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W-Series Wireless Controllers and Access Points

Scalable mobility controllers and access points

Manage mobility access and security for small-business to large-enterprise WiFi LANs, scaling for BYOD transaction and device density.
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Tech Specs

Wireless controllers Dell Networking W-7205Dell Networking W-7210Dell Networking W-7220Dell Networking W-7240/XM
Max LAN-connected APs 2565121,0242,048
Max Remote Access Points 2565121,0242,048
Max Users 8,19216,38424,57632,768
Firewall throughput 12Gbps20Gbps40Gbps40Gbps
Maximum VLANs 2,0484,0944,0944,094
GbE Ports (GBIC or SFP) 4 SFP+2 (combo)2 (combo)2 (combo)
10/100/1000Base-T Ports (auto-neg) 42 (combo)2 (combo)2 (combo)
10GbE Ports 04 SFP+4 SFP+4 SFP+
Power-over-Ethernet ports
(802.3af/802.3at)
 0000
USB ports1 USB 2.0 NoneNoneNone
Form factor/footprint 1RU1RU1RU1RU
Active firewall sessions1,000,000 2,015,2912,015,2912,015,291
Concurrent IPSec sessions 4,09616,38424,57832,768
Encrypted throughput
(3DES, AES-CBC)
 2.4Gbps10Gbps30Gbps40Gbps
Encrypted throughput (AES-CCM) 3.6Gbps6Gbps20Gbps40Gbps
Redundant power  n/aYesYesYes
Max power consumption 75.2W110W125W165W


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All models are 802.11 a/b/g/n certified. FIPS/TAA certified products available for government use.

Optics available:
SFP-LX, SFP-SX, SFP-TX, XFP-LR and XFP-SR

Encryption types:
WEP, TKIP, DES, AES-CCMP, 3DES, AES-CBC, xSec

Authentication types:
WPA-Enterprise, WPA-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-PSK, 802.1X, MAC address, captive portal

Management:
Dell AirWave Management Suite or Dell OpenManage Network Manager. Also supports SNMP, web, CLI using SSH, Telnet and console port

Hardware and software warranty:
One year hardware, 90 day software

Optional Dell services:
Dell offers a variety of services ranging from product support to installation and complete IT outsourcing.

Guest access/BYOD, management and VPN:
AirWave Wireless Management System (AWMS): Use Dell’s multi-vendor network management software for a consolidated view of the RF environment, controllers, APs, and the wired infrastructure, with an intuitive user interface. AirWave can manage all Dell Networking W-Series wireless products and provide visibility and troubleshooting for your existing vendor networks

Virtual Intranet Access (VIA):
Create a secure VPN for remote users that intelligently configures connection settings on their mobile device and transparently authenticates without complicated logins.

ClearPass:
Trust this highly integrated access management solution for all things BYOD. The Dell ClearPass device connects to your existing network to securely onboard devices, admit users, display usage, perform health assessments and manage policies while maintaining appropriate security and service levels. Its self-registration portal frees your IT staff from the manual setup process. ClearPass models are designed to accommodate from 500 to 25,000 concurrent users/devices.
 

Overview

Dell Networking W-Series Controller-Based Platforms - Hassle-free, dependable deployment
Hassle-free, dependable deployment
Deploy wireless networks that adjust to how WiFi clients interact. Dell Networking W-Series controllers and access points (APs) offer high-performance, secure and reliable wireless access and management across indoor, outdoor and remote locations.
  • Dell Networking W-Series 7200 Controllers for large enterprise WiFi LANs recognize new cloud-based and mobile applications and provide visibility for IT to prioritize mobile apps by user.
  • Dell Networking W-Series 7000 Controllers for smaller campuses and branch offices provide simple and cost-effective configuration, encryption and visibility for the all-wireless workplace.

 

Dell Networking W-Series Controller-Based Platforms - Implement context-aware access policies
Implement context-aware access policies
Working with Dell Networking W-Series access points, the Dell Networking W-Series controllers can provide highly detailed and differentiated context-aware policies, including user role, device type, application type, time and location. A context-aware network helps to drastically improve quality of service (QoS) related to real-time unified communications and multimedia traffic, and enhance support for bring your own device (BYOD) environments.
Centralized wireless mobility control

All Dell Networking W-Series access points work with any of the Dell Networking W-Series controllers to enable high-performance WiFi and secure, flexible management across indoor, outdoor and remote locations in small to very large wireless environments.

