Comprehensive Network Management
Edgecore’s WLAN solution provides comprehensive visibility of Wi-Fi users on enterprise and organizational networks. It offers 802.1X and browser-based authentication, verifying the identity of network users before granting access. Network administrators can easily enable external authentication databases like LDAP, POP3, NT Domain, and RADIUS across all deployment sites. The solution also allows customization of captive portals for web-based authentication of visitors, supporting authentication through social media, e-mail, or SMS.
Edgecore’s solution enables network administrators to establish differentiated service levels within a single Wi-Fi network. It allows for the creation of multiple user roles with unique access policies that can be enforced based on specific times and locations within the wireless network. The integrated access control functionality includes bandwidth control, traffic classification and quality of service (QoS), firewall profiles, routing policies, limitation of concurrent sessions, and user idle timeout.
By limiting free Wi-Fi access by duration or time, venue owners can better maintain open seats for new purchasing customers. Multiple billing plans can also be enabled to create tiered Wi-Fi service with different usage quotas, price, and network access privileges. Finally, a tablet-based billing plan selection interface provides a simple way to create accounts for guests.
The Edgecore EWS-series gateway-controllers simplify the deployment and management of complex Wi-Fi networks. With template-based configuration, network administrators can easily update multiple APs’ settings from a single interface. Real-time email notifications and detailed statistics enable efficient troubleshooting. Additionally, load balancing and rogue AP detection enhance wireless network performance.
Edgecore’s social media login integration offers businesses providing free Wi-Fi with additional tools for more effective customer insights and marketing. Guests can easily log in to Wi-Fi using their Google, Office365, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter accounts, allowing business owners to collect basic profile information such as gender, location, and birthday.
The VEWS-series combines the power of virtualization with Edgecore’s bestselling WLAN Gateway-controller, creating a virtual WLAN controller that can be seamlessly integrated with any existing VMware infrastructure, such as servers, personal computers, and cloud computing resources to provide much-needed hardware independence while offering the same functionality as the physical controller, all without the added expense of new hardware or the hassle of worrying about compatibility issues.