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Zyxel further expands Nebula network platform

Zyxel further expands Nebula network platform

Zyxel has further expanded the portfolio of its cloud-based network platform Nebula Cloud Networking solution with improved functionality, two access points and a security gateway. The supplier wants to offer SMEs and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) the possibility to manage their networks via a cloud environment.

Within the Nebula framework, which is actually a cloud-based software defined network, the manufacturer of network equipment supplies a portfolio of switches, access points and security gateways. This includes enabling end users to customize their existing networks and associated hardware to meet business needs, roll them out wherever they want, and deploy them in a variety of environments, from on-premise to hybrid, private or public cloud environments, as needed.

Improved Nebula functionality

Specifically, the supplier has recently added new functionality to improve the flexibility and management capabilities of the platform. These include improved functionality for network analysis and the collection of user statistics for multicast and IPTV applications within the hospitality sector.

Especially for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), the Nebula Security Service reporting has been updated to make it easier for them to improve security for their customers. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have access to special configuration templates with improved functionality so that they can more easily update multiple sites based on a single configuration. In addition, backup and restore settings can now be set across the network or in switches at once. Finally, Zyxel is launching an improved Nebula mobile app with a lot of added functionality.

Access points with three management modes

In addition to the improved functionality of the cloud-based platform, Zyxel also brings two access points to the market within its Nebula portfolio: the NebulaFlex Pro WAC6303-DS and the NWA5123-AC HD. Both access points feature three management modes, standalone, controller-managed and Nebula cloud-managed, allowing end-users to set up and customize the management of these access points according to their needs.

The NebulaFlex Pro access points also feature 802.11ac wave 2 to support higher speeds and more connected devices. The WAC6303-DS also features a smart antenna that can eliminate WiFi interference in busy environments. All NebulaFlex Pro APs come with a three-year Nebula Professional Pack license.

New security gateway

In addition to the two access points, Zyxel has also launched a security gateway within its Nebula portfolio. The Nebula Gateway series – NSG300 has more power and capacity to perform the advanced functions of the Nebula Pro Pack and the Nebula Security Service, among other things.

All new Nebula products are available immediately.

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