New WiFi Network Rules: Designing for Performance, Security and Scalability
Organizations are increasingly pursuing a wireless-first local area networking strategy to connect both mobile and traditionally wired devices--resulting in a dramatic increase in business productivity by untethering employees and devices while reducing the costs associated with wired cabling changes.
The swift shift to wireless is also turning longstanding network design rules inside out. While historically, 80 percent of an organization’s LAN ports were dedicated for wired users with only 20 percent allocated to wireless, soon, it is predicted, 80 percent of LAN switch ports will serve wireless users.1 And, within four years, 66 percent of all IP traffic will be wireless.2
Read this white paper to gain insight into the latest trends in WiFi networking, including the rise of 802.11ac, BYOD, the Internet of Things, and managed WiFi solutions. Learn the steps businesses are taking to ensure their WiFi networks offer the performance, manageability, scalability, and security needed to drive business success.
1 Network Barometer Report 2015,” Dimension Data
2 Cisco Visual Networking Index, May 2015
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