Enterprises wanting to deploy Wi-Fi networks can now incorporate the wireless infrastructure into its standard network infrastructure through a new offering from Cisco.
Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) says its Wireless LAN (local area network) Services Module incorporates into its Catalyst 6500 Series enterprise class switch. By adding the module, Cisco says the Catalyst “is the industry’s first enterprise-class switch capable of delivering large network scalability, performance, manageability, and proven security across the entire integrated wireless/wireline network without the added complexity and cost of a completely separate overlay wireless LAN.”
The port is designed to support up to 300 wireless access points and 6,000 users. Cisco says the Catalyst and new port also provide “the industry’s fastest, highly secure user roam times, allowing users to now move throughout the campus seamlessly even under high network utilization.”
Companies can integrate the Catalyst into its existing wireline infrastructure, Cisco says.