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Accelerate the Digital Enterprise with a Cognitively-Enabled WLAN
Posted by Nolan Greene, Sr. Research Analyst, IDC on Jun 12, 2017
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What were once revolutionary words when talking about enterprise WLAN – monitoring, visibility, single-pane-of-glass management – now sound conventional to the ears of network managers. Today, for many, the features those words describe have evolved into what is now known as the “cloud console.”

As WiFi networks have moved from merely supporting the business to serving as its backbone, WLAN management must evolve as well. Yesterday's security, scalability, and remediation are inadequate for the digitally transformed enterprise in which WiFi is the conduit to customers, suppliers, and mission-critical business applications.

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4 Ways to Supercharge Your Outdoor Wi-Fi
Posted by Sriram Venkiteswaran on Aug 4, 2015

Great news: you can now have outdoor Wi-Fi that is easier to manage, more secure, and increases revenue.

…And the Meshin’ is Easy
Posted by Dwight Agriel on Jul 29, 2014

As someone who has walked more than a few miles in a network administrator’s shoes, I’m all too familiar with the challenges of configuring and troubleshooting mesh environments. In my last position, as an administrator responsible for 300+ mesh nodes, I know the stress and frustration of dealing with dropped connections along with the other problems associated with mesh environments.

The Growing Prevalence of Wi-Fi Extension with Mesh
Posted by Andrew vonNagy on Apr 21, 2014

Industry professionals have tended to view mesh networking from a “realist” point-of-view as a niche solution to be avoided if possible, and have never considered the technology the most popular of Wi-Fi capabilities. This pragmatism is rooted in the typical negative performance implications of mesh networks. Just a few years ago mesh capability was limited to a few highly targeted products that served niche markets for large-scale outdoor deployments or service provider environments. These solutions typically relied on multi-radio mesh units, which provide frequency separation between uplink and downlink traffic paths as well as between upstream and downstream hops, in an attempt reduce the negative performance impact for high bandwidth backhaul links.

However, there exists a growing market for mesh networking that utilizes single-radio mesh units to provide an extension of network access across limited mesh hops for hard to wire locations.