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Xirrus Strengthens its Portfolio of Wireless Solutions

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January 23, 2013

Xirrus Strengthens its Portfolio of Wireless Solutions

By Rahul Arora
TMCnet Contributor


Xirrus, a company that provides wireless networks, announced that its portfolio of wireless solutions has been strengthened thanks to Xirrus XR-520, Xirrus Management System (XMS) and Xirrus Activation Server.

The company launched Xirrus XR-520, an important addition to the XR modular Array family in a low-cost, 2-radio AP option for smaller office spaces, class rooms, hotel guest rooms and hospital patient rooms. XMS and Xirrus Activation Server are services that enable zero-touch provisioning and deployment of a Xirrus wireless network.

"Wi-Fi is very important to Washington Public Schools," said Todd Moats, Network Administrator. "Xirrus has the broadest set of solutions we have seen in the industry, and the XR-520 provides the flexibility to meet all our needs. The XR-520 is an extremely cost-effective solution for providing Wi-Fi access in portable classrooms, and the built-in Application Control ensures that we can keep our students focused on the task at hand, instead of wasting network time on non-learning-associated material."

XR-520 supports an onboard controller with a dual core network processor to deliver the performance needed to operate advanced services directly at the network edge. It supports complete application-level recognition and policy enforcement, an industry first in a wireless AP. The solution features Application Control that provides rich information about applications accessing the network. This enables Xirrus Wireless Arrays to prioritize critical applications, restrict usage of bandwidth-heavy applications and block restricted applications from the network. Xirrus also launched XMS 6.4, which provides users with a cloud-based option for managing a Xirrus wireless network, in addition to existing on-premise deployment versions.

"Enterprise wireless continues to see rapid growth while evolving rapidly -- it is becoming harder to look out and project how network requirements will change given the surge of new mobile applications, devices and users," said Rohit Mehra, vice president of network infrastructure, IDC (News - Alert). "Xirrus' broadening of its wireless AP portfolio, addition of a cloud management platform, as well as application visibility and control capabilities will provide customers a range of compelling solutions that address emerging requirements with scalability."

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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