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Wireless LAN technology: A buyer's guide

Last updated:October 2015

Editor's note

Wireless LAN technology has evolved considerably over the past few years, and most enterprises now have to decide whether to deploy a cloud-controlled or a locally managed WLAN architecture. Organizations with complex networks that are highly dependent on Internet connectivity may find it more beneficial to use an on-premises network. By contrast, enterprises with geographically diverse locations may find it better to deploy a cloud-controlled wireless LAN technology. Both options have positives and negatives. This guide will help you determine what type of wireless LAN architecture is best for your organization and which WLAN products meet your needs.

1Buying a wireless LAN solution for your enterprise

Not every WLAN product will fit your organization's needs. In this section, expert Andrew Froehlich examines major criteria to consider when buying wireless LAN technology for your enterprise.

2Which wireless LAN products should I buy?

Take a look at our comparisons of the leading cloud-controlled WLAN and locally managed wireless LAN technology vendors before you make your purchasing decision.

3A glance at the top wireless LAN products

Wireless LAN technology is an integral part of an enterprise network. Take a look at the top WLAN products on the market.

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