Fresh solutions for BYOD policies from Extreme Networks and Fiberlink

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Extreme Networks has announced a new range of products for organisations aiming to tackle mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies.

Extreme Networks has announced a new range of products for organisations aiming to tackle mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies.

According to the company, its Intelligent Mobile Edge solution now includes a new family of fixed edge switches (the Summit X440 series), an 802.11n WLAN portfolio, a converged wireless data plane (via Motorola) and identity management over both wired and wireless networks, enabled by ExtremeXOS and Ridgeline 3.1 Manager.

It claimed that the solution mobilises business networks with a single converged data plane for wired and wireless networks. The solution includes finer-grain access controls, improved security and easier device management. 

David Ginsburg, chief marketing officer at Extreme Networks, said: “Organisations are allowing their employees to access the enterprise via personal devices at a rapidly increasing rate.

“This trend has put enterprise mobility on the fast track, yet IT departments are still grappling with how to cope. With Extreme Networks Intelligent Mobile Edge Solution, we offer the leading breadth of features, critical wireless integration and uncompromised performance, enabling campuses to drive cost savings.”

Extreme Networks' ten-model family of Summit X440 switches includes port density (offering 8, 12, 24 and 48 ports in 1RU) and extends the intelligence and resiliency of the ExtremeXOS network operating system to the converged edge, enabling fine-grained quality of service, ‘mix and match' stacking for streamlined switch management and identity awareness.

Also launched this week is a BYOD privacy settings feature inside Fiberlink's MaaS360 mobile device management and application management solutions.

According to the company, this is an effective way for IT to block personally identifiable information from being collected on smartphones and tablets as administrators select which privacy settings they wish to implement; it said this offers a simple policy to prevent viewing of personal information on smartphones and tablets, while restricting administrators from seeing installed personal applications outside of the corporate app catalogue.

Jim Szafranski, senior vice-president of products at Fiberlink, said: “MaaS360 provides the ability to easily and confidently separate private lives from working lives. MaaS360 continues to innovate in areas for both IT and employees, making mobile working and personal choice safe and efficient for everyone.”

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