Duxbury Networking, the sole Enterasys Networks distributor in South Africa, has released a new centralised management platform for the Enterasys Wireless networking portfolio.
Dubbed the Enterasys Wireless Management Suite (WMS), it is designed to consolidate management information from across a wireless local area network (WLAN) to provide a global network perspective.
“The solution is enhanced by the WMS Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) option which provides sophisticated wireless intrusion prevention and location assessment capabilities,” says Andy Robb, chief technology officer at Duxbury Networking.
He says Enterasys WMS aggregates network and usage data from multiple Enterasys Wireless Controllers and access points to provide IT managers with an extensive set of historical reports.
“Thresholds can be defined for easy identification and resolution of pending scalability or performance issues. Events and alerts are consolidated in a dashboard, complemented by easy-to-read charts, statistics, and reports that detail information about users, devices, and traffic,” he explains.
“Successful WLAN deployments require optimum placement of access points and RF sensors in order to ensure maximum performance. WIPS greatly facilitates this task by providing visual ‘heat maps’ that enable network managers to assess signal strength and identify weak spots.
“In addition, built-in troubleshooting capabilities offer step-by-step instructions on how to detect and address bottlenecks and failures,” adds Robb.