ZyXEL Communications debuts CloudEnabled™ networking solutions designed specifically for SMBs
Enterprise-grade wireless-n access point, with Power-over-Ethernet and multi-operation modes, enables affordable cloud management for solution providersMonday, May 9th, 2011
ANAHEIM, CA – ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, today announced its first product, the NWA110N-CE, in a series of CloudEnabledtm Wi-Fi solutions for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). ZyXEL’S NWA1100N-CE has integrated business hardware features, including multi-operation modes, Power-over-Ethernet support and multiple SSIDs, with a convenient cloud-based management user interface. Designed specifically for SMBs, the NWA1100N-CE offers all the advantages of cloud management at an attractive price point, along with recurring revenue opportunities for managed solution providers that serve the SMB market.
The cloud enables economical, easy management of wireless local area networks (WLANs). By implementing cloud-based resources, IT professionals can maintain, secure and manage their infrastructure remotely. This frees up limited IT staff resources and cuts costs. The IT department’s management resources are no longer restricted to one physical office location, but rather, anywhere an Internet connection is available. This utility also offers MSPs opportunities to increase revenue potential through the delivery of enhanced cloud management services to their customers. It also provides service providers a simple way to deliver affordable, user-friendly tools to their clients.
ZyXEL’s NWA1100N-CE is powered by PowerCloud Systems’ patented CloudCommand™ technology. Rather than dilute enterprise-caliber, cloud-managed services for SMBs, PowerCloud Systems has exclusively designed its solutions from the ground up to meet SMBs’ unique needs. By integrating the NWA1100N-CE with CloudCommand, the product will feature several enhancements, including:
Ease of use and manageability:
- Single, streamlined interface for easy access point (AP) deployment and management
- Improved traffic management and security with VLAN tagging
- One-click firmware upgrade for increased efficiency
- Simultaneous configuration or pre-configuration of APs
- Detailed network statistics and graphs
- Email and SMS notifications, keeping the administrator informed of network status and updates
- Firewalled guest network to provide security against all devices connected to the guest network
- User management with authentication and encryption
The NWA1100N-CE also offers data rates of up to 300Mbps and PoE support (802.3af). For deployment flexibility, the product can be configured as an AP, bridge, repeater or a wireless client. The NWA1100N-CE also supports multiple SSIDs to help businesses segment their network for different workgroups or provide guest access. ZyXEL’s NWA1100N-CE provides enterprise-grade security with WPA / WPA2 and 802.1x support to protect data confidentiality.