Dell Adaptive Radio Management technology enables wireless networks to adjust to how WiFi clients interact:

  • Client matching continually gathers information about client devices and matches them to the best access points.
  • Spectrum load balancing uniformly distributes clients across channels in high-density environments.
  • Noise adaption automatically moves traffic away from external noise and mitigates co-channel interference.
  • Band steering enables APs with both radios available to dynamically transfer clients away from crowded radio channels or bands.
  • Airtime fairness delivers equal airtime access to all WiFi clients, regardless of client type or OS.

Dell Networking W-Series Controller-Based Platforms - Centralized wireless mobility control
Dell Networking W-Series Controller-Based Platforms - Integrated wireless security
Integrated wireless security

The security modules on Dell Networking W-Series controllers ensure that no data is sent in the clear; access-level policies are enforced across entire campuses and all remote users from a single touch point.

  • Dell Networking W-Series Policy Enforcement Firewall (PEF) provides identity-based controls to enforce application-layer security, prioritization, traffic forwarding and network performance policies for wired and wireless networks.
  • Dell Networking W-Series Wireless Intrusion Protection (WIP/RFP) guard against wireless security threats with spectrum monitoring visibility into sources of RF interference, reducing the need for separate RF sensors and air monitors.
  • Dell Networking W-Series Advanced Cryptography (ACR) offers military-grade cryptography and enables secure access to networks that handle confidential and classified information.
  • Dell Networking W-Series Policy Enforcement Firewall with VPN (PEF–V) allows integrated VPN termination capability.

 

Dell Networking W-Series Controller-Based Platforms - Confidently manage your WiFi networks
Confidently manage your WiFi networks

Securely administer Dell Networking W-Series Access Point WiFi networks from a controller using the Dell Networking W-Series AirWave Software Management Suite.

  • Eliminate the need for multiple, single-purpose management tools with one touch point to manage both wired and wireless network, IPs and VLANs.
  • Simplify enforcement access-level policies across the entire campus and any remote users.
  • Enable your service desk to prioritize connectivity issues.
  • Free your network engineers to focus on strategic work.
  • Identify actionable information and plan for the future.

Optional Dell Networking W-Series AirWave Wireless Management Suite (AWMS) is a multivendor network management software suite that delivers a consolidated view of the RF environment, controllers, APs and the wired infrastructure through an intuitive user interface.

Dell Networking W-Series 7205 Controller
Dell Networking W-Series 7205 Controller
Supports up to 256 APs and 8,192 users, processing up to 1 million active firewall sessions with 12Gbps stateful firewall policy enforcement. With a central processor that employs eight cores with four threads each, the Dell Networking W-Series 7205 offers the high density and enhanced capabilities required for small campus enterprise wireless LAN deployments. Optimized for 802.11ac, it features L1-L7 analytics with integrated security and app intelligence to allow IT to see applications by user, prioritize them, and control access based on policies.
Dell Networking W-Series 7220 Controller
Dell Networking W-Series 7220 Controller
Supports up to 1,024 APs and up to 24,576 users, processing up to 2 million active firewall sessions with 40Gbps stateful firewall policy enforcement. With a central processor that employs eight cores with four threads each, the W-Series 7220 offers the high density and enhanced capabilities required for medium to large campus enterprise wireless LAN deployments. Optimized for 802.11ac, it features L1-L7 analytics with integrated security and app intelligence.

 

Dell Networking W-Series 7005 Controller
Dell Networking W-Series 7005 Controller
The W-7005 controller is a compact, fanless entry-level branch platform. It supports up to 16 APs and 1,024 users, processing up to 16,000 active firewall sessions with 2Gbps stateful firewall policy enforcement. The Dell Networking W-7005 also supports Dell Networking W-Series next-generation Mobility Firewall with AppRF™ technology, which continuously evaluates app usage and performance and makes configuration changes in real time to ensure optimal bandwidth, priority and network paths. The W-7005 can be powered by power-over-Ethernet (PoE).
Dell Networking W-Series 7010 Controller
Dell Networking W-Series 7010 Controller
The W-7010 controller is designed for mid-sized branch deployments. It supports up to 32 APs and 2,048 users, processing up to 32,000 active firewall sessions with 4Gbps stateful firewall policy enforcement. Optimized for 802.11ac, it features L1-L7 analytics with integrated security and app intelligence to allow IT to see applications by user, prioritize them, and control access based on policies.
Dell Networking W-Series 7030 Controller
Dell Networking W-Series 7030 Controller
The Dell Networking W-7030 controller is ideal for mid- to large-sized branch deployments. It supports up to 64 APs and 4,096 users, processing up to 65,000 active firewall sessions with 8Gbps stateful firewall policy enforcement. Optimized for 802.11ac, it features L1-L7 analytics with integrated security and app intelligence to allow IT to see applications by user, prioritize them, and control access based on policies.
 

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