Supporting remote office requirements calls for tight integration of wired, wireless, and networking security features. The Brocade Mobility RFS4000 controller integrates all three of these critical networking features into a compact and easy-to-use form factor, enabling organizations to create survivable remote office networks using a single platform.
In addition, the Brocade Mobility RFS4000 offers built-in applications such as location for Wi-Fi and RFID, as well as hotspot and Voice over Wireless LAN (VoWLAN)/video service.
Advanced networking services improve productivity and ROI
The Brocade Mobility RFS4000 provides a number of value-added and productivity applications. An integrated customizable secure guest access application with distributed or centralized authentication allows small enterprises and remote offices to provide hotspot services for guests. A real-time location system for Wi-Fi and RFID provides centralized asset tracking and monitoring. Storage via USB enables software image distribution, while FMC compliance supports third-party solutions - including the extension of the desk phone to mobile devices over Wireless LAN (WLAN) and Wireless WAN (WWAN).
Secure networking is always on
The Brocade Mobility RFS4000 comes with multiple features to help ensure reliability and survivability of remote networking services in virtually any situation. The controller protects against AP and mesh node failure with Smart RF, a feature that keeps users on the network with automatic optimization and healing. A clustering mechanism protects against wireless switch failure. In addition, the Brocade Mobility RFS4000 secures both wireless and wired networks with integrated stateful Layer 2-7 wired/wireless firewall, integrated Intrusion Detection System (IDS)/Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) engine for rogue detection and containment, anomaly analysis engine, Denial of Service (Dos) attack protection and so on.
No onsite it supports is required
The Brocade Mobility RFS4000 combines multiple features to eliminate the need for onsite IT support for deployment and day-to-day management. Plug-and-Play setup features include built-in intelligence, which allows the network to identify and automatically address network issues, along with zero-touch installation. The integration of all wired and wireless networking infrastructure into a single device is easily managed back in the Network Operations Center (NOC) via auto-discovery and auto-configuration.
Integrated control reduces voice costs
The Brocade Mobility RFS4000 provides granular control over multiple wireless networking functions to deliver high performance and persistent, clear connections with toll-quality voice and superior video. The solution supports VoWLAN to provide cost-effective voice services throughout the wireless enterprise, which enables push-to-talk for employees inside and outside physical locations. Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) admission control provides dedicated bandwidth for voice calls, as well as better control over active voice calls for a variety of Voice over IP (VoIP) handsets.
Virtual LAN boosts device and network performanceProduct Highlights
The Brocade Mobility RFS4000 provides a Virtual LAN (VLAN) feature via a switch/controller to accelerate device and network performance. Each AP can be virtualized into four unique VLANs, which can be customized to direct broadcast traffic to the intended recipient. These features reduce the amount of overall network traffic while improving device performance and battery life up to 25-percent.
- Integrated solution unifies remote offices on a single, cost-effective mobile platform
- Advanced networking services enable higher productivity and Return On Investment (ROI)
- Always-on secure networking helps ensure remote services reliability
- Built-in intelligence eliminates the need for local IT support
- Integrated control optimizes advanced voice features
- Virtual LANs (VLANs) accelerate device and network performance
- Unified wired/wireless network management cuts complexity