Wi-Fi Switching Solution and Framework

Aricent a leader in Wi-Fi software, engages with leading Communication Equipment Providers (CEPs) across the globe and provides an end-to-end Wi-Fi solution that includes Software Solutions for access point, Wi-Fi Controller, integration with Wi-Fi Offload and Hotspot 2.0. Aricent is uniquely positioned to help CEPs develop cutting-edge solutions quickly and cost-effectively by leveraging not only its best-in-class software offerings, but also comprehensive services offerings for telecommunications ― including consulting, development, integration, testing, support and maintenance for wireless engineering and telecommunications infrastructure.

Aricent WSS includes complete Access Point and Controller functionalities. WSS software consists of autonomous access point solution, CPE solution, Enterprise Grade access point and controller framework, multiple radio solution, local breakout, Carrier Grade Wi-Fi management including Wi-Fi Offload integration and Hotspot 2.0 support. Aricent WSS controller also has functionalities for DPI, Firewall, IPS, NAT on selective silicon platforms. 

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Wi-Fi Switching Solution and Framework

Aricent a leader in Wi-Fi software, engages with leading Communication Equipment Providers (CEPs) across the globe and provides an end-to-end Wi-Fi solution that includes Software Solutions for access point, Wi-Fi Controller, integration with Wi-Fi Offload and Hotspot 2.0. Aricent is uniquely positioned to help CEPs develop cutting-edge solutions quickly and cost-effectively by leveraging not only its best-in-class software offerings, but also comprehensive services offerings for telecommunications ― including consulting, development, integration, testing, support and maintenance for wireless engineering and telecommunications infrastructure.

Aricent WSS includes complete Access Point and Controller functionalities. WSS software consists of autonomous access point solution, CPE solution, Enterprise Grade access point and controller framework, multiple radio solution, local breakout, Carrier Grade Wi-Fi management including Wi-Fi Offload integration and Hotspot 2.0 support. Aricent WSS controller also has functionalities for DPI, Firewall, IPS, NAT on selective silicon platforms. 

Features

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac support
  • Auto detection and configuration of APs
  • AP/switch authentication
  • AP transmit power, channel, security, and interference Load, throughput, and performance metrics
  • Dynamic channel assignment
  • Centralized 802.1X Client Authentication
  • Encryption types: WEP, dynamic WEP,TKIP WPA, WPA-2, 802.11i, DES, 3DES, AES-CCMP, EAP, TLS, EAP-SIM/AKA
  • MAC address authentication
  • RADIUS Client for authentication support
  • Security and authentication settings per SSID
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 Intra AC roaming
  • Dynamic key caching/forwarding
  • Centralized and distributed data forwarding modes
  • Wireless client Denial of Service (DoS) attack detection
  • Captive Portal
  • Fully customizable Web pages per portal
  • CAPWAP as RFC 5415/5416
  • SNMP v1, v2c, v3
  • CLI
  • SYSLOG
  • Up to 16 Virtual APs per radio (32 on a dual radio AP)
  • VLAN, RSTP/MSTP
  • LACP, IGMP, MVRP, MMRP, LLDP
  • NAT, Firewall, 
  • ACL ( l2/L3)
  • Static Routing /Dynamic Routing
  • User Role Management
  • Open Source Free Radius Server Integration for AAA

WSS Framework

Our WSS reference framework includes:

  • Access point software applicable for multiple Wi-Fi silicon vendors including based on open source MAC drivers
  • FIT AP managed by controllers with option of local break out or centralized forwarding
  • Dual radio – 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz, Tri-mode AP with Wi-Gig as 3rd option is in roadmap
  • Optional DPI, NAT, Firewall, IPS available on selective platforms
  • The Wi-Fi controller provides tight integration with Layer-2 and Routing on ASIC solutions like Broadcom and Marvell
  • Wi-Fi Controller supports standard Linux servers and VMs
  • Controller redundancy, AP discovery, Firmware update based on CAPWAP
  • Hotspot 2.0 and integration with Wi-Fi Offload

Benefits

  • Plug-and-Play Functionality: Flexible and modular architecture enables easy porting and optimization on any platform and seamless integration with third party software.
  • Optimized Performance: Customized to deliver optimal performance on several industry leading platforms and silicon vendors.
  • Flexibility: Ability to accommodate a wide range of form factors, including FIT AP, FAT AP, Autonomous AP, Centralized forwarding and management options.
  • Scalability: Scalable for large number stations and control has elastic support for AP management scalability.
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