Management Center is the heart of the Extreme Networks ExtremeManagement family of management and security solutions. Management Center (formerly known as NetSight) is a single pane of glass management system that provides wired/wireless visibility and control from the data center to the mobile edge. The intelligence, automation, and integration of your management software enable the IT organization to optimize the efficiency of network operations and reduce total cost of ownership. Management Center provides centralized visibility and granular control of enterprise network resources end to end. Management Center is distinctive for granularity that reaches beyond ports and VLANs down to individual users, applications, and protocols. No matter how many moves, adds, or changes occur in your environment, Management Center keeps everything in view and under control through role-based access controls. One click can equal a thousand actions when you manage your network with Extreme Networks.
Extreme Networks ExtremeManagement Management Center can even manage beyond Extreme Networks switching, routing, and wireless hardware to deliver standards-based control of other vendors’ network equipment. A single management system for the entire network providing consistent management across all devices. Integrated wired/wireless management — provides consistent management of both the wired and wireless network from a single interface. Dashboard and reports — provides a graphical user interface for network data collection and reporting of network analytics. Open Application Programmatic Interface (API) — provides an open and secure two-way interface into Extreme Networks ExtremeManagement Management Center for third-party application integration and control of SDN implementations. Network inventory management — advanced network configuration and change management for the wired and wireless infrastructure. Historical data collection and trend analysis — provides the ability to take flow-based data to understand how the network is being used up to Layer-4.
Extreme Networks ExtremeManagement With Purview
Extreme Networks ExtremeManagement with the addition of Purview this extends the detailed analytics to the Application Layer (Layer-7) for detailed application visibility across the entire network. The Extreme Networks solution includes S-Series switches at the core, B-Series switches at the edge, and 7100-Series switches for virtualization, IdentiFi Wireless, and Purview application analytics. IdentiFi Wireless with one AP per classroom provides seamless, secure wireless access and the entire infrastructure is easily managed by Extreme Networks Purview application analytics. Purview provides visibility into applications for improved troubleshooting and decision-making to create a better user experience. Policy-based network — allows for the centralized creation of policies that follow users and devices across the network. These are not tied to the physical network and can change based on user, device, TOD, location, and connection type.
Business Alignment And Operational Efficiency
Transform complex network data into business-centric, actionable information. Centralize and simplify the definition, management, and enforcement of policies such as guest access or personal devices. Easily integrate with business applications with software-defined networking for operational efficiency. Operational efficiency — reduce IT administrative effort with the automation of routine tasks and web-based dashboard. Streamline management with the integration of wired and wireless networks. Easily enforce policies network-wide for QoS, bandwidth, etc. Troubleshoot with the convenience of a smartphone or tablet. Integrate with enterprise management platforms. Protect corporate data with centralized monitoring, control, and real-time response. Enhance existing investments in network security. Preserve LAN/WLAN network integrity with unified policies. Your network drives your business objectives across wired and wireless, from application to user.
Extreme Management Center
Extreme Networks ExtremeManagement Management Center gives you actionable insights, granular visibility, and automated control over users, devices, and applications. So your business can thrive. Make your network more secure with control over who gains access, when and where. In-depth visibility and control over users and devices empower you to gain a unified view of the security across your wired and wireless networks. Gain actionable insight into critical business applications. ExtremeAnalytics empower organizations to save operational costs, accelerate trouble resolution, and deliver a superior quality of experience with real-time data in one easy-to-read dashboard. Manage the network with a 360° view from application to device. ExtremeManagement delivers integrated management of your wired and wireless infrastructure from a single pane of glass. Zero Touch Provisioning eliminates manual provisioning and configuring when adding network devices.
Extreme Networks ExtremeManagement
The Extreme Networks’ Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solution accelerates application innovation and reduces risks for the entire network, including wireless, campus and data center. Extreme Networks does this through a modular, open and standards-based development environment that integrates with existing infrastructure and avoids architecture lock-in. If you are a commercial application developer looking to integrate with a leading SDN platform, deploying SDN in your network in the next 12-18 months or a value-added reseller offering SDN solutions today, you may be eligible to receive a free early release Extreme SDN OneController Platform.
