Wireless Management Suite (WMS) offers life cycle management of wireless networks based on the Summit WM3000 WLAN solution. Wireless Management Suite is an intuitive, browser-based, network management solution for management, troubleshooting and monitoring. RF heat maps display system performance. Users can manage hundreds of sites, as well as thousands of devices, view the status and location of wireless infrastructure devices and clients, search for specific pieces of equipment, troubleshoot network issues, generate reports and export raw data.
Wireless Management Suite comes bundled with Summit WMScanner, a tool for network device deployment, building formatting and site surveys. With a graphical dashboard view of over two hundred network statistics, the network administrator can instantly assess the status of the wireless network. With wizard-based tools, the user can analyze RF and network problems and quickly and easily troubleshoot network service problems. Summit WMScanner enables a customer to import floor plans and display the devices. The Wireless Management Suite software runs on a Microsoft Windows Server platform.
Extreme Networks Wireless Management Suite is a powerful management platform capable of establishing and maintaining wireless networks that are dynamic in nature. With the ability to plan, configure, deploy, monitor and troubleshoot the network from one platform, network administrators can reap huge benefits from efficiencies to better user experience. Extreme Networks WMS provides an intuitive and easy-to-use user interface that makes navigation and performing network operations easy. Network administrators with little or no RF experience can manage their wireless networks within a few hours of installing WMS. Coverage level and network utilization are graphically displayed, allowing IT professionals to instantly assess network status. The topology view in WMS displays every element of the wireless network. Configuration management adds another operational simplicity. Configuration management archives and reloads device configuration and performs configuration diffs or baselining for auditing purposes. Firmware management obtains firmware version and availability information, and performs multi-step upgrades for single or multiple devices.
EPICenter provides a single unified view on the health and status of wired and wireless networks from Extreme Networks. It discovers network elements including wireless LAN controllers and access points and displays the entire topology. With WMS interoperability and integration, a network administrator can conduct all of the wireless management tasks from a single console of the EPICenter.
It is a challenge to deploy a wireless network correctly the first time. Sometimes customers have to go through the pain and expense of redeployments to achieve the desired coverage and capacity. With WMS, customers have a rich toolset to enable them to deploy their wireless network correctly the first time. WMS comes bundled with Summit WMScanner, a tool used for network device deployment, building formatting and site surveys. WMS and Summit WMScanner provide a highly integrated toolset for network design, management and survey.
WMS provides several dashboard level views on the health of the network. Network administrators can select global (multi-site) level, site level and device level dashboards. In addition one can select a dashboard view of a particular SSID. Dashboard views provide a quick graphical view of the network health status and allow timely decisions to be made to ensure continued wireless service.
WIPS (Wireless Intrusion Protection Software) helps protect your wireless network, mobile devices and traffic from attacks and unauthorized access. WIPS provides tools for standards compliance and around-the-clock 802.11a/b/g wireless network security in a distributed environment. WMS permits the optional deployment of the Motorola AirDefense WIPS as an application launched from within WMS. WIPS is not bundled with WMS. It is separately installed and launched as an independently licensed application within the WMS interface.
Service extensibilityProduct Highlights
WMS provides the ability to discover and manage 3rd party infrastructure devices - both wired and wireless. These include FAT APs. Multi-vendor management includes discovery of 3rd party devices, asset management and status. WMS has the ability to process MIB-II traps from 3rd party infrastructure devices.
- Import site planning data
- Network discovery
- Visual validation of wireless deployment
- Dashboard view of network health
- Alarm and event correlation
- RF visualization with heat maps
- Advanced RF diagnostics
- Predefined and customized reporting
- WIPS interface
- Role-based user administration
- SNMPv3, SSH-2 and HTTPS protocol support
- Manage 3rd party devices