22 May 2007, Gallatin, Missouri – WideBand Corporation will be showcasing its WIN System (WideBand Intelligent Networking) this week at Interop Las Vegas. Interop is the industry’s largest and most respected enterprise IT event. The Las Vegas event takes place May 22 – 24 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
WideBand Intelligent Networking involves the deployment of a hardware-based switching, storage, and management solution that communicates at the “chip-level”, allowing for superior configuration and monitoring capabilities. When the WIN System is deployed with the Gold Support Program, the network is constantly monitored for issues that are proactively addressed to provide users with one of the most reliable networking experiences currently available on the market.
“We have a fairly large organization, a complex installation, and we needed something that was faster, more reliable, more secure, so we looked at the WIN system, and it’s been great. It does everything that we were promised that it would do,” says James Blevins with Gray Automotive. “The diagnostics that come with the WIN system are phenomenal. I’ve even gotten a call when something happened I didn’t even know about. I don’t know what I would do without it. It has really simplified my work as a network administrator.”
All of the components used in the WIN System are specially designed for their application, and are manufactured in the US under rigorous quality control.
The heart of the WIN system is the nMU or Network Management Unit. This Intelligent “Box” sits on the local network, monitoring traffic, performing diagnostics, and actually repairing poor network performance caused by faulty segments or bad components. It is like having a “fulltime” engineer on-site to ensure the best networking result possible.
Some of the important functions of the nMU include:
— Constant cable and physical layer monitoring and testing
— Network switch failure detection with automatic re-routing of data
— Firmware updates of network equipment to improve security and performance
— Enablement of secure off-site management and re-engineering of network equipment
— Failure detection of fault tolerant components and automatic scheduling of replacements
The custom designed WideBand Professional Network Switches are the only product of their kind to be entirely managed by a custom hardware processor. By having the conventional CPU eliminated from their design, they operate faster and are less prone to security attacks from the outside.
Each Switch has powerful, built-in diagnostic capabilities, including cable testing and network traffic monitoring. A special built-in interface to the nMU assures secure and reliable management while maintaining peak network performance.
WIN Storage Solutions include a full line of fs[ix] powered Storage Servers which offer affordable, fault-tolerant storage solutions ranging from 250 Gigabytes for small applications, all of the way up to 1000 Terabytes. Servers are available with automatic fail-over and off-site back up to protect critical data. Hardware management of fs[ix] powered Servers is an integral feature of the nMU and of the WideBand Gold Support Network.
The WideBand Gold Support Team constantly monitors the network and storage systems at each customer site. They implement customer requested changes to networks and help ensure that the WIN System is performing at its best.
The first step in setting up a WIN System for your location is to schedule an on-site survey. A WideBand Certified Network Engineer will visit your site. Powerful test equipment will be used to identify security vulnerabilities, pinpoint network bottlenecks, and detect issues of network and storage reliability.
The results of the Survey will be delivered to you in the form of a formal printed report. The report will identify each of the problems discovered and will include recommendations for resolution.
For additional information on WideBand’s Interop participation and conference session, visit: http://www.wband.com/2007/05/photos-from-interop-las-vegas-2007/
WideBand Corporation is the leading manufacturer of secure high availability solutions based on WideBand Networking. WideBand’s high-speed switches and redundant storage products are managed centrally through the nMU and can be monitored 24/7 remotely through its Gold Support Program. Manufacturer of the only US-made Gigabit Ethernet Switch, WideBand supports mission critical networks all over the world. See: www.wband.com.
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