ADTRAN Combines Bluesocket, NetVanta for BYOD Network Suite
Communications solutions specialist ADTRAN (NASDAQ: ADTN) is addressing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scalability concerns with the release of its BYOD Network Suite, which helps SMBs and enterprise-level organizations deal with the explosion of wirelessly connected mobile devices.
The BYOD Network Suite combines the company’s Bluesocket virtual wireless local area network (vWLAN) and NetVanta technologies to create an end-to-end solution that addresses BYOD issues, according to the company. BlueSocket vWLAN uses a cloud-enabled, VMware-based WLAN solution to help businesses prevent information bottlenecks as wireless bandwidth grows scarce. Through Bluesocket access points (APs), wired ports or legacy APs, the platform — which can support up to 48,000 users and enable 1,500 APs — provides unified user access control.
The NetVanta line of routers, meanwhile, features RapidRoute technology and built-in encryption as well as multiple backup options. The Gigabit Ethernet switches, which are optimized for iSCSI Storage Area Networks (SANs) and support indoor and outdoor APs, are designed to handle more bandwidth-intensive applications.
All products and services, including the NetVanta Unified Threat Management security appliances providing gateway protection, firewall and application-level intelligence and control to detect and eliminate external threats coming in via the Web, are available through the company’s channel partners.
Research firm IDC estimates that by 2015, 55 percent of all devices used for business purposes will be owned by employees rather than the corporation. As IT managers struggle to scale their wireless and wired IT infrastructure to handle the increase in bandwidth and the support and security a BYOD environment requires, VARs should jump at the chance to offer customers a single managed network. BYOD isn’t going away, ever.