To provide performance and operational efficiency needed in branch environments
Cisco has introduced new offerings that are based on cloud deployment models, which provide performance and operational efficiency needed in branch environments that depend on in-person IT support.
The new Flex 7500 Series Cloud Controller is a scalable branch controller for multi-site wireless deployments that enables central management and control of up to 500 branch locations, 2,000 access points and over 20,000 clients from a single data centre.
In addition, the offering allows IT managers to remotely configure wireless policies, management and security settings without having to physically be in the branch location, said the company.
The second offering — ISR Cloud Web Security with Cisco ScanSafe offering — allows ScanSafe Cloud Web Security to extend to branch offices by providing scalable, centralised Web protection and malware detection on the company’s ISR G2 branch router.
The offering also allows organisations to deploy cloud-based Web security and Web usage policies, enabling secure local Internet access for all branch offices. The cloud service delivery model and central user account administration also makes this offering an easy to deploy, manage and maintain via remote IT staff, said the company.
Cisco borderless network marketing vice-president Marie Hattar said the IT model for branch offices is shifting to increasingly leverage cloud-based services without compromising on performance, security or mobility.
"Cisco Borderless Network offerings are unique in their ability to provide greater choice and efficiency for rapid branch service deployment, helping our customers increase overall network productivity and react faster to ever-changing demands on their business," Hattar said.