Mobility has transformed how and when people work, and the benefits of this transformation, working anywhere, anytime have been well praised. People spend more time than ever on their mobile devices to stay connected with their professional and personal lives. As mobility becomes commonplace, enterprises like yours are finding that having the latest high‑performance wireless LANs (WLANs) is essential to supporting your workers’ hyper‑connected habits.
This white paper explores the changing requirements for campus networks, driven by mobility and the bring your own device (BYOD) movement, as well as the increasing adoption of rich-media applications balanced against ongoing IT resource constraints. Like many other IT organizations, you may be faced with the new urgency to re-examine your strategies for providing wired and wireless LAN access. By unifying the wired and wireless access layers, you gain a new ability to meet the exploding demand for connectivity in a way that is sustainable, secure, and manageable. We will show you how you can more effectively enforce security and manage the network as a cohesive whole, rather than separate parts, by integrating the wired and wireless network at the edge.
The experts agree. “Limited IT resources, increased mobility, and reduced IT budgets are providing catalysts for the buying behavior at the edge of the network,” observes Gartner. “Gartner is seeing the emergence of a unified access layer that provides wired and wireless connectivity. It must also provide consolidation of network tools while reducing the complexity of the network application services needed to provision, manage, authenticate, and even locate end users across one or multiple facilities.”