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    Webinar: Cloud & SDN: What It Means For Your Wi-Fi

    Are you reviewing, expanding or rolling out Wi-Fi in 2016? The rapid evolution of networking solutions and the impact of macro technology trends makes future-proofing your investment more complex than ever.

    With hype around Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Cloud reaching tipping point, what impact do these technologies have on the future design, deployment, and support of your wireless LAN infrastructure?

    Join this session to explore the possibilities and chart Wi-Fi’s evolutionary path to determine where best to place your bets in 2016 and beyond. Learn:

    The webinar will cover:

    1. * Wi-Fi should behave just like your favourite scalable cloud services
    2. * New virtual ways to manage devices, services and capacity – from anywhere in the world
    3. * How to lower the budgetary point of entry and reduce ongoing costs with flexible networking, services and apps
    4. * The critical capabilities to look for when investing in the next wave of technology

    Join this webinar and receive a free Aerohive 802.11ac Access Point, subject to the qualification criteria.

    45 minutes with Q&A

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    Prefer to speak to someone? Please call 01256 379970 or email [email protected]

    Mathew Edwards

    Mathew Edwards
    Product Marketing Manager,
    Aerohive Networks

    Webinar: Is 802.11ac Wave 2 the answer?

    Wi-Fi Performance Planning 2016-2020

    125 billion network-connected devices are expected by 2020, with the vast majority utilising Wi-Fi as the primary access medium.

    802.11ac Wave 2 is the latest standard, pushing your network even further beyond the Gigabit speed barrier, but is investing in the latest technology all that is needed to maximise performance?

    Join this webinar to hear from industry experts on what really matters for your network design, and learn how to decipher the marketing hype vs. reality:

    *  How to plan for today’s high density environments that demand speed, scale, and resiliency
    *  The evolution of Wi-Fi, from controllers to cloud and the impact on your network design
    *  Wave ‘2.0’ adoption lessons and roadmaps
    *  Redefine the meaning of fast Wi-Fi with smoother onboarding, less downtime, and quicker ROI

    Click here to register >>

    Duration: 45 minutes with Q&A

    PLUS Qualified Attendees will Receive a FREE Aerohive AP with a HiveManager Online account –  valid for 3 years, with no obligation.
    Check the qualification criteria >>

    If you cannot attend the webinar, but would like to find out more – see our WLAN webpage:
    Or email: [email protected]. Call 01256 379970.


    Ruckus Launches Unleashed for Small Businesses

    Ruckus Unleashed™ Access Points Deliver Superior Performance, Lower Costs and Simplified Management; Designed for First-Class Guest Experience in Single-Site Deployments.

    Ruckus Wireless, Inc. has launched Ruckus Unleashed access points, based on a new controller-less Wi-Fi architecture that reduces ownership costs and delivers up to 50% higher Wi-Fi performance for small business environments.

    Separate controllers and access point licenses are no longer needed, significantly reducing upfront costs. Set-up is also easy, thanks to a simplified web interface that helps businesses configure Wi-Fi in just 60 seconds.

    Ruckus Unleashed is custom-designed to help small business owners grow their business, deliver an excellent customer experience and manage costs while supporting a variety of mobile devices with minimal IT staff.

    “Ruckus Unleashed access points level the playing field for local retailers, coffee shops, and restaurants, helping them to deliver a high-quality Wi-Fi experience for customers and employees with much lower total cost of ownership,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, Ruckus’ chief operating officer. “We’re excited to help small business owners make high-performance Wi-Fi affordable and simple to install and maintain.”

    Ruckus Unleashed is immediately available with two models of Ruckus access points – ZoneFlex™ R500 Unleashed and ZoneFlex R600 Unleashed access points. The Unleashed version of these access points are similar to the standard R500 and R600, meaning customers receive the controller at no additional cost.

    Each access point delivers industry-leading Wi-Fi performance at extended ranges for up to 512 simultaneously connected devices. Unleashed access points feature the Smart Wi-Fi technology that has made Ruckus so popular, including patented breakthroughs such as:

    *  BeamFlex™ Adaptive antenna technology;
    *  ChannelFly™ capacity-based adaptive channel selection;
    *  Zero-IT Activation™ automatic user-device configuration; and
    *  Dynamic PSK™ Wi-Fi security.

    Ruckus Unleashed access points deliver fast and reliable broadband Wi-Fi to engage visitors via their mobile devices and ensure easy guest access. An easy-to-use self-service interface provides business owners with insight on Wi-Fi usage, so they can easily optimize the Wi-Fi experience of employees and visitors without the need for dedicated IT staff. As needs grow, the business can easily plug and play more Wi-Fi access points – boosting performance without needing to re-configure the network.

