Telecom Lead America: Fluke Networks has unveiled a dedicated sensor to extend Wi-Fi network security and performance monitoring.
The new SmartEdge Sensor Series 4 for AirMagnet Enterprise eliminates the need for Ethernet cabling, and reduces the cost by up to two thirds in situations where cable installation is prohibitive from a time, cost or logistics perspective.
The sensor is easy to install. It has three internal radios and Wireless Connect functionality, offering immediate coverage in the face of explosive wireless LAN (WLAN) growth and the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) phenomena.
“With WLAN growth approaching $1-billion-per-quarter,2 and the dramatic increase in BYOD, the areas organizations need Wi-Fi performance and monitoring coverage is increasing exponentially,” said Chia-Chee Kuan, vice president of the Fluke Networks WLAN business unit. “The SmartEdge sensor provides a solution to help secure and monitor the network by eliminating roadblocks caused by Ethernet cabling.”
The new SmartEdge sensor provides organizations with a quick, more cost effective, and less disruptive deployment options for WIPS (wireless intrusion prevention system) technology.
For customers where Ethernet cable is already available or not cost prohibitive to install, the new SmartEdge Sensor can leverage its internal radios (two 802.11n 3×3 MIMO 450 Mbps plus one for dedicated spectrum analysis) to enable both 24×7 security monitoring, scanning and rogue detection, combined with client performance verification via AirMagnet Enterprise’s Automated Health Check (AHC) feature.
AHC proactively tests and verifies WLAN network health from the end-user device all the way to the cloud and identifies issues before they impact the organization.
SmartEdge sensor also features a “fade-into-the background” enclosure, an integrated drop ceiling mount and recessed cable entry. The sensor also features increased memory capacity and support for 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet.
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