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Mobility Newsletter November 2013

  1. 1. Mobility Newsletter Switzerland Edition November 2013 Dear Customers, Cisco Swiss Borderless team would like to update you on the latest Mobility product family information that happened over the last 4 months. Please let us know if you have any question related to the information provided below. Best regards What is this Newsletter about ? This is the 3rd Mobility interest newsletter. The Cisco Swiss Borderless team consolidates announcements and technology updates into this condensed newsletter. It’s manually composed, so it contains only the information required for your benefits. Pass this newsletter to your colleagues and inform us by mail to so we can add them to the mailing list. If you would like to unsubscribe, just drop a mail. Most of the links given require a CCO login (some with partners rights). New Product introduction Introducing Cisco Aironet 3700 802.11ac Indoor Series Access Point The Cisco Aironet 3700 Series is designed for high-density network environments that use mission-critical, highperformance applications. The Aironet 3700 Series incorporates the High-Density Experience by using an innovative chipset with the best-in-class RF architecture. The Aironet 3700 Series provides three times the performance of current 802.11n based Wi-Fi at a greater distance. The industry’s first access point with an integrated 802.11ac Wave 1 radio supporting 4x4 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) with three spatial streams offers: • Three times the performance of current 802.11n-based Wi-Fi at a greater distance     • Optimized access point roaming: Faster attach and release • Cisco CleanAir® with enhanced support for 80-GHz channel support • Updated ClientLink 3.0 with support for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac • Device battery life savings • Cross-access point noise reduction • Enhanced location accuracy • Modular design that supports other modules, such as wireless security, Cisco 3G Small Cell, or future technology such as an 802.11ac Wave 2 module • The 3700i model has integrated antennas for typical office deployments The 3700e model is for RF-challenging indoor environments and requires external dual-band antennas. (For more information about antennas, visit: Antenna Product Portfolio for Cisco Aironet 802.11n Access Points).
  2. 2. Details on the early orderability: Early or limited Orderability has been enabled for this product, but all orders will go to New-Product-Hold (NPH). Orders will be released from NPH by Product Management, if • Ship sets of no more than 250 units • Set the Partial Ship Flag ON First Customer Shipment (FCS) is expected to happen in December 2013. This product will require new SW-Versions on WLAN-Controllers (SW-Release 7.6), which will become availabe at the time of product-shippment. For Site-Surveys only, there will also be an autonomous IOS available at the same time. Available Models: • Cisco Aironet 3700i Access Point: Indoor environments, with internal antennas • Cisco Aironet 3700e Access Point: Indoor, challenging environments, with external antennas • Cisco Aironet 3700p Access Point: high-density environments, with narrow-beamwidth, high-gain, antennas Aironet 3700 Series Access Point Datasheet Short overview 3600 vs 3700: Cisco Aironet 802.11ac Indoor Access Points 3600 Series 3700 Series Product Image Max Data Rate Radios RF Design (MIMO:SS) Power Draw Client Count Beamforming Beamforming Client Count Spectrum Intelligence RRM Modules List Price (Integrated Ant.) 450 Mbps 1.3 Gbps – 11ac Module Dual Radio, 2.4 and 5 GHz 4x4:3 – Integrated Radios 3x3:3 – 11ac Module 4x4:3 + 3x3:3 = 802.3at 5 GHz only = 802.3af 200 - per integrated radio 50 – 11ac Module ClientLink 2.0 a/g/n - AP ECBF with 11ac – Module 128 - per integrated radio 7 – 11ac Module Clean Air Yes WSSI 802.11ac Wave 1 3G Small Cell 802.11ac Wave 2 $1495 – AP $500 – 11ac Module   Introducing Cisco Aironet 1532 Outdoor Series Access Point 1.3 Gbps Dual Radio, 2.4 and 5 GHz 4x4:3 4x4:3 = 802.3at 3x3:3 = 802.3af 200 - per integrated radio ClientLink 3.0 a/g/n/ac and ECBF with 11ac 128 - per integrated radio Clean Air Yes WSSI 3G Small Cell 802.11ac Wave 2 $1495
  3. 3.   Cisco Aironet® 1530 Series Outdoor Access Points incorporate a low-profile design that is esthetically pleasing, yet they can withstand the most rugged outdoor conditions. Compact Outdoor Wireless: • Most compact carrier-grade outdoor access point/mesh/bridge: 186 cubic in (3.0 liter), 5 lb (2.3 kg) • 2.4- and 5-GHz radios (802.11b/g/n, 802.11a/n) • 802.11n range and performance with MIMO technology • Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 WAN and LAN ports • Controller-based or autonomous operation • Powered via PoE or separate DC input • P67 enclosure with operating temperature range of -22°to 149°F (-30°to +65°C) Cisco Aironet 1530I • Integrated antennas • 2.4 GHz: 3x3 MIMO, 3 spatial streams • 5 GHz: 2x3 MIMO, 2 spatial streams • Ultra low profile Cisco Aironet 1530E • External antennas • 2.4 and 5 GHz: 2x2 MIMO, 2 spatial streams • Supports dual-band or single-band antennas • Versatile RF coverage with external antennas The Cisco Aironet 1530 Series Outdoor Access Points offer a flexible, highly secure, and scalable platform that is part of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network and the Cisco Service Provider Wi-Fi solution. The Cisco Aironet 1530 Series provides high-performance device access through improved radio sensitivity and range with 802.11a/b/g/n multipleinput multiple-output (MIMO) technology, with two or three spatial streams and up to 300-Mbps data rates. Carriergrade design allows service providers to take advantage of Wi-Fi for next-generation mobile data offloads. The Aironet 1530 Series can be deployed in the following configurations: • Access point: Either in controller-based or standalone operation, provides Wi-Fi connectivity concurrently to clients on both 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radios. • Mesh network: as dedicated backhaul or universal access, the 5-GHz radio is used for wireless network connections to adjacent mesh nodes. • Bridging: Provides point-to-point, high-capacity data links, as well as point-to-multipoint bridging for campuses. • Workgroup bridge: Enables LAN mobility, such as on a vehicle. • Serial backhaul: Extends linear mesh with two colocated Aironet 1530 Series access points connected via the LAN port. Details about the partial orderability: Orderability has been enabled for the model with integrated Antennas – First Customer Shipment (FCS) is being expected for November 2013. The model with external Antennas is expected to become orderable in December 2013 and being shipped in January 2014. To operate the Aironet 1530 Series AccessPoints with WLAN-Controllers a new Software-Releases (7.6) is required and will be available at shipment of the product. Aironet 1532 Series Access Point Datasheet Meraki
  4. 4. Introducing Meraki MR34 802.11ac Indoor Series Access Point Hardware features: • 3 radios: 2.4 and 5 GHz, dual-band WIDS/WIPS • 3-stream 802.11ac and 802.11n, up to 1.75 Gbps • Gigabit Ethernet port • PoE: Full functionality under 802.3at (compatible with 802.3af) • AC adapter available RF optimization: • Dual-concurrent, 3-stream MIMO radios • Radios optimized for rate-vs-range performance • Third radio dedicated to security and RF management • Built-in real-time RF spectrum view Enterprise security: • 802.1X and native Active Directory integration • Air Marshal: real-time WIPS with forensics • Stateful Layer 3-7 firewall • Identity-based group policies • Built-in antivirus scan (NAC) Presence location  analytics: • Measure visitor capture rate, visit length, and repeat visit rate • Measure visitor trends over time and compare performance across locations Layer 7 traffic shaping: • Classifies hundreds of applications • Create per-application bandwidth limits • Prioritize productivity apps • Restrict or block recreational traffic Cloud management: • Network-wide visibility and control • Self-provisioning for rapid deployment • Automatic reporting • Seamless firmware updates Meraki MR34 Indoor Access Point Datasheet New Software releases Cisco IOS XE Release 3.3.0 SE for Cisco 5760 Wireless LAN Controller New and Enhanced GUI Features: In the earlier releases, the controller web user interface is accessed by entering http://ipaddress (the ipaddress is the controller IP address) in the browser. Now, you can enter http://ipaddress/wireless in the browser, which will also allow you to access the web user interface. The controller web user interface is enhanced to support the following: • Admin Users • NMP System Summary • Management Port
  5. 5. • Wireless Management • RF Mobility and Country code • Mobility configuration • WLANs • 802.11 Configuration • Set Time The Monitor tab: • Displays summary details of controller, clients, and access points. • Displays all radio and AP join statistics. • Displays air quality on access points. • Displays list of all Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) neighbors on all interfaces and the CDP traffic information. • Displays all rogue access points based on their classification—friendly, malicious, ad hoc, classified, and unclassified. The Configuration tab: • Enables you to configure the controller for all initial operation using the web Configuration Wizard. Configuration wizard allows you to configure user details, management interface, and so on. • Enables you to configure the system, internal DHCP server, management, and mobility management parameters. • Enables you to configure controller, WLAN, and radios. • Enables you to configure and set security policies on your controller. • Enables you to access the controller operating system software management commands. Enhanced Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Support: When supporting personal devices on a corporate network, you must protect network services and enterprise data by authenticating and authorizing users and their devices. A Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) Advanced License provides the tools that you need to allow employees to securely use personal devices on a corporate network. • Device Profiling—When a client device tries to associate with a WLAN, the controller collects information related to DHCP, RADIUS, HTTP, and so on and sends that information in the form of RADIUS packets to the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE). As a result, the client type can be determined. • Single SSID and Dual SSID support—In the single SSID scenario, one SSID is used for certificate enrollment, provisioning, and network access. In the dual SSID scenario, one SSID provides certificate enrollment and provisioning and a second SSID provides secure network access. This certificate is used by the client to authenticate with the ISE EAPTLS protocols after it is provisioned in the first SSID (open). Fast SSID Changing: • Fast SSID changing allows wireless clients to move from one SSID to another without delay. Cisco IOS XE 3.3.0 SE Release Notes Prime Infrastructure news Cisco Prime Infrastructure