Monday, June 11, 2012

Fluke Networks and Cisco Team to Help Small Business Customers Plan the Right Wi-Fi Network

Fluke Networks today announced that it has teamed with Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking, to offer customers AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business. The solution will help Cisco small business resellers meet the challenges associated with deploying and planning an 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless network, as well as help organizations better address emerging performance challenges associated with the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) phenomenon.

As the No. 1 Wi-Fi planning solution in the market today, AirMagnet Planner offers predictive modeling to determine the ideal quantity, placement and configuration of Cisco Access Points (APs) for optimal security, performance and compliance. AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business can take into account the wireless properties of more than 10 Cisco Small Business access points and wireless routers, including the newly released WAP121 and WAP321, to accurately design the Cisco Small Business network for maximized coverage and performance.

“Our customers face many of the same issues as enterprise deployments when rolling out a new, or migrating an existing, wireless network. This includes the significant increase in mobile device usage at work and the use of bandwidth-intensive applications,” said Scott Young, president of Houston-based PennComp LLC, a Cisco Small Business Partner. “Fluke Networks’ AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business enables our customers to use a professional, enterprise-class solution specifically tailored to the Cisco Small Business environment. This new solution for the small business market is a welcome addition as the success of a wireless network is dependent upon a solid wireless assessment and planning tool.”

“Wireless is a critical business application not only for the enterprise, but also for SMBs. Ensuring these networks perform at the highest levels possible requires accurate planning and deployment. Fluke Networks AirMagnet Planner is the de facto solution for wireless network planning and we’re excited to join forces with another market leader to offer our solution to SMB customers,” said Chia-Chee Kuan, vice president of the Fluke Networks WLAN business unit.

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