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Enterprise WLAN made simple – by T-Systems

May 29, 2017

  • Fully managed WLAN service offering: simple, flexible, and secure
  • Access points automatically download configuration data from a private cloud for plug-and-play installation
  • Less hardware, less effort: no need for WLAN controllers

WLAN for businesses with plug-and-play installation via a private cloud

T-Systems is to provide an enterprise-class WLAN infrastructure offering that reduces hardware requirements and supports plug-and-play installation of access points. This will enable far faster, more cost-effective implementation and expansion of WLAN networks. T-Systems will deliver the new service in association with US-based networking equipment specialist Aerohive.
Configuration and network management are performed via a T-Systems private cloud. If a customer requires additional WLAN access points, these are supplied by T-Systems and can simply be “plugged into” the existing LAN. The predefined, customer-specific configuration is automatically downloaded to the devices from the private cloud. Data is transmitted in encrypted form over the Internet through a tunnel, or via the corporate virtual private network. There is no need for skilled IT professionals to be present on-site – and there is no longer a danger of manual WLAN configuration errors.
T-Systems is responsible for network operation and maintenance – 24/7. Conventional infrastructures feature hardware WLAN controllers that can only serve a limited number of access points. The new solution from T-Systems does not require this type of device, saving time and money, and raising flexibility.
The Net-based LAN services comprise unlimited upward scalability.  It is therefore suitable for organizations of any size looking to roll out WLANs quickly and easily. The solution will soon be available throughout the EU.
T-Systems stores and processes the data for the cloud-based WiFi offering in German data centers in accordance with the country’s robust data protection standards. Moreover, only configuration and monitoring data is transmitted between customer sites and the private cloud; T-Systems does not have access to user data or communications.