniformly across your entire network. With today's stricter regulatory compliance standards, strong centralized wireless network management is essential to protecting your organization and its data.
As your wireless network gets larger and more complex, you may find that seemingly simple tasks - like pushing a configuration setting to all your access points or controllers - are taking up an unacceptable amount of your time. The AirWave Management Platform is specifically designed to automate these types of routine tasks and to free up your time to pursue higher-priority activities.
Proprietary network management solutions are notorious for becoming ‘shelfware' - too difficult to use for any but the most skilled and most highly trained IT staff. Usability is key to effective management, for network engineers but especially for the front-line Help Desk staff responsible for supporting end users. The AirWave Wireless Management Suite 5.0's enhanced web-based interface is designed for ease-of-use.
With the introduction of mobile devices and applications, one thing is certain: your wireless network will be significantly larger in the future than it is today. The AirWave Wireless Management Suite's flexible architecture allows you to select a software license that meets your needs today, while giving you the comfort that you can use the same solution even as your network expands. The AirWave Wireless Management Suite is available in multiple packages, ranging from small versions for organizations with 25 or fewer APs and controllers up to 25,000.
- Manageability to reduce operational costs through efficient automation of routine tasks
- Visibility to every user and device, for up to 75% reduction in problem resolution time
- Security through automated compliance audits and rogue AP detection
- Usability for the entire IT staff, enabling the help desk to handle most end-user support
- Flexibility to manage multiple WLAN architectures and vendors from a single console
- Scalability to handle even the largest and most distributed wireless networks in the world