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Budget-Friendly and Secure WLAN Options for Retail

Retail organizations face a number of complex challenges. Geographically distributed sites all require connectivity for mission-critical applications, yet small sites often do not have dedicated IT staff, let alone WLAN experts. New interactive displays and hot spot offerings require guest access for shoppers that are easy to use and distinctly separate from corporate networks. Meanwhile, security mandates – particularly the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (known as PCI DSS) – are among the strictest in any industry. The distributed, scalable Aerohive architecture is optimized for fully centralized, efficient operations and management in these organizations, while features like Private Pre-Shared Key (PSK) enable simple, secure guest access.

Features and Benefits

Features Benefits
Centralized Management (across multiple sites from a single console or online service)
  • Offers easy-to-use management for streamlining operations and reducing opex (operating expenses)
  • Enables management in central locations, simplifying operation in distributed sites
  • Provides easy access to PCI reports
Fast, Secure Roaming and Identity-based Security (enforced in every access point as a user connects)
  • Enhances security above and beyond 802.11's inherent authentication and over-the-air encryption including firewall, WIPS, VPN, RADIUS, and Active Directory support
Secure Guest Access with Integrated Captive Web Portal
  • Provides easy-to-deploy guest access
  • Offers multiple methods to ensure acceptable use or guest authentication
  • Provides protection against intrusions by temporary users
Mesh Technology for AP-to-AP Direct Communications
  • Ensures highest levels of network availability and resiliency, as network "self heals" around any failure points
  • Eliminates need to cable APs to switches in difficult-to-wire locations
Simple Pricing Model and No Feature Licensing
  • Grows with your needs (linear cost curve as you grow)
  • Eliminates budget "surprises" as you need additional features for new applications (i.e. QoS, VPN, mesh)
Fully Distributed Processing, Data Forwarding, and Control Architecture
  • Reduces capex (capital expenditures) because no controller purchases are required
  • Results in higher network performance and uptime – no controller bottlenecks and no dependence on a vulnerable WAN connection to a remote controller
  • Improves budget control with the ability to "pay as you grow"