Top WLAN gear
The invitations we sent to 18 vendors included qualification criteria: centralized configuration management; support for 802.11a, 802.11b, WPA and 802.11i (but not necessarily WPA2 certified); rogue AP detection capabilities; high-availability options; radio resource management; and traffic prioritization via WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) or some other mechanism. We knew few products would meet all these prerequisites, but to our surprise, only four vendors--Airespace, Aruba, Cisco and Trapeze--have products that met our qualifications and agreed to put their gear where their marketing mouths are. Not surprisingly, most experts consider these four vendors the technology leaders in the enterprise WLAN market.
By Frank Bulk at Network Computing.
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