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Avaya solutions have been built with the future in mind, providing maximum flexibility and access for users while keeping IT managers firmly in control of who is on the network and how that network is administered. Optimized for real-time applications, Avaya WLAN solutions deliver wired performance to wireless devices while providing the advanced management capabilities administrators need to ensure sensitive data is protected.
Open and Secure Networks
From user authentication and authorization to data encryption and advanced network surveillance, Avaya solutions provide IT managers comprehensive end-to-end wireless security.
Support for 802.1X Network Access Control and advanced Wireless Intrusion Detection and RF Surveillance capabilities help WLAN administrators secure communications for trusted computing assets and detect rogue network activity and malicious attacks. Administrators can also block known malicious websites or sites that are too resource-intensive.
Avaya solutions provide Captive Portal and centralized user and device authentication and authorization. New devices connecting to the network through a wireless access point with either single or multiple SSIDs are validated by the Avaya Identity Engines solution using the RADIUS protocol. User credentials as well as device attributes are compared against federated corporate directories and are granted access to the network and applications accordingly. BYOD devices access can be limited to select resources, can be granted secure corporate access or can be treated as a guest device depending on IT policies for devices. The centralized nature of the access control solution grants system administrators full visibility of who has accessed and who is on the network.
Ensure and secure network access for employees, contractors, guests and guest devices
Avaya solutions offer a centralized policy engine that controls user and device access based on a combination of user identity, device type and location. Administrators can instantly view and alter user account details and access privileges. Robust support for non-802.1X devices makes connecting equipment to the network such as printers, IP cameras and medical monitors simple and intuitive.
A standards-based, vendor agnostic policy server deployable over any underpinning network infrastructure allows administrators to quickly and easily add devices from a central hub and even assign multiple devices to a single user.
IT departments have many challenges to face, but monitoring and provisioning guests doesn’t have to be one of them. The Avaya comprehensive Guest Management solution grants secure access to guests while offloading the task of guest provisioning to front desk staff, other employees, security guards and even the guests themselves.
Non-technical staff can enable guest access through a customizable Web-based interface. Granular control of policies allows administrators to determine exactly how long guests stay on the network and what kind of access they are granted.
For example, users with corporate directory-based credentials working from a corporate laptop can be granted full access while contractors with guest accounts using personal tablets can be granted long-term, limited corporate access.
For large events such as conferences or expos, enterprise staff can administer guest policies in bulk, eliminating the need to manually set guest preferences and rules. To ensure that guests don’t outstay their welcome, these credentials automatically expire at a specified date and time.
Ensure an always-on, scalable network
The Avaya WLAN solution provides wireless networks that are as fast and reliable as wired LANs. Incorporating the latest 802.11n wireless standard, the Avaya WLAN solution features a unique “split plane” architecture that decouples wireless application and control traffic. Application traffic utilizes Ethernet switching infrastructure and is routed directly from its source to its destination. Wireless control traffic can be virtualized and run on servers, eliminating dedicated controller hardware. This enhances application performance as well as resiliency and allows application and control planes to be scaled independently to meet network requirements. Because application traffic scales more rapidly than control traffic, the Avaya WLAN solution can accommodate surges in traffic without degrading network performance.
Hitless failover without service interruption gives administrators the ability to add new switches with no network downtime, while access points that dynamically map to controllers enable optimized access point load balancing. The Avaya WLAN solution also enables many-to-many redundancy and access point / Controller clustering for additional network flexibility.
The future is not only bright; it’s more affordable
Since the Avaya WLAN access solution simplifies the surveying, configuring, monitoring, deployment and reporting of enterprise wired and wireless infrastructures, businesses can embrace the BYOD revolution and benefit from a lower total cost of ownership as well. Split plane architecture makes it easy to scale enterprise networks to keep pace with an increasing reliance on wireless smart devices, and it makes adding, tracking and administering wireless devices and guests simple.
The Avaya WLAN solution provides a strong foundation while opening the door to enterprise application virtualization and a truly wireless environment, placing enterprises on the front lines of a truly transformative revolution of how businesses and people interact.