Preview: New D-Link Wi-Fi Gear For SMBs

ITBusinessEdge: Preview – New D-Link Wi-Fi Gear For SMBs

The CloudCommand cloud-based software platform built into the DAP-2555 AirPremier AP means smaller companies can easily manage multiple access points from a single online portal without the need to install an expensive controller system.

“Network equipment maker D-Link last week announced the release of a cloud-managed Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) the company says was designed with SMBs in mind. The first of its kind, the business-grade DAP-2555 AirPremier AP packs support for dual-band 802.11n and Power over Ethernet (PoE). Other features include an intrusion detection capability, support for a guest network with firewall protection, and individual user management with two-factor authentication and encryption.

What makes the DAP-2555 really stand out is its support for the cloud-based CloudCommand platform. According to D-Link, CloudCommand is an “online software platform based on patented network virtualization and usable security technologies.” Created by Xerox PARC spin-off PowerCloud Systems, CloudCommand is not only incorporated in the DAP-2555, but also a couple of other APs from D-Link due to be released in 2Q 2011 – such as the Plenum-rated DAP-2565 AP and the outdoor DAP-3525 AP model.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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