Extreme Networks RFS 6000 Wireless Services ControllerDiscontinued Replaced by: Extreme Networks WiNG NX 5500 Integrated Services Platform
Extreme Networks RFS 6000 Wireless Services Controller
WIRELESS SERVICES CONTROLLER AND VOICE COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM
The RFS 6000 Wireless Services Controller from Extreme Networks enables the wireless enterprise by offering an integrated WLAN communication platform that delivers secure and reliable voice, video and data applications. Designed on the innovative and modular Wi-NG operating system, the RFS 6000 provides wired and wireless networking services, multiple locationing technologies such as Wi-Fi and RFID*; resiliency via 3G wireless broadband backhaul; and high performance with 802.11n networks. The enterprise class RFS 6000 delivers the best in class performance, security, scalability and manageability required to meet the needs of demanding mission critical business applications.
COST-EFFECTIVE CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT & TROUBLESHOOTING
Based on Extreme Networks' landmark Wireless Next Generation (Wi-NG) operating system, the RFS 6000 provides the tools you need to simplify and minimize the costs associated with real-time management of mobility solutions. The Wi-NG architecture provides unified management of network hardware, software configuration, and network policies, complete with built-in process monitors and troubleshooting tools for all the Access Points that it administers policy configurations for.
RAISING THE BAR ON ENTERPRISE CLASS PERFORMANCE AND NETWORK RESILIENCY
The RFS 6000 offers a multicore, multithreaded Wi-NG architecture capable of supporting 2,000 to mobile devices and up to 256 802.11 a/b/g/n adaptive access points per switch/controller. The result is an architecture that is purpose-built to deliver high availability — and scalability. In addition, a user accessible ExpressCard™ Slot supports 3G broadband cards for a redundant wireless WAN backhaul connection, providing a truly self-sustainable wireless enterprise.
GAP-FREE SECURITY FOR THE WIRELESS ENTERPRISE
Comprehensive network security features keep wireless transmissions secure and provide compliance for HIPAA and PCI. The RFS 6000 provides gap-free security for the WLAN network, following a tiered approach to protect and secure data at every point in the network, wired or wireless. This complete solution includes a wired/wireless firewall, a built-in wireless intrusion protection system (IPS), an integrated IPSec VPN gateway, AAA Radius Server and secure guest access with a captive web portal, reducing the need to purchase and manage additional infrastructure. Additional security features include MACbased authentication, 802.11w* to secure management frames, NAC support, anomaly analysis and more.
ENABLING TOLL-QUALITY VOICE FOR THE WIRELESS ENTERPRISE
Support for VoWLAN provides cost-effective voice services throughout the wireless enterprise, enabling push-to-talk and more for employees inside the four walls as well as outside. The rich feature set provides granular control over the many wireless networking functions required to deliver high performance persistent clear connections with toll-quality voice. Quality of Service (QoS) ensures superior performance for voice and video services. WMM Admission Control, including TSPEC, SIP Call Admission Control, and 802.11k* radio resource management, ensures dedicated bandwidth for voice calls as well as better control over active voice calls for a variety of VoIP handsets.
ADAPTIVE AP FOR INCREASED NETWORK FLEXIBILITY — AND SITE SURVIVABILITY
The RFS 6000 simplifies and reduces the cost of extending mobility to remote and branch offices as well as telecommuters. Extreme Networks's Independent Mesh Access Points can be deployed at remote locations yet centrally managed in the Network Operations Center (NOC) through the RFS 6000 (single switch or a cluster for scalability). Remote Site Survivability (RSS) mesh access points deliver secure uninterrupted wireless service — providing unparalleled resiliency that survives a WAN link outage with the distributed intelligence of WiNG 5 that delivers controller-like services at the edge.
PUT YOUR RF ON AUTOPILOT
The WiNG architecture delivers SMART RF Management, which provides the dynamic RF tuning required for optimal network performance. This feature takes self-healing to the next level, dramatically reducing network monitoring IT costs by enabling the WLAN to intelligently adapt to the ever-changing RF environment. The ability to dynamically adjust the power and channels automatically eliminates the gaps in coverage that occur when an AP fails, or has a faulty antenna or there is a change in your environment — all without any physical intervention. And adjustments are completely transparent — there is no impact on voice calls and data sessions in progress — protecting the quality of service and the user experience to ensure user productivity.
