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Dell W-Series controller-based platforms

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Scalable mobility controllers and access points

Full-featured mobility controllers and access points that are secure, reliable and flexible for virtually any size wireless LAN.

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Features by modelW-6000M3
chassis (1-4)modules
W-7005 W-7010 W-7030 W-7210W-7220W-7240
Max LAN-connected APs512 / mod.
(2,048 Max.)
 16 32 645121,0242,048
Max Remote Access Points1,024 / mod. (4,096 Max.) 16 32 645121,0242,048
Max Users8,192 / mod. (32,768 Max.) 1,024 2,048 4,09616,38424,57632,768
Firewall throughput20 Gbps / mod. (80 Gbps Max.) 2Gbps
 4Gbps 8Gbps20 Gbps40 Gbps40 Gbps
Maximum VLANs1,400 / mod. (5,600 Max.) 4,094 4,094 4,0944,0944,0944,094
GbE Ports (GBIC or SFP)10 SFP / 2 XFP (40
SFP / 8 Xfp Max.)
 N/A
 2 SFP 8 (combo)N/AN/AN/A
10/100/1000Base-T Ports (auto-neg)0 4 16 8 (combo)2 (combo)2 (combo)2 (combo)
10GbE Ports2 XFP N/A N/A N/A4 SFP+4 SFP+4 SFP+
Power-over-Ethernet ports
(802.3af/802.3at)
N/A N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/A
USB ports for 3G/4G failoverNone Yes Yes(2)Yes NoneNoneNone
Form factor/footprint4RU4.1 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm
(1.6” x 7.9” x 7.9”) 
 4.4 cm x 31.8 cm x 33.7
cm
(1.7” x 12.5” x 13.3”)
 4.4 cm x 30.5 cm x 21.1
cm
(1.7” x 12” x 8.3”)
1RU1RU1RU
Active firewall sessions524,300 / mod. (2,097,200 Max.) 16,384
32,768 65,536
 
2,015,2912,015,2912,015,291
Concurrent IPSec sessions4,096 / mod. (16,384 Max.) 512 1,024 2,04816,38424,57832,768
Encrypted throughput
(3DES, AES-CBC)
8 Gbps / Mod. (32 Gbps Max.) 1.2Gbps 2.4Gbps 2.4Gbps10 Gbps30 Gbps40 Gbps
Encrypted throughput (AES-CCM)4 Gbps / Mod. (16 Gbps Max.) 2.2Gbps 3.6Gbps 4.4Gbps6 Gbps20 Gbps40 Gbps
Redundant power and fansYes Yes Yes YesYesYesYes
Max power consumption130 W / Mod. (1,384 W Max.) 16.6 watts (with USB) 190 watts (with PoE) 55 watts110 watts125 watts165 watts


Regulatory Information:
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Data Sheets
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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 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.
Features by modelW-620W-650W-3200W-3400W-3600
Max LAN-connected APs8163264128
Max Remote Access Points3264128256512
Max Users2565122,0484,0968,192
Firewall throughput800 Mbps2 Gbps3 Gbps4 Gbps4 Gbps
Maximum VLANs128128128256512
GbE Ports (GBIC or SFP)16444
10/100/1000Base-T Ports (auto-neg)08444
10GbE Ports00000
Power-over-Ethernet ports
(802.3af/802.3at)
44N/AN/AN/A
USB ports for 3G/4G failover14NoneNoneNone
Form factor/footprintDesktop/RackDesktop/Rack1RU1RU1RU
Active firewall sessions8,19216,384128,000128,000128,000
Concurrent IPSec sessions2565122,0484,0964,096
Encrypted throughput
(3DES, AES-CBC)
400 Mbps1.6 Gbps1.6 Gbps4 Gbps8 Gbps
Encrypted throughput (AES-CCM)320 Mbps800 Mbps800 Mbps2 Gbps4 Gbps
Redundant power and fansN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Max power consumption115 W126 W35 W45 W60 W


Regulatory Information:
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Data Sheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment

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 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.
Hassle-free, dependable deployment

Deploy wireless networks that adjust to how WiFi clients interact. Dell’s Adaptive Radio Management technology built into W-Series controllers helps ensure maximum client performance while enhancing stability and predictability of the entire WiFi network.

Certified for Microsoft Lync™, the Dell W-Series controllers and access points (APs) offer high-performance, secure and reliable wireless access and management across indoor, outdoor and remote locations. W-Series controllers and access points are ideal for organizations seeking to enforce policies and security from a central location and encrypt data from the AP all the way back to the data center, which can also serve as a termination point for your virtual private network (VPN). Dell W-Series controllers can be easily installed without disrupting your existing wired network.

