We had a customer a few months ago that starting telling us their internet connection was really slow all of a sudden. Long story short they had put in a new Wifi and employees and customers were on it on their personal devices eating up all the bandwidth. What to do? The old solution was to just turn off the wifi or buy a really expensive wifi solution that allows you to see what everyone does.
Oxford has a new solution for you. We have very affordabel managed WiFi routers that will mount anywhere in the office and provide every kind of report you can imagine and also allow you to decide how much bandwidth any of the wifi networks get. It provides daily/weekly/monthly reports on usage to let you manage the WiFi and bring some order to the network again.
What are these devices? They are by a company called Meraki and give you full control of your WiFi thru a cloud based app.
Centrally Managed from the Cloud
Cisco Meraki provides powerful and intuitive centralized management without the cost and complexity of traditional wireless controller hardware.
Seamlessly manage campus-wide WiFi deployments and distributed multi-site networks with zero-touch AP provisioning, network-wide visibility and control, cloud-based RF optimization, seamless firmware updates and more – without training or dedicated staff.
- Triple-stream 802.11n
- Triple-stream 802.11ac
High Capacity 802.11ac & 802.11n for Dense Environments
Cisco Meraki APs are built on enterprise-class 802.11ac & 802.11n chipsets, with custom designed antennas, extra CPU and memory resources, and hardware accelerated encryption. This hardware platform, combined with performance features including band steering and voice and video optimization, provides consistent, reliable performance even in crowded auditoriums with over 100 users per access point.
Built-In Enterprise Security and Guest Access
Cisco Meraki provides out of the box security that meets the needs for the Fortune 500, yet is easily configured by an IT generalist. Built-in guest access provides Internet access while protecting your LAN from viruses, malicious actors, and unauthorized access. Active Directory integration, network segregation, and firewall rules can be configured in minutes. Advanced features include:
- Application-aware (Layer 7) stateful firewall
- Identity-based group policies
- Air Marshal: real-time WIPS with forensics
- Built-in NAC with antivirus scanning
- Two-factor authentication
Block Netflix, Accelerate VoIP and Secure the CEO’s iPad
Cisco Meraki is designed for modern, mixed use networks that support mobile devices and web-based applications. Integrated Layer 7 device fingerprinting, traffic shaping, and application firewall services provide complete visibility and control of the devices, users, and applications on your network, while powerful yet easy to configure access policies maintain security and compliance.
Control Clients with Mobile Device Management and a Client Aware Firewall
Pushes policies and applications to the devices on your network, enforcing security best practices, installing updates, and troubleshooting client issues. Configure rich policies with a device-aware firewall, assigning bandwidth controls, VLANs, and firewall rules specifically to iPads, Androids, and other mobile clients. Meraki provides the tools for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) networks and mobility-centric organizations.