Netgear to launch wireless management solutions for SMBs and schools

Netgear is to introduce a family of wireless management solutions to meet the demands of small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) and schools.

Launched under the ProSafe brand, it will consist of three products: the ProSafe 5-AP Wireless Management Software WMS105; ProSafe 16-AP Wireless Management System WMS5316l; and ProSafe 20-AP Wireless Controller WC7520.

The company said that this family of products will enable growing businesses to manage their wireless network from one place, with a clear upgrade path as the business grows and its needs change.

The products aim to deliver enterprise-class connectivity and secure wireless LAN functionality, and offer the ability to configure, control and manage seven different access points, ranging from SOHO-class IEEE 802.11g APs to professional-calibre dual-band IEEE 802.11n.

Laurent Masia, product line manager for managed infrastructure products at Netgear, said: “Most wireless networking vendors offer either expensive solutions designed for the Fortune 500 or single AP solutions – neither of which is suitable for a growing business.

“The management of wireless networks has been identified as a top priority for growing businesses, and Netgear has responded to this request with leading price/performance solutions.”

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