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Cloud Managed Secure Wi-Fi
Dr. Pravin Bhagwat
CTO, AirTight Networks

© 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.
Enabling Today’s Distributed Enterprise

Wi-Fi’s Impact
 Reduced costs
 Mobile workforce
 Agility and productivity
 Ne...
Challenges in Distributed Wi-Fi
 Geographically distributed locations
 Large scale operation
 Lack of IT staff

 Cost ...
Traditional Enterprise WLAN Deployments

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Multi-tiered architecture
Feature based licensing
Basic WIDS “bolt-o...
Comparison of Wi-Fi Deployment of Architectures

Controller based

Cloud managed

Complex
High cost
Not scalable
Difficult...
AirTight Cloud – Salient Features

SSAE-16 Certified
Data Centers

Massively Scalable, Multi-Tenant
Elastic Cloud Architec...
AirTight Cloud Footprint
Fully virtualized, running on VMware ESXi hypervisor

© 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights r...
Intelligent Edge, Controller-less WLAN Architecture
Intelligence built into every AirTight AP
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Plug-and-play zero touc...
WIPS Architectures

 Integrated
• APs repurposed as sensors
• Background scanning and minimal protection
• Cannot co-exis...
AT-C60: Industry’s Most Flexible Wi-Fi Platform
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Software-defined, band-unlocked radios
– an industry first

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Concurre...
AirTight Cloud Secure Wi-Fi Benefits
Distributed Wi-Fi
Challenges
Remote/distributed/SMB
locations

Minimal or no IT staff...
Thank You!

Cloud Managed Secure Wi-Fi Solutions

www.airtightnetworks.com
info@airtightnetworks.com
@AirTight
+1 877 424 ...
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  1. 1. Cloud Managed Secure Wi-Fi Dr. Pravin Bhagwat CTO, AirTight Networks © 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Enabling Today’s Distributed Enterprise Wi-Fi’s Impact  Reduced costs  Mobile workforce  Agility and productivity  New business opportunities © 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. 2
  3. 3. Challenges in Distributed Wi-Fi  Geographically distributed locations  Large scale operation  Lack of IT staff  Cost concerns  Security and compliance © 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. Traditional Enterprise WLAN Deployments       Multi-tiered architecture Feature based licensing Basic WIDS “bolt-on” Dedicated IT resources Extensive training On-going/on-site support © 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Comparison of Wi-Fi Deployment of Architectures Controller based Cloud managed Complex High cost Not scalable Difficult to manage © 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Simple Lower cost Infinitely scalable Easy to manage 5
  6. 6. AirTight Cloud – Salient Features SSAE-16 Certified Data Centers Massively Scalable, Multi-Tenant Elastic Cloud Architecture Drop-Ship, Plug-n-Play Deployment Built-in High Availability & Fault-Tolerance Single Console Centralized Management Location-based Administration © 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. 6
  7. 7. AirTight Cloud Footprint Fully virtualized, running on VMware ESXi hypervisor © 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. 7
  8. 8. Intelligent Edge, Controller-less WLAN Architecture Intelligence built into every AirTight AP   Plug-and-play zero touch deployment Data switching and control at the edge including segregation of corporate and guest networks Per SSID bandwidth and security controls     Stateful firewall; DNS-based content filtering Secure BYOD onboarding QoS for real-time applications, e.g., VoIP Admission control and traffic shaping No dependence on a central controller – local or in the cloud   No choke point or single point of failure Fault-tolerant stand-alone AP operation with no loss of functionality © 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. 8
  9. 9. WIPS Architectures  Integrated • APs repurposed as sensors • Background scanning and minimal protection • Cannot co-exist with time-sensitive apps, e.g., VoIP 2.4 5 GHZ GHz Wi-Fi AP with background scanning  Overlay • Dedicated sensors on top of existing WLAN • 24/7 monitoring and protection 2.4 5 2.4 5 GHZ GHz GHZ GHz Wi-Fi AP WIPS Sensor  Combo • APs repurposed as sensors • 24/7 monitoring and protection • Able to support all types of apps, including VoIP © 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. 2.4 / 5 2.4 + 5 GHZ GHZ Wi-Fi AP with Concurrent WIPS sensor 9
  10. 10. AT-C60: Industry’s Most Flexible Wi-Fi Platform  Software-defined, band-unlocked radios – an industry first  Concurrent Wi-Fi access and 24/7 WIPS – an industry first © 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. 10
  11. 11. AirTight Cloud Secure Wi-Fi Benefits Distributed Wi-Fi Challenges Remote/distributed/SMB locations Minimal or no IT staff at remote sites Limited IT budget AirTight Cloud Wi-Fi Benefits Hassle Free Deployment • Controller-less architecture • Plug-n-play deployment • Centralized control Ease of Use • Designed for little or no IT support • Single portal administration • Location-based policies Low Cost • Pay-as-you-go OpEx model • No capital expenditures • Support and maintenance included • Security/Compliance Strong Security • • • Top-ranked WIPS technology Includes security and compliance Blocks rogues while providing access Blocks access to unauthorized devices © 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. 11
  12. 12. Thank You! Cloud Managed Secure Wi-Fi Solutions www.airtightnetworks.com info@airtightnetworks.com @AirTight +1 877 424 7844 © 2013 AirTight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. 12

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