Access networks give end users stable, secure access to the company’s resources via wired or wireless infrastructures.
Following the introduction of software defined technologies to the data centre (SDN) and the wide area networks (SD-WAN), companies are now also becoming increasingly interested in campus infrastructures. Manufacturers have recognised this fact and now offer corresponding solutions.
At first glance, planning an access network seems easy. Calculate the number of ports per splitter; specify the uplinks interface; compare manufacturers‘ prices. Done! But things are not quite so simple in practice ...
Thanks to the IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac WLAN standards, wireless networks can now very much compete with wired environments in terms of performance, and they also offer certain cost advantages ...
Network Access Control
Network Access Control (NAC) is not an off-the-shelf product, but rather a framework. NAC will help you to authenticate subscribers and enable you to verify in advance the permission for any system which is trying to access your network or your central servers.
At first glance, core switching systems only need to satisfy three requirements. They need to deliver adequate performance, run reliably and be easy to administer ...