As mobile devices flood the enterprise, ADTRAN unveils BYOD Network Suite for seamless connectivity
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 13, 2012– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of cloud connectivity, virtual mobility and enterprise communications solutions, today announced its BYOD Network Suite to enable any business, whether it’s a small-to-medium business, educational institution or large enterprise, to handle the network demand created by the proliferation of Wi-Fi enabled devices. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a growing phenomenon across all segments of business and education, and organizations have seen many advantages to allowing users to bring the device of their choice into the workplace or classroom environment. These benefits include the elimination of upfront investment, lower support and upgrade costs, access to the latest technology and higher user satisfaction. However, BYOD creates some fundamental issues for the enterprise’s network as it must scale to accommodate the rise in devices and higher-bandwidth applications that are being accessed.
IDC estimates that by 2015, 55 percent of all devices used for business purposes will be owned by employees rather than the corporation. ADTRAN’s solution combines the power of its Ethernet routers and switches with the benefits of its cloud-based, virtualized approach to scaling the wireless LAN infrastructure to handle the surge in traffic today, in 2015 and beyond.
ADTRAN’s BYOD Network Suite addresses the four key issues IT Managers face as they look to address the BYOD opportunity:
1. Highly scalable wireless LAN (WLAN): BYOD will result in a 2x-3x increase in mobile devices that are competing for scarce wireless bandwidth, resulting in a crippling information bottleneck in the organization. Traditional hardware controller-based WLANs are unable to handle the flood of mobile devices, and are prohibitively expensive to upgrade and maintain. ADTRAN’s Bluesocket virtual WLAN (vWLAN®) eliminates the cost and scale constraints of hardware controllers with the industry’s first cloud-enabled, VMware-based WLAN solution. A single instance of Bluesocket vWLAN can support 48,000 users and 1,500 APs, with 10X increase in bandwidth.
2. Unified management of wired and wireless users: Users need seamless access to their authorized set of resources (data, applications, portals), irrespective of the device and location. This requires IT organizations to implement a centralized access control and management solution to ensure consistent user, traffic and security policy management. The Bluesocket vWLAN solution offers centralized, unified user access control of all users – through Bluesocket Access Points (APs), wired ports or even legacy APs, creating a truly unified service experience across the enterprise.
3. Enhanced wired LAN infrastructure: Organizations also need to upgrade their LAN routing and switching infrastructure to support 802.11n’s increased bandwidth capability (300 Mbps per radio). ADTRAN’s NetVanta line of high-performance routers featuring RapidRoute technology, built-in encryption features and multiple backup options deliver higher throughput and ensure security of sensitive corporate data. In addition, ADTRAN offers a full line of business-class, managed Gigabit Ethernet switches that support the most bandwidth-intensive applications. The switches offer PoE / PoE+ to support indoor and outdoor APs, Quality of Service (QoS) and Class of Service (CoS) to support VoIP; and are optimized for iSCSI Storage Area Networks (SANs).
4. Network security at the edge: IT needs a centralized security policy management system to create the policies, which in turn are enforced by edge devices, such as wireless APs. The Bluesocket vWLAN takes advantage of intelligent APs that offer enterprise-class authentication, encryption and RF intrusion-detection to eliminate unwanted traffic before it enters the LAN, ensuring wireless security over the air and at the network edge. In addition, ADTRAN offers a range of NetVanta Unified Threat Management security appliances that offer real-time gateway protection, firewall and application-level intelligence and control to detect and eliminate external threats coming in via the Web.
Deployed as an integrated solution or in a “Blend-and-Extend” approach, and available through ADTRAN’s channel partners, this combination of products can be used to create a secure, trusted and scalable solution that can cost-effectively manage any size BYOD deployment.
“The rise in BYOD in every market segment we cover has been a tremendous growth engine for us as our customers look to scale their wireless LAN infrastructure to accommodate the rise in smart phone, tablet and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices on their networks,” said Troy Holwerda, president, Proxurve Solutions Inc. “ADTRAN’s BYOD Network Suite gives us a clear advantage as we address opportunities today and as the market continues to develop.”
“Part of the challenge enterprise IT managers face is how to scale their wireless and wired IT infrastructure to handle the increase in bandwidth and broad range of service support a BYOD environment requires when they are forced to manage their network resources as two disparate networks,” said Ted Cole, vice president of channel sales for ADTRAN. “What makes ADTRAN’s integrated BYOD Network Suite so attractive is that it bridges the gap between wireless and wired access to create one seamless network that is easily managed, maintained and expanded – an advantage that cannot be delivered by any other vendor in the market today”
Proxurve Solutions Inc. is a leading technology consulting company with a decade of experience in delivering voice and data networking solutions to clients in the Midwest. Proxurve is an ADTRAN ADVantage Plus partner with specializations in Bluesocket vWLAN, Unified Communications and Internetworking solutions. For more information, visit www.proxurve.com.
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations and millions of individual users worldwide.
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