    Unleashed access points have built-in controller capabilities similar to Ruckus’ ZoneDirector™ controller software, including user access controls, guest networking functions, advanced Wi-Fi security and traffic management. Ruckus Unleashed access points can manage up to 25 access points as part of a single-site network. As businesses grow to multiple sites, Ruckus offers an easy migration path to controller-based Wi-Fi, using the same Wi-Fi access points.

    “Smart devices are playing a critical role in influencing consumer decisions and behaviors,” said Nolan Greene, IDC Research Analyst, Network Infrastructure. “Wi-Fi connectivity has become an absolute requirement for customers and employees of small businesses, but business owners are often challenged to provide reliable, business-grade networks within a limited budget. A solution like Ruckus Unleashed access points can provide accessible enterprise-grade functionality to small and medium businesses.”

    Email [email protected] to find out how to easily deploy a high-performance network at an affordable price point.

    Tokenless 2FA Secures Vulnerable Public WiFi

    Guest Post: SecurEnvoy.

    WiFi has become a necessity of the digital age, and like everything, everyone loves it even more when it is free. Whether it’s used to access a presentation at a new client meeting, to host a video conference call, or edit and email important documents, public WiFi means nearly anywhere can become an office. Couple this with the fact that there are as many mobile devices on the planet as there are people, and businesses now have the most flexible and tech-saturated workforce in history.

    Recent studies have found that 37 per cent of office workers are regularly working remotely two or more days a week.

    Hotels, cafés, restaurants, trains and airlines allow visitors to remain online. Flexible working has put demands on employees to be connected to corporate systems for as long as possible – even 24/7. Yet these inviting and convenient free hotspots are plagued with vulnerabilities, leaving huge security implications for both users and businesses.

    The belief that employees aren’t capable of being trusted to remain secure at work is outdated and the days of scribbling passwords on Post-it notes are long gone. Yet there is still a need to educate when it comes to public WiFi and it remains one of many cyber threats to corporate systems and information.

    Most employees are now well aware of the dangers of bad password management and endpoint security, even if it is on a subconscious level, as they are used to undertaking their banking, shopping and multiple daily social interactions online. Problems arise when they simply don’t know how to remain secure when working and accessing company systems remotely or if they are not provided with an appropriate security method. By logging in to free WiFi networks – often mindlessly – employees are making information susceptible to yet another form of attack.

    The emergence of 2FA has allowed businesses to empower their staff when it comes to corporate security, and acts as an extra layer of protection.

    2FA requires not only a username and password, but also something that only the user has on them (i.e. a physical token) to generate a one-time passcode (OTP). With digital crime and internet fraud an increasing concern, such methods of authentication have become increasingly prevalent.

    However, whilst physical 2FA tokens can be easy to lose and expensive for companies to distribute and maintain, tokenless 2FA solutions just need an existing device, such as a phone or tablet, to provide employees with passcodes via e-mail, SMS or an app. In other words, workers don’t need to worry about carrying around an additional physical token; they can just make use of the devices they already have.

    Yet this is not just a convenience issue; this is a security one too. 2FA doesn’t necessarily guarantee bullet-proof security as any manufacturer that creates cryptographic keys, also known as a seed records, must trust that their copy of the keys can’t be accessed by hackers. This is why a zero knowledge foundation is important, as it makes it impossible for malware on a smartphone to capture the seed records because they are split into two parts: one created on the client server and one generated using characteristics of the mobile device.

    With the steep growth of remote working and online communication becoming a necessity, using public WiFi is sometimes a temptation employees can’t ignore, however by using tokenless 2FA employees are equipped with a consistent authentication method to remain protected against cybercrime, so that sensitive corporate information is no longer put at risk.

    Read more about tokenless 2FA >>

    Aerohive Webinar: Fast WiFi — Measuring More Than Gbps

    802.11ac is propelling WiFi beyond the Gigabit barrier, and ensuring that organizations have sufficient bandwidth to cope with the tidal wave of corporate, personal, guest, and IoT devices flooding onto the network.

    In 2015, speed is important, but organizations are starting to measure performance of Wi-Fi solutions from a different point of view.

    Join this webinar to learn how to evaluate and measure the success of your mobile users, devices, applications and organization.

    Join this webinar to learn:

    *  How to quickly onboard BYOD, guest and IoT devices
    *  How to prepare a redundant infrastructure, and quickly recover from issues
    *  Utilizing the cloud for rapid deployment, visibility and support

    The webinar is for IT professionals looking to learn, implement or expand wireless networks in their organization.

    Webinar details:

    • Date: Thursday 9 July 2015
    • Time: 11:00  BST
    • Duration: 45 minutes with Q&A


    * Free (802.11ac) Access Point offer:
    Qualified attendees will receive a Free Access Point as per the qualification criteria available on the registration page.