Riverbed Xirrus Releases New Wave 2 Access Point

Riverbed Xirrus Releases New Wave 2 Access Point

Riverbed Technology announced a new Xirrus Wi-Fi Access Point that enables powerful intelligent services at the network edge, extending the most complete Wi-Fi solution in the market. The new Riverbed Xirrus Wave 2 access point allows organizations to support business-critical applications in mobile environments at an extremely cost-effective price point, with zero-touch configuration that can be set up within minutes.The new access point strengthens the wireless and wired LAN capabilities of Riverbed’s market-leading SD-WAN solution, SteelConnect, the first and only solution with unified connectivity and policy-based orchestration spanning the entire network – wireless LAN, WAN, data center and into the cloud.

As mobile apps continue to proliferate the industry, organizations must ensure their wireless infrastructure keeps up with demand. Riverbed Xirrus addresses wireless infrastructure needs from the most basic small offices to the most demanding large venue stadiums, providing a strategic advantage to organizations that depend on wireless connectivity to conduct their business. The new Riverbed Xirrus Wave 2 AP delivers the performance and advanced service needed to build an infrastructure for today that scales and flexes to meet the future demands of tomorrow.

The new Riverbed Xirrus Wi-Fi solution is an 802.11ac AP that can be managed from the cloud or on premise. The AP is designed with a powerful integrated controller, providing layer 7 application visibility to help businesses keep up with the demands that applications are putting on Wi-Fi. With 3 radios, including Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the XD2-230 model provides secure access for Wi-Fi users and Internet of Things devices with an SaaS solution, while helping enterprises scale and adapt to evolving demands.

The new Wave AP delivers 3.9Gbps total Wi-Fi bandwidth. An onboard controller enables application-based policy control, integrated location services, and software-defined radios directly at the network edge, eliminating the cost and complexity of additional controllers and service appliances, and reducing total cost of ownership by 30% or more.

Management and control is provided by the cloud or an on-premise based Xirrus Management System, enabling full visibility and control for all devices and applications from a single console. Secure access for an unlimited number of users/devices is delivered by the EasyPass SaaS solution. EasyPass simplifies secure Wi-Fi connectivity with integration to the Microsoft Azure and Google application ecosystems, enabling single sign-on to both user applications and Wi-Fi. Simple and secure onboarding for BYOD and IoT devices is supported by unique per-user security credentials that lock down access at a device level.

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