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    PowerConnect W-620 Small Business and Branch Office Controller


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    Compact, All-in-One Small Business Network Control Solution

    The Dell™ PowerConnect™ W-620 controller with ArubaOS® Controller Software is an ideal solution for wireless distributed enterprise networks, with usability and security features that scale for small branch-office wireless local area networks (WLANs) to large-campus networks.

    • Secure your network with a wireless firewall, intrusion protection, end-to-end encryption and role-based access control.
    • Simplify network setup and administration with radio frequency (RF) planning, location tracking and live RF heat maps.
    • Optimize network functionality with print server and network attached storage (NAS) capabilities, virtual private network (VPN) client termination and site-to-site VPN.

    Dell PowerConnect W-620 Small Business and Branch Office Controller

    Integrated Wireless Access Controller

    PowerConnect W-600 series controllers are integral components of the Dell enterprise network architecture, which uses central controllers in the data center to manage complex, processing-intensive management and security functions. W-600 series controllers also virtualize and implement edge services, moving user traffic to data-center controllers through secure IP tunnels over a public or private transport network.

    W-600 series controllers can provide local wireless services when used with any PowerConnect W-Series access point, or they can operate as wired-only devices. The controllers also include print server and NAS capabilities to enable local network printing and mass storage.

    Hassle-Free, Dependable Deployment

    The PowerConnect W-Series Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology helps optimize client behavior using infrastructure-based controls that utilize information from the centrally managed WLAN controller. ARM can adjust how WiFi™ clients interact, and it verifies that data, voice and video applications have sufficient network resources to deliver a superior wireless experience for end users.

    ARM technology:
    • Maximizes performance, increasing WiFi capacity while using the full RF spectrum to expand coverage
    • Automatically adapts to noise, moving away from external noise and mitigating co-channel interference
    • Centralizes decision making, enabling the WiFi network to act as a whole during 802.11 channel assignments, preventing access points from channel hopping
    • Displays real-time coverage, integrating an RF planning tool and live RF heat mapping and location tracking

    This Dell solution works with wireless devices, such as third-party voice over IP (VoIP) handsets or wireless scanners.

    Integrated Wireless Security

    The PowerConnect W-Series controllers are an integrated wireless security platform that supports user authentication and policy enforcement, firewall, intrusion protection and centralized encryption.

    W-Series Policy Enforcement Firewall (PEF)

    This optional module provides identity-based controls to enforce security, prioritization, traffic forwarding and network performance policies. Organizations are free to set performance thresholds of various applications and enforce network access policies that specify not only who can access the network but also which areas of the network these users can access.

    W-Series Wireless Intrusion Protection (WIP)

    This optional module provides outstanding wireless network visibility and thwarts malicious wireless attacks, impersonations and unauthorized intrusions. WIP helps eliminate the need for a separate system of RF sensors and security appliances by incorporating wireless intrusion protection into the network infrastructure.
    Dell PowerConnect W-620 Small Business and Branch Office Controller: User-centric network management

    User-Centric Network Management

    PowerConnect W-Airwave Wireless Management Suite (AWMS) is an operations solution that manages wired and wireless infrastructure as well as mobile devices. Its easy-to-use interface and user-centric approach:
    • Can eliminate the need for multiple, single-purpose management tools
    • Enables your service desk to prioritize connectivity issues
    • Enables your network engineers to focus on more strategic work
    • Simplifies policy enforcement
    • Helps identify actionable information that lets you plan for the future

    As a result, you can save time and money, help improve service quality for your users, and make more informed decisions about your network. AWMS solutions are used by more than 1,000 organizations, including Fortune 500 companies in education, government, healthcare, technology and retail markets.

    Powered by Aruba Networks

    Aruba Networks® ArubaOS™ serves as the OS and application engine for all Dell PowerConnect W-Series controllers and access point devices.

    Protection

    This PowerConnect™ switch is backed by an Extended Life Warranty*, which guarantees Basic Hardware Service (repair or replacement) for as long as you own the product or until five years after end of model sales.

