Flying blind is a good way to crash.

Without a method to monitor your systems, IT can only address problems after they become an issue, but by then, it’s usually too late. Your day has been interrupted, the employees are complaining and the visitors are frustrated.

To the end user, the problem is simple: the Wi-Fi doesn’t work. But to IT, it’s a complex issue. Is the problem with the RF? The application? Connectivity? Authentication? Where do we start? You can spend hours tracking down the data in order to fix the issue. With so many devices to manage, small problems compound quickly and it’s only a matter of time before hundreds of users go down.

Over the last several months, Aruba Airwave has impressed us with its unique designed-for-mobile management platform that monitors the health and performance of all things connected, and we’d like to share why:

1. Easy Dashboard Results
A simple-to-use interface gives granular visibility on Wi-Fi connectivity, RADIUS authentication, DHCP gathering and DNS resolution in real time. Custom email and text alerts advise you of potential problems so you stay one step ahead; if there are 70 users on one access point you’ll know it. In addition, you can run simulated scenarios on your system to give you predictive insight on whether your system is going to hold up for those three big conferences on Friday.

2. Heatmaps on Demand
VirtualRF allows time-lapse views of Wi-Fi coverage so you get location specific visual analytics on mobile and web app usage, mobile device performance, mobile UC voice and video quality. We particularly like the ability to record and replay 24 hours of RF heat-mapping to visualize existing and potential problems.

3. Enhanced Network Security
High-risk sites need to be eliminated quickly from your network. With more mobile apps entering your environment every week, Aruba’s deep visibility into performance and usage of mobile and web really pays off. Protecting your business-critical apps becomes much simpler when you have the ability to observe user role, device type, or location and take action according to the threat.

4. Manufacturer Agnostic
You’ve got some legacy wireless – some Cisco, some Hewlett Packard Enterprise – but who wants multiple consoles to monitor? Airwave consolidates all your management tools into the same place, managing multiple generations of wired and wireless networks from just about any vendor – from controllerless to controller-managed and from legacy Wi-Fi to the latest 802.11ac WLANs.

We’re excited about what Aruba’s bringing to the table, but we’re even more excited that our clients feel the same. Give us a call, and we’ll walk you through which systems will serve your business best. Once you’ve seen your network with full visibility, you’ll never want to fly blind again.

Call Matrix Integration at 812-481-5002 or click the contact button for your free consultation and the opportunity to win a comprehensive, custom assessment of your business systems valued at $5,000.

Matrix Integration specializes in information technology solutions for businesses including IT consulting, security, communications, networking, implementation, onboarding, wireless, data centers, staff augmentation, managed services, remote monitoring and disaster recovery.

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