Version 2.0 New Features included in version 2.0: • Extended Device Support and Scalability (Wired / Wireless) • Guided Workflow for Day1 Deployment • Plug and Play for Wired/Wireless Devices • Out-of-the-Box Best Practice Configuration for Optimized Deployment of Cisco Features and Technologies • Support for Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) Release 7.4 • Support for new hardware and software features introduced in WLC Release 7.4. This includes WLC 5760 controller, 3850 switch, virtual WLC platforms, AP 2600, AP 1550 with EPON interface, high availability with sub-second failover, Proxy Mobile IPv6, and other features. • Mobility Work Center—The Mobility Work Center displays all mobility domains configured in the managed network using Prime Infrastructure. • Enhanced API support and Out-of-the-Box scripts. • Support for End-of-Sale/End-of-Life Lifecycle Management reports for hardware, software and modules. • Simplified Usability, Troubleshooting and Remediation to Improve application, services and the end-user experience
  6. 6. • Application Services Health Dashboard Prime Infrastructure 2.0 Release Notes For more information on Prime Infrastructure: ISE Now Available: Identity Service Engine release 1.2 ISE 1.2 features : ISE is an all-in-one enterprise policy control solution, securing access to wired, wireless and VPN networks With ISE, end-users and IT are more productive, which, ultimately, lowers IT operating costs. Among the many enhancements with ISE 1.2, we draw your attention to these five: 1. Broad partner eco-system that starts with MDM The ISE MDM Integration feature enables the network to automatically determine device compliance and can allow the user an option to enable or decline MDM. The MDM partner ecosystem is currently : Airwatch, Inc., Good Technology, MobileIron, Inc., Zenprise, Inc., SAP Afaria, FiberLink Maas360, Cisco Mobile Collaboration Management Services (MCMS) 2. Industry's first real-time profiling feed service Cisco’s new profiling feed service allows users to get on the network with the latest consumer devices-easy for users, easy for IT. Cisco live feed will ensure that you can recognize and onboard the latest consumer devices without requiring IT create a manual profile as soon as a new device is introduced commercially available. 3. Mobile and Desktop Browser Support for Guest and BYOD Support for both mobile and desktop on-boarding is now native to ISE. ISE dynamically identifies BYOD and Guest users devices and sends them easy to use on-boarding screens customized for their device. 4. Administrative Tasks Streamlined The new default Bootstrap wizards saves time and helps ensure the deployment is done right the first time. Just type in a username, device type, or mac address and ISE instantly delivers a list of all matching entities. ISE's new reporting service boasts a faster user interface, scheduled reports, and the 5000 record reporting limit has been lift so administrators can slice and dice data across any date range. 5. Double the Scale & Performance ISE 1.2 now supports a maximum of 250K endpoints per deployment with the ability to support more concurrent endpoints than the competition. Release notes : Release Notes for Cisco Identity Services Engine, Release 1.2 ISE 1.2 NFR Software. Cisco has announced its availability and of September, and it is now orderable on marketplace: The bundle provides partners with ISE and Services VMs they can leverage to configure a purpose built lab. The ISE image included with the NFR kit comes with a minimal configuration for simple insertion into a lab environment. There are 20 non-expiring base and advanced licenses and the image supports upgrades. The USB drive from Marketplace includes a configuration file that can be used to restore the base configuration and licenses. The Services image included with the NFR kit is a Linux VM that provides key ISE services such as NTP, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, and CA. The Linux VM is preconfigured, but can be customized to meet specific customer use cases or scenarios. Through this Cisco Partner Community post, Cisco made information available to stand up a pre-configured demo environment that highlights key ISE use cases. Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) Extended Special Pricing on Selected SKUs The special pricing on selected SKUs, which has been in effect since January 28, 2013, will be extended beyond the original end of July 27, 2013 indefinitely. Please note that prices may be changed at a future date subject to applicable requirements and notifications. New Cisco ISE Subscription Licenses New Cisco ISE Advanced, Wireless, & Wireless Upgrade subscription licenses are available on the GPL. This new subscription can be identified by the “S” included in the Product ID or SKU (e.g. L-ISE-ADV-S-100= , L-ISEW-S-100=, L-ISE-WU-S-100=) and are recommend for all ISE term license sales. The new subscription licenses are priced the same as the legacy ISE term licenses (no change in pricing), but do offer enhancements for renewal processing and support for co-term operations. The legacy ISE term licenses will be announced for EOS shortly. For more information on ISE Subscription Licenses please review the following documents - New Cisco ISE Subscription License Ordering & New Cisco ISE Subscription License Reference. Both documents are located on the Cisco ATP website: Unsubscribe to this newsletter by replying to © 1992-2013 Cisco, Inc. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions , Privacy Statement , Cookie Policy and Trademarks of Cisco.