Dell W-Series ClearPass Access Management System

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Exceptionally simple design for managing and securing wireless, wired and VPN access for virtually any device.

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ModelW-Series ClearPass 25,000W-Series ClearPass 5,000W-Series ClearPass 500
CPU(2) Six Core Xeon(1) Quad Core Xeon(1) Dual Core Pentium
Memory64 GB8 GB4 GB
Hard drive storage(6) 2.5” SAS (10K RPM) 600GB Hot-Plug hard drives, RAID-10 controller(2) 3.5” SATA (7.2K RPM) 1TB hard drives, RAID-1 controller(1) 3.5” SATA (7K RPM) 500GB hard drive
Maximum devices25,0005,000500
Dimensions (WxHxD)17.53” x 1.7” x 27.8”17.53” x 1.7” x 16.8”16.8” x 1.7” x 14”
Weight (Max Config)Up to 39 Lbs18 Lbs14 Lbs
Power consumption (maximum)750 watts max250 watts max260 watts max
Power supplyDual hot-swappable (optional)SingleSingle
AC input voltage100/240 VAC auto-selecting100/240 VAC auto-selecting100/240 VAC auto-selecting
AC input frequency50/60 Hz auto-selecting50/60 Hz auto-selecting50/60 Hz auto-selecting
Operating temperature10° C to 35° C (50° F to 95° F)10° C to 35° C (50° F to 95° F)10° C to 35° C (50° F to 95° F)
Operating vibration0.26 G at 5 Hz to 350 Hz for 5 minutes0.26 G at 5 Hz to 350 Hz for 5 minutes0.26 G at 5 Hz to 350 Hz for 5 minutes
Operating shock1 shock pulse of 31 G
for up to 2.6 ms
1 shock pulse of 31 G
for up to 2.6 ms
1 shock pulse of 31 G
for up to 2.6 ms
Operating altitude-16 m to 3,048 m
(-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
-16 m to 3,048 m
(-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
-16 m to 3,048 m
(-50 ft to 10,000 ft)

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Highly secure and scalable
Secure access with automated features
Dell W-Series ClearPass enables you to securely onboard virtually any device onto any network. Ideal for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) provisioning and onboarding, it makes it easy for IT-issued and personal mobile devices to securely connect to any network by:
  • Centralizing access policies across the entire network
  • Automating differentiated user and device access
  • Managing policies
  • Provisioning devices for secure network access and posture assessment
ClearPass helps ensure that each user has the right access privileges based on who they are and what device they are using. It is essential when increasing the number of consumer devices connected to the network — Windows, Mac OS X®, iOS, Android™ and Linux — and when access is required by a broader range of users, including employees, visitors, customers and contractors. ClearPass features include:
  • BYOD provisioning and onboarding framework for any network
  • Automated onboarding for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android devices
  • Enhanced policy decisions with endpoint visibility and contextual device profile information
  • Scalable, easy-to-use visitor management system for secure guest access.
  • Enterprise-class endpoint posture and health checks beyond basic network access control (NAC)
ClearPass Policy Manager
The ClearPass Policy Manager platform is a comprehensive policy management solution that can secure next-generation mobility services, enhance network access security, and compliance and streamline network operations for wired, wireless and virtual private network (VPN) environments. Detailed network access privileges can be based on user role, device type and health of endpoint, time-of-day and more. ClearPass Policy Manager features:
  • ClearPass Onboard, an application that helps simplify and automate the network onboarding process for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android mobile devices. It allows you to configure 802.1X settings, distribute and revoke unique device credentials and push important applications out to devices.
  • ClearPass Guest, a scalable, easy-to-use visitor management application that offers secure wired and wireless network access to guests and their mobile devices. It helps you streamline IT workflow processes and enable non-IT staff to create temporary guest WiFi accounts.
  • ClearPass OnGuard, an application that can provide advanced endpoint posture assessments and health checks to help ensure security compliance and network protection before devices connect. It allows you to enforce proper handling when anti-virus, peer-to-peer applications and USB storage devices are detected, including auto-remediation.
Choose hardware or software versions
Choose hardware or software versions
The W-Series ClearPass Access Management System is available as hardware appliances that are optimized to run W-Series ClearPass Policy Manager software, designed to eliminate any potential hardware incompatibility or performance issues.

ClearPass is also available as a virtual appliance that is supported on the following platforms:
  • VMware ESXi Server 4.0+, 5.0+
  • VMware ESX Server 4i, version 4.1.0+
  • VMware Workstation (all versions)
  • VMware Player 3.0+
  • VMware Server 2.0+
Global Support and Deployment Services
Global Support and Deployment Services

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  • Presales assessment
  • Virtual Site planning session
  • On-site WLAN survey
  • WLAN Controller Install
  • Remote Advisory Services
  • Airwave Management Install
  • Product Extended Life Warranty
  • Dell ProSupport* services
W -Series ClearPass 25,000 W-Series ClearPass 25,000
Easy-to-use guest-access and BYOD management that offers secure wireless network access that is scalable up to 25,000 concurrent users/devices.

 W-Series ClearPass 5,000W-Series ClearPass 5,000
Easy-to-use guest-access and BYOD management that offers secure wireless network access that is scalable up to 5,000 concurrent users/devices.
 W-Series ClearPass 500W-Series ClearPass 500
Easy-to-use guest-access and BYOD management that offers secure wireless network access that is scalable up to 500 concurrent users/devices.

 W-Series ClearPass ModulesW-Series ClearPass Modules 
With available licensing options to accommodate the needed number of users/devices, ClearPass is available pre-loaded to a Dell server or as a software-only option (virtual machine for VMware).


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