Network Communications News (NCN) May 2017 - Page 8

INDUSTRY NEWS Cambium unveils 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Points Cambium Networks has announced new and comprehensive 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Points (AP), software features, and management capabilities for its cnPilot Wi-Fi products. The indoor and outdoor APs now offer high speed access, including cloud controller capabilities, with an emphasis on making it easier than ever for enterprises and service providers to expand their Wi-Fi solutions with ease. Atul Bhatnagar, president and CEO of Cambium Networks, said: ‘cnPilot provides affordable connectivity that can be rapidly deployed to establish high-speed wireless connectivity anywhere and connect the unconnected in enterprise, industrial, education, hospitality, and retail applications. For enterprise applications of 20 APs or more, an operator can outfit a facility for 50 per cent less than most other quality brands with the cnPilot solution.’ Cambium Networks said the new autoPilot autonomous management option makes the controller deployment easy and affordable. Vibhu Vivek, senior vice president of products at Cambium Networks, said: ‘With autoPilot, the Wi-Fi AP is the controller, suppor ting 32 APs or 1,000 clients. This solution has no license or recurring fees while still offering investment protection to the Wi-Fi network administrator, with the option to migrate to a cloud or local controller solution when needed.’ For further information visit: Pulse Secure continues successful growth strategy across EMEA Pulse Secure has announced details of its successful and continued expansion across EMEA that over the last 24 months has seen the company deliver sustained double digit revenue growth, along with an expanded channel partner community serving more countries across the region. Since launching as an independent entity in 2014, Pulse Secure has invested significant resource into expanding its footprint across EMEA. The team has grown to 28 staff including channel managers and technical experts to help support a community of 39 distribution offices. Paul Donovan vice president EMEA sales at Pulse Secure, said: ‘The last two years has been a fantastic journey with Pulse Secure emerging into the market an innovative and highly focused company and no more so has this been apparent as across EMEA which has seen our active channel community grow to around 1,200 partners.’ Mr Donavan said that expansion at a partner level has matched growth of the Pulse Secure EMEA team that in the last year has added executive management and technical engineering covering 50 countries with new offices in Italy, Southern Germany and currently recruiting for Saudi Arabia. He added: ‘Our recruitment drive is continuing in an effort to ensure that we are better able to support our channel engage with prospects, enable technical evaluations and ultimately deliver successful projects. ‘This commitment is vital as the wider market goes through a transition towards a more mobile and cloud centric environment where secure access needs to be agile enough to deal with the new hybrid IT.’ For further information visit: ExtraHop receives application certification from ServiceNow ExtraHop has received certification of its application with ServiceNow. Raja Mukerji, chief customer officer and co-founder of ExtraHop, said that certification by ServiceNow signifies that the ExtraHop application bundle for ServiceNow has successfully completed a set of defined tests focused on integration interoperability, security and performance. By combining real time IT analytics from ExtraHop with intelligent IT services management from ServiceNow, IT organisations can now automate intelligent workflows in real time based on events as they happen across the entire environment. Mr Mukerji said that this approach dramatically improves efficiency and enables IT teams to identify per formance problems and security incidents and restore services before end users are affected. He added: ‘ServiceNow has played a critical role in IT transformation, helping organisations replace inefficient work patterns with intelligent workflows that improve service delivery and customer experience. ‘This integration with ExtraHop takes IT services management to the next level, feeding ServiceNow with the richest source of insight into the performance, availability, and security of all systems and the users relying on them.’ For further information visit: 8 | May 2017