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HP Unified Wired and Wireless Access: What’s the advantage for your business?

Unified access layer for wired and wireless LAN with HP - Part 1


By Rebecca Humphress, HP Networking Global Product Marketing


The morning rush is on. Getting the kids up and ready for school, letting out the dogs and making yourself look presentable too. Between the morning chaos and traffic, you are running late for work and you are hosting an early morning video conference. And the worst part of being late? Having to walk to your office and dock your PC so you can get into the video bridge and it is 8:01.  We have all felt this pain at one time or another during our work week. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to start the video meeting from your phone or tablet as soon as you walk into the building—without having to wait until you reach your desk and then be late?  


rh1_1.pngToday, the workforce demands increased access to data through various mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones, According to Erickson, mobile data traffic will grow 10-fold between 2011 and 2016, mainly driven by video. Mobile devices will become a part of the way people want to work. That means your business will need to allow these devices on your networks in a safe and secure way, while allowing the device to seamlessly connect to the network as workers pass in and out of the office. In addition, applications and data are moving to cloud services as well as multimedia and SaaS and driving demand for high bandwidth/higher user density networks with increased capacity and throughput.


HP’s Unified Access Solution makes seamless and secure identity based access for wired and wireless devices a reality. At the same time, the solution empowers IT by simplifying the deployment and management of the converged wired/wireless access network with:


  • True single pane-of-glass management that delivers end-to-end network visibility, eases deployment and provides consistent, unified management of the entire networking portfolio and thousands of third-party devices.
  • Consistent QoS and identity based security and policy enforcement across the wired and wireless infrastructure
  • Unified network monitoring and troubleshooting (sFlow) for the unified wired/ wireless access layer
  • A simple self-registration portal with device profiling for easy onboarding of employee owned mobile devices.
  • A single family of high-performance dual-radio, three-spatial-stream access points offering near gigabit client access and an optimized architecture with distributed and centralized traffic handling ensures a seamless user experience across the campus and branch
  • Open standards-based implementation easing integration of third-party applications
  • Integrated controller blades for switching platforms including the HP 5400 and 8200 Switch Series offering benefits of unified hardware that include high availability, redundancy, one device to manage and a single management platform
  • Wired and Wireless IDS/IPS

With HP Unified Access, access to campus networks is unified to improve the user experience, strengthen security and simplify management. 


Join the unified access conversation—as our new blog series kicks off


Over the next few months, we will have a series of blogs talking about the feature, benefits, and real-life use cases of Unified Access and what it means to you.  Join us next time when we will address the Gartner Magic Quadrant and how HP unified wired and wireless aligns. Are you considering a unifying your wired and wireless access layer strategy?


>> Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the Wired & Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure: HP in Leaders Quadrant

>> Whitepaper - HP provides wired and wireless access

>> Coffee Coaching HP Networking Switch Overview



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HP Unified Access Solution helps you address your security, scalability, management and WLAN design challenges. Now through the end of the year, we’ll be discussing the hot topics, challenges, benefits, technologies and innovations related to unified access. Join us!


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