New Cisco Solution Supports Secure Teleworking

  • Cisco
  • Telepresence
  • Wireless
SAN JOSE, CA – To help extend corporate wireless networks to home teleworkers, Cisco announced new wireless hardware and software solutions. The new devices, which will be available in May, include control, management and security infrastructure.

Cisco's OfficeExtend solution includes access points and a line of wireless controllers that offer high-performance wireless connectivity. It includes the industry's first dual-band 802.11n access point specifically designed for teleworkers. No intervention is required from end users; enterprise IT professionals can remotely manage the home access points alongside the corporate infrastructure.

The wireless controllers are designed to support deployments of increasing scale and sophistication across any home or office environment. The Catalyst 6500 Series Wireless Service Module supports up to 500 corporate and teleworking access points and can be scaled to support the increasing number of mobile devices running rich-media applications, such as telepresence, voice and virtual desktops.

The access points incorporate an 802.11n dual-radio design that supports both 2.4 and 5 GHz radio bands, allowing access to the least congested and highest performance band available. By providing separate corporate and personal Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs), the access points segment private traffic from corporate traffic, allowing personal traffic, such as in the home, to be directed to the Internet rather than to corporate controllers. Other features include four integrated Ethernet ports for connecting IP phones, printers and other network devices in the home office to deliver a complete teleworking mobility solution.

For smaller networks, a version of the solution offers 802.11n service for up to 50 access points and 500 clients. An innovative delivery model gives customers two options for deploying controller functionality, either physically or online.

Ron Hutchins, chief technology officer of the Georgia Institute of Technology, comments, "Migrating to the second generation wireless service module will allow us to effectively scale our wireless system to meet the demands of students and faculty. Wireless has become the preferred network connection method and, therefore, has become a critical service for us. Moving to the next-generation service module allows us to protect our existing investment and be ready for ever increasing wireless networking demands."

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