Maintain HD-quality video and toll-quality voice across your wireless infrastructure with W-Series controller-based APs, including 802.11ac and 802.11n APs for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

  • W-Series 7200 Controllers feature high density and extended capabilities for large enterprise WiFi LANs. They recognize new cloud-based and mobile applications and provide visibility for IT to prioritize mobile apps by user.
  • W-Series 6000 Controller is a scalable, modular mobility controller for corporate headquarters and large-enterprise campuses.
  • W-Series 3000 Controllers are for medium- to large-enterprise wireless networks, offering enhanced authentication, encryption, radio management and Layer 2/3 networking features.
  • W-Series 600 Controllers are compact, all-in-one, small-business network control solutions that also include Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) sourcing ports, print-server and network attached storage (NAS) capabilities to enable local network printing and mass storage.
Implement context-aware access policies
Implement context-aware access policies

Working with Dell W-Series access points, the 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
Centralized wireless mobility control

All W-Series access points work with any of the 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 using:
  • Client matching that continually gathers information about client devices and matches them to the best access points to help optimize the performance of the network for high-density deployments
  • Spectrum load balancing that uniformly distributes clients across channels in high-density environments
  • Noise adaption that automatically moves traffic away from external noise and mitigates co-channel interference
  • Band steering that enables APs with both radios available to dynamically transfer clients away from crowded radio channels or bands
  • Airtime fairness that delivers equal airtime access to all WiFi clients, regardless of the client type or operating system
Integrated wireless security

The Dell W-Series controllers come with security modules like Wireless Intrusion Protection (WIP), Policy Enforcement Firewall (PEF) and VPN termination capability as well as an enhanced cryptography (ACR) module that offers military-grade cryptographic capabilities. The security modules help ensure that no data is sent in the clear and that access-level policies are enforced across entire campuses and all remote users from a single touch point.
  • 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
  • W-Series Wireless Intrusion Protection (WIP/RFP): Helps guard against wireless security threats, and provides spectrum monitoring visibility into sources of RF interference and helps eliminate the need for separate RF sensors and air monitors
  • W-Series Advanced Cryptography (ACR): Offers military-grade cryptography and enables secure access to networks that handle controlled unclassified, confidential and classified information
  • W-Series Policy Enforcement Firewall with VPN (PEF–V): Allows integrated VPN termination capability
Confidently manage your WiFi networks
Confidently manage your WiFi networks

Securely administer Dell W-Series Access Point WiFi networks from a controller using the 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 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.

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 W-Series 7240 ControllerW-Series 7240 Controller
Supports up to 2,048 APs and up to 32,768 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 7240 offers the high density and enhanced capabilities required for large enterprise wireless LAN deployments. Optimized for 802.11ac, it features L1-L7 analytics with integrated security and app intelligence.
 W-Series 7220 ControllerW-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 large enterprise wireless LAN deployments. Optimized for 802.11ac, it features L1-L7 analytics with integrated security and app intelligence.
 W-Series 7210 ControllerW-Series 7210 Controller
Supports up to 512 APs and up to 16,384 users, processing up to 2 million active firewall sessions with 20Gbps stateful firewall policy enforcement. With a central processor that employs eight cores with four threads each, the W-Series 7210 offers the high density and enhanced capabilities required for large enterprise wireless LAN deployments. Optimized for 802.11ac, it features L1-L7 analytics with integrated security and app intelligence.
W-Series 6000 ControllerW-Series 6000 Controller
A scalable, modular mobility controller for corporate headquarters and large campuses, the W-Series 6000 includes up to four hot-pluggable W-Series 6000M3 controller modules, each supporting up to 512 LAN-connected APs, 1,024 remote APs and up to 8,192 users. A single W-Series 6000 controller chassis with four W-Series 6000M3 controller modules can support up to 2,048 LAN-connected APs, 4,096 remote APs and 32,768 users.
W-Series 3600 ControllerW-Series 3600 Controller
A full-featured, integrated mobility access controller for medium- to large-enterprise campuses, the W-Series 3600 can manage up to 128 LAN-connected access points and 512 remote access points, supporting up to 8,192 users.
W-Series 3400 ControllerW-Series 3400 Controller
A full-featured, integrated mobility access controller for medium- to large-enterprise campuses, the W-Series 3400 can manage up to 64 LAN-connected APs and 256 remote APs, supporting up to 4,096 users.
W-Series 3200 ControllerW-Series 3200 Controller
A full-featured, integrated mobility access controller for medium- to large-enterprise campuses, the W-Series 3200 can manage up to 32 LAN-connected access points and 128 remote access points, supporting up to 2,048 users.
W-Series 650 Small Business and Branch Office ControllerW-Series 650 Small Business and Branch Office Controller
A compact, all-in-one small office or branch office controller, the W-Series 650 supports up to 16 LAN-connected APs, 64 remote APs and up to 512 users. It also includes PoE sourcing ports, print-server and NAS capabilities to enable local network printing and mass storage.
W-Series 620 Small Business and Branch Office ControllerW-Series 620 Small Business and Branch Office Controller
A compact, all-in-one small office or branch office controller, the W-Series 620 supports up to 8 LAN-connected APs, 32 remote APs and up to 256 users. It also includes PoE sourcing ports, print-server and NAS capabilities to enable local network printing and mass storage.
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