Fluke Networks Unveils BYOD Classification Feature
December 17, 2012
By Raju Shanbhag
, TMCnet Contributor
BYOD (Bring your own devices) is a new trend in the corporate sector, where employees are encouraged to bring their own mobile devices and tap into the company’s network. While this enables new levels of freedom for employees, it also reduces costs for companies as they do not have to invest in providing communication devices to the employees.
But a large number of companies don’t have any rules or restrictions in place while allowing employees to tap their network with their own devices.
For the most part, there is no mobile device management system in place either.
To help these companies, Fluke Networks (News - Alert) has unveiled a new BYOD Classification feature that decreases the expense and time required to enhance and safe a wireless network for authorized and unauthorized smartphones and tablets.
This over-the-air patent pending smart device detection and analysis capability is released with AirMagnet (News - Alert) Wi-Fi Analyzer PRO (10.5) and AirMagnet Enterprise (10.6). According to the company, it offers an advanced level of visibility into an operating system, including smart device type and usage details.
The best part is that the users need not install end-user software agents to achieve this.
“Today's wireless engineer is only as good as the information he or she can get about the network and its activity. The new capability in AirMagnet Wi-Fi Analyzer PRO and AirMagnet Enterprise instantly gives them the intelligence needed to optimize the network for smart device usage or take action against possible smart device threats," said Chia-Chee Kuan, vice president and general manager of the Fluke Networks WLAN business unit.
Recently, the company released a new version of the OptiView XG v9 network analysis tablet that offers an intuitive, graphical view of network infrastructure. According to the company, this helps in identifying the root cause to resolve problems quickly.
With two-thirds of network engineers troubleshooting unfamiliar infrastructure, the new Network Navigator capability decreases the time it takes to discover network problems, and simply shows network topology and issues that need rectifying.
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Edited by Braden Becker