    While Basic Hardware Service delivers reliable support for your hardware, most organizations benefit from additional levels of support that protects their IT investment and maximizes productivity. We recommend Dell™ ProSupport™, an enhanced services suite that includes: 24x7 tech support, accelerated response times, immediate access to L2 technical experts and proactive support options. Go beyond the basics and start transforming your IT infrastructure into a true business asset.

    Supporting your unique environment

    The right support is not one-size-fits-all, it’s what fits your environment. Dell ProSupport provides flexible and reliable support that empowers you to customize services to meet your unique business needs. Choose support based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources.

    Whether you need to support an IT staff or end users, Dell ProSupport will help you remove barriers so you can get back to work. You’ll receive:

    • 24x7x365 direct access to Dell Expert Centers via email, chat and phone support
    • Mission Critical Response Options, including ability to self-designate Severity Level 1
    • Hardware and software diagnostics and troubleshooting, including direct Dell OEM (original equipment manufacturer) support and 3rd party collaborative support
    • "How-to" support on popular software applications such as Norton™ Anti-Virus, Microsoft® Office, Microsoft Small Business Server, Intuit® QuickBooks®, Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe Acrobat4®
    • Skip the script and save time with tech-to-tech support
    • Access to tools and resources to certify your technicians that allows them to self-dispatch parts and labor
    • Award-winning support from Global Command Centers for dispatch monitoring and end-to-end case management for critical situations or natural disasters
    Further maximize the availability and stability of your infrastructure through enhanced support options such as: Asset and Data Protection, Specialized On-site* Services and Remote Advisory Services. Streamline patch management and get detailed reporting with Proactive Maintenance. Get advice via telephone access to technical expertise on applications and solutions such as Microsoft® Exchange, Virtualization and more. And for more complex IT environments, choose the Enterprise-wide Contract option which provides a designated Service Delivery Manager, performance benchmarking, proactive planning and custom reporting.
     

    Simplify your IT infrastructure

    Dell ProConsult™ Global Infrastructure Consulting Services can help integrate your new enterprise hardware into an existing or evolving IT infrastructure. We can provide guidance whether you’re adding single or multiple servers, a storage area network or virtualizing your environment. We can also help you enhance the overall performance of your IT infrastructure and data center by consolidating software and hardware, reviewing data usage to optimize the environment, developing a business continuity plan and by helping you migrate to standards-based technologies.

    We utilize skilled solution architects, innovative tools, automated analysis and our own intellectual property to give customers rapid insight into the root causes of unnecessary complexity. We seek better answers than traditional service models, based on our belief that solving problems should not need armies of people. Our strategy is to help customers quickly identify high-impact, short-duration projects that deliver ROI (return on investment) and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The result is practical, action-oriented plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes. From Data Center Optimization to Server Virtualization to Systems Management, our consulting services help you build a more efficient enterprise.

    Accelerating deployment

    Dell helps simplify implementation with deployment services that speed up production time of new hardware and IT solutions. During the initial system build of your server, we can customize software and hardware to match your specific requirements. By helping you rapidly deploy new capabilities while minimizing disruptions, we can contribute to improved efficiencies and lower costs.

    Empowering your team

    Our education services provide training and certification courses to help you and your team better manage and use your new hardware, so you can reap the full benefits of standards-based technologies.

    Availability and Service may vary by region.

    Extended Life Warranty

    Select PowerConnect products carry an Extended Life Warranty with Basic Hardware Service (repair or replacement) for as long as you own the product. Warrantly extends until five years after end of product model sales. Except for specific limitations, warranty covers repair or replacement of the product for as long as it remains in use by the customer. Power supply, antennae or accessories are limited to one (1) year from date of purchase. Warranty does not include configuration or other advanced service and support provided by Dell ProSupport services. The Extended Life Warranty is not transferrable. For specific limitations to other products covered by the Extended Life Warranty, for copy of Limited Hardware Warranty. Write Dell USA LP, Attn: Warranties, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682.
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