Motorola’s 802.11n Wireless Enterprise Branch Office Solution Brings Secure Mobility to Remote Locations
Secure, plug-and-play, voice-enabled wireless LAN solution allows IT departments to quickly and cost-effectively extend and maintain voice and data mobility at branch locations
Las Vegas, Nev. – Interop 2009 (Booth #2343) – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), today announced its 802.11n Wireless Enterprise Branch Office Solution, which allows customers to quickly deploy resilient, secure and voice-enabled branch office wireless LANs (WLAN). By combining innovative multi-service adaptive mesh access points (AP) and unique features of Motorola’s Wireless Next Generation (Wi-NG) architecture, organizations can greatly reduce operational costs associated with deploying, managing, securing and troubleshooting WLANs at distributed sites. With this solution, customers can also leverage Motorola’s fixed wireless broadband portfolio to wirelessly connect remote locations and eliminate recurring leased line costs, or empower branch office workers with voice and data mobility by deploying the TEAM VoWLAN solution.
“Extending wireless coverage to branch office locations can be costly, especially when you factor in the resources needed to manage and troubleshoot decentralized deployments,” Stan Schatt, vice president and practice director, ABI Research. “As businesses move to an architecture where wireless becomes the primary voice and data network, the need for tools to centrally and cost-effectively manage branch office networks securely will become more crucial. “
Motorola’s Wireless Enterprise Branch Office Solution gives businesses the flexibility to deliver reliable and secure WLAN connectivity to remote locations and effortlessly grow their network when capacity requirements increase. Featuring adaptive tri-radio AP-7131 (802.11abgn) access points with integrated 24x7 wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS), stateful firewall and 3G/4G backhaul capabilities, Motorola’s innovative solution is centrally managed for policy enforcement. The AP-7131 access points with integrated network services can be deployed as a plug-and-play extension of the head office network or serve as stand-alone APs. The result is a self-forming, self-healing branch office WLAN that can adapt around interference and device or wide area network (WAN) failures. This allows remote offices to maintain high levels of network availability, optimal configuration and quality of service (QoS) required by voice and data applications critical to the success of their operations.
Controlled centrally with Motorola’s award-winning RFS6000 or RFS7000 wireless switches, the Wireless Enterprise Branch Office Solution can support thousands of remote 802.11abgn APs. Deployed at the network core, the RFS6000 and RFS7000 handle centralized policy management and smart clustering with zero-port licensing for high availability. The highly scalable branch office solution leverages Motorola’s latest Wireless Next Generation (Wi-NG) architecture with innovative features including asset tracking, remote network monitoring, and remote troubleshooting. It includes Motorola’s RF Management Suite for advanced WLAN management, so network administrators have full visibility and control over their infrastructure, from device monitoring to device configuration to comprehensive alerts and reporting. The branch office solution also offers customers Motorola AirDefense advanced troubleshooting features that enable IT staff to remotely fix configuration and connectivity issues, helping reduce expensive site visits.
By leveraging Motorola’s field-proven fixed wireless broadband portfolio for building-to-building connectivity, customers can eliminate recurring leased line costs and take end-to-end control of data across the entire enterprise network. Management and optimization of the indoor and outdoor infrastructure is also simple with Motorola’s One Point Wireless Manager, a powerful network management application that leverages Google maps to help IT administrators visualize the entire network, configure devices and identify connectivity issues before they have widespread impact on users and their productivity.
Organizations can also provide enterprise-grade voice and data mobility to their branch office locations with Motorola’s award-winning Total Enterprise Access and Mobility (TEAM) VoWLAN solution. Designed to provide enterprise users with instant mobile access to voice and data services typically tethered to the desk, it can be easily integrated into existing PBX and WLAN infrastructure to help improve customer service, collaboration and productivity.
“When extending wireless voice and data applications to remote locations, companies must have confidence that their branch office WLANs are secure at all times and do not become a gateway for data breaches that can severely impact their bottom line,” said Sujai Hajela, vice president and general manager, Enterprise WLAN, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions. ”Motorola has the proven experience and expertise delivering reliable and secure wireless solutions that simplify decentralized WLAN deployments and help businesses seamlessly extend their wireless infrastructure beyond the head office location.”
Motorola offers a comprehensive portfolio of wireless solutions designed to enable the truly wireless enterprise — from large enterprises with locations all over the world to branch offices and small businesses. Delivering wireless coverage both indoor and outdoor — Motorola’s innovative wireless enterprise portfolio includes fixed broadband, mesh, enterprise wireless LAN and Motorola AirDefense wireless security solutions. With time-proven resiliency, security and performance equal to or greater than that of a wired network, Motorola’s solutions substantially reduce network deployment and maintenance costs, and ensure the availability of cost-effective wireless connectivity in every corner of the enterprise. The result is the truly wireless enterprise — offering full mobility at a fraction of the cost of a traditional wired network.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.
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