The convergence of technology, users and devices at the network edge, coupled with insatiable demand for secure, reliable connectivity, has created unprecedented complexity for enterprise IT teams that need to manage it all. To help provide the simplicity and intelligence today's businesses require, Extreme Networks recently announced Smart OmniEdge, an artificial intelligence (AI) network edge solution that offers enterprises the ability to deliver an exceptional customer-driven experience with pervasive intelligence, business adaptability and intrinsic security to accelerate their digital transformation.
The Smart OmniEdge solution is comprised of a secure, unified wired/wireless infrastructure and AI-driven management capabilities, accessible through a single pane of glass. The solution provides common visibility, policy and authentication services across the entire infrastructure. Purpose built to address the growth of users and internet of things (IoT) devices, Smart OmniEdge uniquely delivers a consistent customer-driven experience across diverse network environments, via flexibility of on-premise deployment or as-a-service offering. The resulting network and insights give customers the agility required to grow and adapt quickly as their business needs change, while protecting their investments.
Smart OmniEdge incorporates pervasive intelligence throughout the solution to provide mobile users with an exceptional experience and drive business and operational transformation. The solution is agile and business adaptive, allowing networks to quickly transform in lockstep with the businesses that rely on them using any combination of solutions to meet their business needs today, and in the future, without rip and replace, or retraining.
As the network edge has become the primary access for users, devices and IoT, it has also become an attack surface. Smart OmniEdge is intrinsically secure, from the Wi-Fi RF, access point and Ethernet switches which extend through the campus to the data center, with automated compliance checks, threat detection, analytics and mitigation from the time of IoT device onboarding until completion of the user's session.
“As enterprises embrace digital transformation and look for infrastructure that evolves to support new technologies, Smart OmniEdge is a game-changer,” said Mike Leibovitz, Senior Director, Mobility Solutions, Extreme Networks. “Our solution provides intrinsic security across a single architecture with consistent management, hardware and user experience across different deployment types – all enhanced with artificial intelligence. This takes the complexity out of network management while providing flexibility and choice of deployment model so our customers can focus on their digital transformation.”
Extreme Networks' Smart OmniEdge solutions will be available worldwide in CYQ3, 2018.
Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.