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Unified Access – Next Generation Wireless

By December 12, 2014September 9th, 2020Blog, Cisco

The requirements for a wireless solution that meets evolving demands for mobile access, unified communications, policy and managements have changed drastically in the last couple of years.

PEI subscribes to the Cisco Unified Access model. To give a little insight on what is possible currently, I want to expand on the pillars of Unified Access. Understanding the offering will help you to identify the gaps in your present strategy and environment.

Cisco Unified Access™ is an intelligent network platform that enables new connected experiences and new operational efficiency. It is the business foundation for bringing your own device (BYOD) and the Internet of Everything (IoE), designed to intelligently connect people, processes, data, and things.

The Cisco Unified Access solution delivers an integrated and simplified intelligent network platform that enables IT to spend less time running the network and more time focusing on innovations that can differentiate and transform the business. This is achieved by bringing wireless control and wired switching into a single infrastructure devices as well as centralizing the visibility and deployment of wired and wireless devices in a single view with a centralized policy that spans the entire network.

The three pillars of Cisco Unified Access are:

  • One Policy: Centralized solution for consistent, network-wide security policy distribution and enforcement
  • One Management: Single solution for comprehensive lifecycle management and visibility
  • One Network: Wired and wireless networks converged into a single unified infrastructure

Cisco’s Unified Access solution is designed to address two major organizational challenges:

  1. Inconsistency of disparate networks, policies, user experiences, and solutions, making it difficult to roll out new applications consistently across the entire organization
  2. Planning for the growth of clients and networks while maintaining security, meeting security compliance objectives, and supporting BYOD and increased mobile devices and traffic

If you would like to learn more, we’d love to talk with you. You can also find more information at

Tim Krueger, PEI

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