Wi-Fi Array Likewise Management Suite
Last year, Xirrus shipped a 2.0 software release for its Wi-Fi Likewise Management Suite consists of two components:
Array that substantially enhanced the functionality of what was Likewise Identity and Likewise Admin. It is the only solution that
already a solid platform. With this release, the Wi-Fi Array can use allows organizations to quickly configure server roles, enable single
some of its integrated access points to create up to four indepen- sign-on for enterprise applications and extend Microsoft Active
dent, 162M-bps wireless mesh backhaul links by bonding three of Directory group policy to Linux and Unix systems. Also impressive is
its IAPs together for the product’s capacity for enabling companies to download and deploy the
each link. software in a very short time with a single, lightweight agent.
In addition, the With the product’s familiar Windows-based tools, administrators can
multiradio backhaul seamlessly integrate
capabilities of the Linux and Unix systems
Also in this release is increased security functionality, including intrusion UIDs (User Identifiers)
detection and prevention features augmented by Xirrus’ partnership with and GIDs (Group Identifiers) to support legacy directory migration.
Wi-Fi Array elimi- with Active Directory
nate the need to run and apply group poli-cabled uplink con- cies to Linux machines,
nections in areas employ the sudo util-where it may be ity on Linux and Unix
impractical or cost-prohibitive to run Ethernet cable. All security and WLAN machines to which
(wireless LAN) policies are enforced across the backhaul links, and radio users are permitted to
bonding provides load balancing and failover capabilities, allowing for a execute commands,
uniform and fault-tolerant deployment across an entire campus. and define multiple
Network Chemistry. The duo can manage to protect Wi-Fi networks from Our judges were impressed with the Centeris product’s capacity
more than 100 threats, including rogue access points. The Wi-Fi arrays, Wi-Fi for enabling SSO for enterprise applications that support Kerberos and
filtering, firewall functionality and time-of-day access controls can be tied to a LDAP, including Samba, Apache, SSH (Secure Shell), NFS (Network File
specific SSID (service set identifier) for fine-grained control over various secu- System), JBoss, WebSphere, Tomcat, SAP, Oracle and MySQL.
rity settings. These robust security features provide IT administrators with the What’s more, the product extends management control for system
most powerful and secure Wi-Fi network available without needing a sepa- administrators over Linux services such as file and print sharing, Web,
rate Wi-Fi intrusion detection and prevention network of sensor access points. and DNS (Domain Name System).
interoperates with leading SIP-based IP-PBX systems.
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