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Consolidating LAN and WLAN Tools Simplifies Operations While Saving Time and Money

Published: 23 October 2014

ID: G00264443

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman , Christian Canales , Andrew Lerner


Eliminating separate access layer (LAN and WLAN) tools by consolidating duplicate functionality allows network planners to provide a single set of policies while saving money on wired and wireless network management, guest access and security implementations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Eliminate Duplicate Access Layer Tool Expenditures for Governing Wired and Wireless Solutions
  • Require Multivendor Support for Campus/Access Layer Network Management, Guest Access and Policy Enforcement Tools to Reduce Expenses and Provide a Migration Path for Existing Installed Components

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