Within business today companies continually face the challenge of providing wireless access to guests and mobile employees without compromising security. To address this situation ZyXEL has developed the NXC5200 WLAN controller. The solution is designed to deliver high performance 11n wireless to provide seamless mobility in medium to large campus and secure distributed enterprise environments.
The NXC5200 integrates ZyXEL industry-leading ZyWALL firewall features, such as stateful packet inspection, to monitor data incoming from mobile wireless users. In addition, by adopting optional license-based intrusion detection/prevention and anti-virus functions, the NXC5200 can also act as a gatekeeper to the wireless edge.
This secure WLAN solution is based on the ZyXEL NXC5200 central controller that scales up to 240 access points (APs) and provides comprehensive wireless coverage. Real-time functions such as roaming, authentication and load balancing are performed on the NXC5200.
Zone-defense concept for solid protection
Mobile users pose more critical threats to company networks than wired users. To address this, the NXC5200 comes with firewall features featuring stateful packet check to regulate data incoming from mobile users. In addition, by adopting license-based Intrusion detection/prevention and anti-virus functions, the NXC5200 can act as a gatekeeper on the network edge to block potential threats.
Full performance without Concerns
The prevalence of 11n wireless networks has put the capacity of traditional controllers to the test, the NXC5200 is designed to relieve the concerns of IT staff. Not only does it have a high-performance system design, the data that flows through each virtual AP can also be configured to be bridged locally or enter the WLAN controller, NXC5200, for better management.
Better wireless experience
Central administration simplifies planning immensely. The managed access points are first installed at the most suitable locations for WLAN reception. Areas with insufficient coverage or too low data speeds can be made accessible with additional managed access points. The best results can be obtained however when a site survey is carried out enabling a simplified installation and better wireless experience.
Captive portalProduct Highlights
A captive portal intercepts all network traffic regardless of address or port until users authenticate their identity through a designated login web page. As an added security measure, the NXC contains captive portal functionality; this means that all web page requests can be initially redirected to a special web page that requires guests to authenticate their sessions.
- Manage up to 240 APs with granular access control
- Central WLAN management on both configurations and data
- Flexibility supporting both distributed and tunneled data forwarding
- Strong standard-based wireless security - WPA/WPA2 and AES encryption
- Built-in firewall
- Built-in wireless intrusion detection, prevention and anti-virus
- Web authentication support for guest networks (captive portal)