For remote offices and smaller enterprises, lowering the costs of mobility capabilities must be balanced with the need for secure and continuously reliable data transmission. The Brocade Mobility 650 Access Point (AP), a thin (dependent) multipurpose AP - meets all of these needs.
Designed to lower the cost of deploying and operating a secure, reliable 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) in small enterprises or remote office facilities, this highly efficient AP offers simultaneous WLAN access and sensing, remote over-the-air help-desk support - and the comprehensive wireless intrusion prevention features that nimble organizations require.
Always-on, high-quality access is automatic
Working in conjunction with the Brocade Mobility 650, Brocade Mobility controllers minimize common problems such as building attenuation, electronic interference, or suboptimal AP placement that can interfere with network availability. The Brocade Mobility 650 is designed to continuously optimize network availability through its central and pre-emptive intelligence, which dynamically senses weak or failing signals, securely moves mobile users to alternate APs, and boosts signal power to automatically fill RF holes and ensure uninterrupted mobile user access.
Virtual LAN boosts device and network performance
The Brocade Mobility 650 provides a Virtual LAN (VLAN) feature through a switch/controller to accelerate device and network performance. The Brocade Mobility 650 also supports Voice over Wireless LAN (VoWLAN) services, such as Quality of Service (QoS), which ensures toll-quality audio - even with multiple VoWLAN calls. In addition, locationing services over 802.11n provide the ability to locate and track people or assets, or control network and application access with features that provide hotspot and guest access authorization.
Comprehensive security reduces risks
The comprehensive Brocade Mobility 650 security capabilities include a Layer 2-7 stateful packet filtering firewall, AAA RADIUS services, wireless Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)-lite, VPN gateway, and location-based access control. Rogue detection is always on with no time slicing. Users can also add role-based access control and the Motorola AirDefense for Brocade Mobility Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) for advanced security vigilance.
Dynamic help-desk support improves performance
The Brocade Mobility 650's multipurpose architecture enables IT organizations to extend immediate help-desk support on the fly - as if the technician were sitting directly under the AP.
Plug-and-Play deployment takes just minutes
The Brocade Mobility 650 derives its intelligence from a Brocade Mobility controller, so installation is Plug-and-Play for optimal service in existing and wireless WLANs.
No firmware configuration maintenance needed
The Brocade Mobility 650 requires no configuration or manual firmware maintenance. Brocade Mobility controllers discover Brocade Mobility 650 APs on the network and automatically download all configuration parameters and firmware, greatly reducing installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting costs for Layer 2 and Layer 3 deployments.
Unified wired/wireless network management cuts complexityProduct Highlights
Managing enterprise campus networks continues to become more complex, thanks to the growth in services that rely on wired and wireless networks. Services such as Internet, email, video conferencing, real-time collaboration, and distance learning all have specific configuration and management requirements. And at the same time, organizations face increasing demand to provide uninterrupted services for high-quality voice and Unified Communications (UC), wireless mobility, and multimedia applications.
In The Box
- Optimal performance with standard Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities helps ensure always-on access
- High-availability network provides built-in reliability
- Network acceleration with switch-based Virtual LANs (VLANs) reduces network traffic
- Device mobility provides secure and pre-emptive roaming
- Immediate help-desk support includes remote scan feature
- Gap-free security reduces network intrusion risk
- Plug-and-play deployment allows setup in just minutes
- Brocade Mobility 650 Wireless LAN Access Point Single Radio
- Mounting kit