Wireless LAN (WLAN) has long ceased to be a mere convenience in today’s fast-paced business environment; it is a necessity. As organizations embrace the proliferation of IoT devices and the convergence of Operational Technology (OT) with IT networks, the stakes are higher than ever. Building a robust, secure, and scalable network infrastructure is pivotal for a thriving business.
Enter the Lanner L-2510, a specialized network appliance designed to answer all the complex needs of a hybrid wired/wireless network in large-scale enterprises. Below, we dig into why the L-2510 should be your go-to choice for setting up a combined wired/wireless network controller platform.
Why is WLAN Important for Enterprises?
Before we delve into the specifics of the L-2510, it’s essential to understand why WLAN is critical for large-scale enterprises. WLAN affords employees the convenience and flexibility of a wireless network connection, extending the network’s reach to guests and contractors. As IoT devices become ubiquitous, managing them securely and efficiently becomes a top priority. WLAN serves as a cornerstone in this increasingly complex network ecosystem.
Core Requirements for a Combined Wired/Wireless Network
The first step in creating a combined wired/wireless network is understanding its requirements:
- SDN Architecture: Enables easy management and limits future hardware upgrade investment.
- High Reliability: Essential to prevent network service interruption.
- Authentication Standards: Must support communication protocols based on authentication standards like IEEE 802.1x, AAA.
- Advanced LAN Bypass: Ensures uninterrupted network traffic even if an in-line appliance is down.
- Scalability: Must have modular slots for Ethernet speeds and support Power over Ethernet (PoE) functions.
- Security: Necessary to offer Quick Assist Technology (QAT) for secure and encrypted network access.
The Lanner L-2510 Advantage
Virtualization and Scalability
Lanner’s L-2510 is a 1U 19” rackmount network appliance optimized for virtualization. Powered by Intel Atom CPUs (C3958, C3758, or C3558), the L-2510 offers up to 16 cores. It is a scalable solution that offers 10GbE interface for SFP+ and SR-IOV support, ensuring that your network can grow along with your business.
Security and Performance
Security is not an afterthought with the L-2510. The appliance features Intel AES-NI and Intel Quick Assist Technology (QAT), running at 20Gbps. QAT is particularly beneficial for off-loading crypto packets over 5G networks, optimizing network performance in IPSec or VPN environments.
Power and Convenience
The L-2510 also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), simplifying power delivery and enhancing deployment convenience. PoE is highly valuable for connecting devices such as wireless access points, IP cameras, and VoIP systems.
Lanner’s L-2510 is a comprehensive solution designed for enterprises seeking to build a resilient, secure, and scalable network infrastructure. From its robust virtualization features to its advanced security protocols, the L-2510 checks all the boxes.
As IoT endpoints proliferate and networks become more complex, a combined wired/wireless network isn’t just a good idea—it’s an imperative. The Lanner L-2510 provides the perfect foundation for realizing this vision, enabling your business to navigate the complexities of the modern digital landscape effectively.
Choose the L-2510 for your enterprise WLAN needs, and take the first step toward a future-proof, secure, and high-performing network infrastructure.