Converged wired and wireless access
The Cisco Catalyst 3650 may be a stacked, standalone access switching platform that permits wired and wireless services on one Cisco IOS XE software-based platform. the only console port for command-line interface management reduces the number of touchpoints to manage for wired and wireless services, reducing network complexity, simplifying network operations, and reducing the TCO to manage the infrastructure.
Converged wired plus wireless not only improves the wireless bandwidth on the network but also the size of the wireless deployment. Each 48-port Cisco Catalyst 3650 provides 40 Gbps of wireless throughput. This wireless capacity increases with the number of members within the stack. This ensures that the network can scale with today’s wireless bandwidth requirements, as dictated by IEEE 802.11n-based access points and future wireless standards like IEEE 802.11ac. Additionally, the Cisco Catalyst 3650 distributes the wireless controller functions for better scalability.
Complete visibility into wired and wireless traffic is achieved by terminating the access point’s Wireless Access Point Provisioning and Control Tunnel on the switch. This helps identify users and user traffic flows to spot potential attackers and take corrective action at the access layer before the attack penetrates further into the network. this is often accomplished using FNF, which monitors every flow in and out of the switch stack for wired and wireless users. It also helps to spot key wired / wireless partners and enforce proper bandwidth provisioning policies.
Quality Of Service
The 3650 switch has advanced wired and wireless QoS capabilities. It uses the Cisco Modular QoS instruction Interface. The switch manages wireless bandwidth through unprecedented hierarchical bandwidth management, starting at the per access point level and dealing right down to the radio, set identification per service, and per-user levels. This helps to manage and prioritize the available bandwidth between multiple radios and multiple SSIDs within each radio in percentage. The switch is additionally capable of automatically allocating an equivalent bandwidth between users connected within a given SSID. This ensures that each one user within a given SSID gets a good share of the available bandwidth while connected to the network. The UADP ASIC enables hierarchical bandwidth management and fair distribution of bandwidth, thus providing hardware-based QoS for optimized performance on line-speed traffic.
In addition to those capabilities, the switch is capable of wired and wireless traffic queuing, surveillance, shaping, and marking supported classes of service or differentiated services code points. this enables users to make common policies that will be used for wired and wireless traffic. The 3850 also supports downloadable policy names from the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) when a user is successfully authenticated on the network using ISE.
Cisco Switch Catalyst 3650 provides an upscale set of security measures for wired and wireless users. Features like IEEE 802.1x, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping, IP Source Guard and control plane protection, Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS), etc., allow protection against attackers and non-users. authorized. With a spread of wired and wireless users connecting to the network, the switch supports session-aware networking, during which each device connected to the network is identified as a session, and access control lists and/or unique QoS policies. defined and applied using the ISE for every one of those sessions, providing better control over the devices that hook up with the network.