The Extreme Networks evolutionary SDN solution provides simple end-to-end network automation that makes your network deployment, management and ongoing operation cost effective, fast provisioning of your network to support any application, while maintaining flexibility for deploying your choice of best-of-breed applications, solutions and vendors, and smart orchestration, including backwards compatibility, to protect your existing network infrastructure investments. Extreme Networks allies with the world’s leading technology provider to bring innovative solutions to the market that solve real-world problems for forward-thinking IT organizations.
Single-pane-of-glass control from BYOD to the data center. Extreme Networks ExtremeControl provides all the management tools you need to control policy from any network node to any individual device, all from a single pane of glass. Centralized management brings simplicity to complex management configurations and reporting while distributed control automatically adapts to policy and privileges based on location, time, user, or device. A single management system for the entire network providing consistent management across all devices.
Integrated wired/wireless management provides consistent management of both the wired and wireless network from a single interface. Dashboard and reports provides a graphical user interface for network data collection and reporting of network analytics. Open Application Programmatic Interface (API) provides an open and secure two-way interface into Management Center for third-party application integration and control of software-defined networking (SDN) implementations. Network Inventory Management provides advanced network configuration and change management for the wired and wireless infrastructure.
Extreme Access Control is a complete standards-based, multi-vendor interoperable pre-connect and post-connect Access Control solution for wired and wireless LAN and VPN users. Using the Extreme Access Control Gateway appliances and/or Virtual Appliance with Control Center management configuration and reporting software, IT administrators can deploy a leading-edge Network Access Control solution to ensure only the right users have access to the right information from the right place at the right time including time of day, location, authentication types, device and OS type, and end system and user groups.
Network Access Control (NAC) is a complete standards-based, multi-vendor interoperable pre-connect and post-connect Network Access Control solution for wired and wireless LAN and VPN users. Using Extreme Networks NAC Gateway appliances and/or NAC Gateway Virtual Appliance with Extreme Networks NetSight NAC management configuration and reporting software, IT administrators can deploy a leading-edge NAC solution to ensure only the right users have access to the right information from the right place at the right time.
SDN networks are complex, but Extreme Networks makes them simpler and easier to manage. Extreme Networks does this by leveraging one unified operating and management system (EXOS) across all platforms as well as the SDN controller. This makes deployment across multiple platforms much simpler. Extreme Networks is also fully integrating Extreme Networks’ solutions with OpenDaylight by developing plug-ins for our management tools such as NetSight and hardening the overall OpenDaylight offering for increased reliability.
As well Extreme Networks is adding additional applications (NAC, Purview, wireless, session management, etc.) that extend the benefits of SDN beyond the basic functions offered by most providers. This allows Extreme Networks to bring unified network management as well as network access control, network optimization and advanced application analytics to the same software-defined networking solution. This is all managed through a simple, single-pane-of-glass GUI front-end for the whole network including the wireless edge, campus and data center.
Networks are built using switches, routers, and other devices in a distributed fashion to scale and provide reliability. In this distributed environment, it has become more complex to provide new end-to-end services and applications in a seamless and cost effective manner. As the business demands more agile and flexible IT services this has become a focal point for innovation and also for differentiation by vendors that have solved that challenge. To address the simultaneous needs for security, virtualization, manageability, mobility and agility in today ́s networks — the concept of SDNs software-defined networks — are gaining attention as a viable solution.
The provisioning of new services and the reliable application delivery in a dynamic IT infrastructure can be achieved with such an architecture. The value of SDN in the enterprise lies specifically in the ability to provide network virtualization and automation of configuration across the entire network / fabric so new services and endsystems can be deployed rapidly and operational cost can be minimized. As enterprises embrace the new world of consumer tablets, smartphones and laptops, a “Bring Your Own Device” policy (BYOD) enables employees and guests to be more mobile and productive while the enterprise is secure and compliant.