MAXIMIZE BENEFITS — AND MINIMIZE COSTS
All the enterprise class services such as security, voice, performance and resiliency are built into the Wi-NG architecture — the innovative and modular operating system (OS) for the RFS 6000. The RFS6000 includes a full-function DHCP server, AAA Server, POE/L2 Switch, VPN gateway. Captive Portal for Guest Access and a Wired/Wireless Firewall as part of the base OS image - giving users a highly secure multi-function solution,, simplifying the network deployment and reducing opex and capex. These comprehensive services come at no additional cost and are packaged together to make mobility work — even better.
As an industry leader in mobility, Extreme Networks offers the experience gained from deploying mobility solutions all over the globe in many of the world’s largest enterprises. Leverage this expertise through Extreme Networks Enterprise Mobility Services, which provides the comprehensive support programs you need to deploy and maintain your RFS 6000 at peak performance. Extreme Networks recommends protecting your investment with ‘Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support’, a multi-year program that provides the next-business-day device replacement , technical software support and software downloads you need to keep your business running smoothly and productively. This service also includes ‘Comprehensive Coverage’, which covers normal wear and tear, as well as internal and external components damaged through accidental breakage — significantly reducing your unforeseen repair expenses.
* Available in WiNG 4 only currently
** Available in WiNG 5
- Wi-NG Operating System — delivering a unified voice, data and RF management platform
Improve business process flow with one platform for wireless voice, video, data and multiple RF technologies — such as RFID*, Wi-Fi (including 802.11n) and future 4G technologies; rich enterprise-class functionality includes seamless roaming across L2/L3 deployments, resilient failover capabilities, comprehensive security, toll-quality voice and other value-added services, such as secure guest access and multi-RF locationing*
- Role-based wired/ wireless firewall
Comprehensively secures and protects the wired and wireless network against attacks and unauthorized access at Layer 2 and Layer 3 with stateful inspection; ability to create identity and location-based policies provides granular control of network access
- Adaptive AP: extending the enterprise
Enables centralized management of adaptive access points at remote sites including automatic firmware upgrades; provides site survivability for remote locations with 802.11a/b/g/n networks for unparalleled resiliency with full WING 5 capabilities available at the edge of the network,even in site survivable mode
- SMART RF Management
Enables the WLAN to automatically and intelligently adapt to changes in the RF environment to eliminate unforeseen gaps in coverage
- Wireless Intrusion Prevention System
The built-in WIPS system provides defense against over-the-air attacks by leveraging the band-unlocked sensing capabilities of 802.11n APs
- Secure Guest Access (Hotspot)
Provides secure guest access for Wired*, and Wireless clients. built-in captive portal, customizable login/ welcome pages, URL redirection for user login, Usage based charging, Dynamic VLAN assignment of clients, DNS white list, GRE tunneling of traffic to central site*, API support* for interoperabilty with custom web portals, support for external authentication and billing systems
- Real Time Locationing System (RTLS)*
Provides rich locationing services to enable real-time enterprise asset-tracking through support for 802.11, RFID and third party locationing solutions — including industry leaders AeroScout, and Ekahau. Standards-based support for: EPC Global ALE interface for processing and filtering data from all active and passive tags; and EPC Global LLRP interface for passive RFID tag support
- Clustering and failover features
Supports multiple levels of redundancy and failover capabilities to ensure high availability networks; provides a single virtual IP* (per VLAN) for the cluster for use as default gateway by mobile devices/ wired infrastructure, onboard DHCP/AAA server synchronized failover; multiplatform license sharing enables deployment of cost-effective networks
- 3G Wireless for WAN Backhaul
Support for 3G wireless cards to backhaul WAN traffic for rapid deployments or as a secondary WAN when the primary WAN Link fails
- Enhanced End-to-End Quality of Service (QoS)
Enhances voice and video capabilities; prioritizes network traffic to minimize latency and provide optimal quality of experience; SIP Call Admission Control and Wi-Fi Multimedia Extensions (WMM-Power Save) enhances multimedia application support and improves battery life and capacity; network optimization through granular bandwidth contracts based on bandwidth utilization network load and number of users for different applications being used, in different locations; TSPEC Admission Control ensures ample bandwidth and a superior user experience for VoIP calls
- True mobility
Virtual AP provides better control of broadcast traffic and enables multiple mobile and wireless applications with quality of service when network is congested; Pre-emptive Roaming ensures Extreme Networks mobile devices roam before signal quality degrades; Power Save Protocol optimizes battery life