Extreme Networks introduces new cloud-managed universal Wi-Fi 7 Access Point

Solutions enable Zero Trust networking foundation, leverage AI to easily support more distributed users, applications and devices.

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Extreme Networks has introduced two new solutions designed to help highly distributed enterprise organisations create improved network connectivity, security and application performance. The AP5020 is a new Wi-Fi 7 Universal access point (AP) that operates on the 6 GHz spectrum and is designed to support high-bandwidth, latency-sensitive applications and IoT devices – creating a more effective way for enterprises to modernise and manage operations. The 4000 Series cloud-managed switches, the latest addition to Extreme’s Universal portfolio, offer faster setup time by eliminating nearly all manual configurations. Paired with ExtremeCloud™ Universal ZTNA, these offer automated onboarding, configuration and policy enforcement to strengthen security as organisations move to a Zero Trust architecture across their network.

Both the AP5020 and 4000 Series switches leverage AIOps (Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations) and machine learning features of the ExtremeCloud IQ cloud management platform to help proactively identify network issues and make recommendations that help reduce IT time to resolution.

Key Facts:

The AP5020: A Flexible, Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi 7 Access Point

• The AP5020 is built to support bandwidth-intensive, latency-sensitive applications and IoT devices, delivering improved user experiences and operational efficiency even in high-density environments.

• Built-in dual IoT radios deliver a lower total cost of ownership and remove complexity by supporting multiple IoT use cases simultaneously while elevating performance. Customers can now support multiple IoT devices such as sensors, electronic shelf labels, lighting or asset trackers across multiple IoT protocols from a single access point.

• The AP5020 also offers PoE failover to ensure continued connectivity for mission-critical use cases like healthcare, manufacturing and education environments.

• For added security, the AP offers a unique, dedicated 2x2 security sensor that can be paired with Extreme AirDefense for wireless intrusion prevention system capabilities. This combination gives customers unmatched flexibility, network security and wireless performance and integrates with ExtremeCloud Universal ZTNA.

The 4000 Series Switches: Simple Cloud-Managed Switching

• The new 4000 Series includes the 4120 and 4220 families and extends Extreme’s innovative Universal Switching portfolio. By leveraging ExtremeCloud solutions, the 4000 Series dramatically reduces the time it takes to deploy and manage new switches and includes features such as:

o Instant Stacking: automating setup via a single button across multiple switches;

o Instant Port, eliminating the need for manual port configuration; and

o Instant Secure Port, offering integrated authentication and policy enforcement through ExtremeCloud Universal ZTNA.

The Layer 2 Edge optimised 4120 is available in 24-port and 48-port models with 1/2.5 multi-gigabit and industry-leading 90W PoE support across all access ports, as well as 200Gb+ uplink capacity, making it an ideal wired and PoE power concentrator for high-density environments. The 4220 is a highly flexible enterprise Layer 2 wired edge solution and is available in 8, 12, 24 and 48-port models with gigabit and multi-gigabit (1/2.5/5Gb) access ports, up to 90W PoE and 4 x SFP+ uplink ports.

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