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Migration to the cloud and consumption of cloud-based software has been a focus of IT projects and infrastructure for many years. However, it is only now that networking is following suit and this is down to many reasons, such as COVID-19 and the need to work and access the internet anywhere and using any device. This constitutes the most important migration of all since networking is the infrastructure on which entire organisations rely.

As an Extreme Networks partner, previously Aerohive, we are proud to have access to a cloud-first approach through their portfolio of wired & WIFi network devices. But, if you require it, they also produce on-premise kit – as there are times when cloud management just isn’t suitable. Their cloud server, ExtremeCloud IQ, technically isn’t a controller as you would traditionally think of one: it’s a management platform that can manage the full portfolio of wired & WiFi devices.

Our unrivalled experience and expertise in cloud-based end-to-end solutions has established Performance Networks as a certified and trusted Extreme Networks partner. This means we can offer our clients cloud-driven products that focus on ease of management and tailored network analysis.

Extreme Networks are at the forefront of wireless network technology and allow us to deliver agile, secure, mobile networks that guarantee future-proofed performance.

If you would like some more information on our technology partners, please don’t hesitate to contact us.



Network status at a glance


App Visibility and Control

Understand & control visibility on the network


Monitoring & Reporting

Unmatched ease of operations


Unified management

Wired & wireless devices, through a single-pane-of-glass


MSP Support

Manage configurations in a multi-tenanted environment


Guest Management

Secure & tailor network access for users & devices

What Does The Extreme Portfolio Include?

1. WiFi Access Points

The Extreme wireless architecture is based on a distributed control setup: the ExtremeCloud IQ management platform is where you configure the various settings, but as soon as that’s pushed out to the required Access Points, then they take over and make all access & forwarding decisions.

This eliminates potential bottlenecks associated with the traditional method – a LAN Controller.

Extreme are also one of the only providers to supply software defined radios.

This means you can reprogram the 2.4GHz radio on an Access Point into a 5GHz radio, giving you an AP with two 5GHz radios – a great feature for today’s networks!

The Extreme portfolio even includes the first enterprise grade 802.11ax Access Points, in the form of the AP630, AP650 & AP650X Access Points. Then there’s the 802.11ac AP models which vary from the smaller 2×2:2 models up to 4×4:4 models – both indoor & outdoor capable varieties.

Features include:

  • Cooperative Control
  • Dual 5GHz
  • App visibility & control
  • QoS
  • PPSK
  • WIPS
  • Built in RADIUS
  • L2 VPN
  • Spectrum Intelligence

2: Switches

The Extreme switch portfolio consists of a series of devices that can cover small to medium businesses, or large business at the Access layer.

Features include:

  • Cloud management
  • Simplified Stacking
  • Automated deployment
  • Dell N-Series management
  • User based QoS
  • Cloud CLI
  • High capacity POE+
  • Advanced Security

3: Branch Routers

The Extreme XR routers/SD_WAN solution covers small, midsize branch & remote office setups. Throughput ranges from 200Mbps to 600Mbps and can use a variety of WAN connections – Leased line, DSL or LTE for increased throughput & reliability.

Features include:

  • Multi-path WAN optimization
  • Application flow control
  • L2-7 policy enforcement
  • Link state monitoring
  • Automated provisioning
  • Remote troubleshooting
  • Secure gateway proxy

4: A3 – MDM/BYOD/IoT/device management

A3 provides complete functionality for securing, managing & controlling all devices on your access network – from standard wired & WiFi clients, to IoT & BYOD.

Features include:

  • Self-service onboarding
  • Guest & BYOD management
  • Automated device provisioning
  • Built-in 802.1x certificate authority
  • Device profiling
  • Network Access Control(NAC)

Get in touch if you’re interested to know more about solutions from Extreme Networks

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