Organizations must support accelerating demands on their WLAN infrastructure with the rise of Internet of Things (IoT) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). The need for employees and customers to have the best user experience is driving organizations in every vertical to adopt the best possible network infrastructure.The SZ100 allows all enterprises to deploy an affordable and highly resilient Wi-Fi network.
End-user quality-of-service expectations are on the rise. Capital equipment budgets are not. The SZ100 provides IT departments with intuitive, visual tools to centrally manage end-user experience in distributed and remote offices. Its active/active redundancy architecture provides the budget flexibility that comes from having no idle capacity.
The Dashboard is a customizable and contextually rich interface that reduces the time required to support large-scale networks. Consistent menus and consolidated and streamlined navigation shortens time to perform routine tasks such as AP configuration or monitoring actions. Configurable visual filter settings for the Dashboard personalize visual network alerts and WLAN statistics; settings are preserved throughout sub-pages. View maps, health and traffic analysis, spectrum analysis and more.
Dynamic PSK (DPSK) enhances client security by automating randomized passphrase keys for use with each device. The SZ100 supports 20,000 DPSKs, with up to 10,000 per zone. Group DPSK, user-specified passphrase and number-only DPSK further enhance client security in all settings. Group DPSK allows IT to create a DPSK that can be shared by multiple different devices, with up to sixty-four Group DPSKs in a zone. Administrators can also specify a number-only DPSK, which makes guest or other "easy entry" scenarios more user-friendly.
Granular role-based policies enable the creation of policy groups segmented by user role, domain, location, OS type, certificate status, VLAN and many more factors. Roles are assigned during the authentication phase of new user onboarding, then VLAN, OS, and L3-7 policies are assigned as desired. Policy enforcement actions include allow, deny, and rate-limit based on VLAN or VLAN pool and L3/L4 Access Control Lists (ACLs).
Hotspot 2.0 enables 802.1x/EAP mobile devices to automatically discover, select and authenticate to APs for which a roaming arrangement exists. Hotspot 2.0 is automatic and requires no user intervention after proper device provisioning. Self-service provisioning can be accomplished by the Cloudpath security and policy management platform.
The RF coverage heat map visually presents approximated signal strength per AP that is overlaid on top of any imported floor plan. This enables IT to quickly spot possible AP coverage gaps within the intended area.
AP health is a key indicator of user experience quality and with SZ100 this information is presented front-and-center. On the Dashboard, AP status is categorized based on health/performance thresholds defined by an administrator. On a map, APs are color-coded based on this status. SZ100 automatically identifies APs that cross performance thresholds and visually ranks the worst-performing APs. With this data and historical trend analysis, admins can easily compare individual APs with groups of APs to look for isolated trouble spots or identify broader patterns.
Monitor and flag cluster node status and keep critical cluster health alerts highlighted within the Dashboard through status symbols showing Green/Yellow/Red for each cluster node. Displays historical line charts and allows threshold settings for Cluster Health, spanning CPU, RAM and disk utilization, port/interface usage, and packet rates.
Check on real-time client performance metrics, connectivity, and traffic. View client signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and data rate, as well as historical traffic, to help troubleshoot connectivity problems.
On-demand real-time spectrum analysis make use of existing radios within the AP, removing the requirement to have dedicated Aps for spectrum reporting. Visualize RF spectrum by real-time energy, real-time utilization, density, energy waterfall, and utilization waterfall. While an AP conducts a spectrum scan, clients are offloaded to nearby APs to minimize connection disruptions. In the case of Aps with three radios, the 3rd radio can provide spectrum analysis of both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands without impacting client connectivity. Spectrum Analysis is supported on 802.11n, 802.11ac Wave 1 and Wave 2 APs.