HITEC 2015 NEWS: New Scalable HSIA Gateway Expands Life of Existing Connectivity

Nomadix, Inc. has launched the AG 5900 Internet access gateway -- a next-generation, high-performance solution that extends a wired or Wi-Fi network to create a public Internet access network. The scalability of the AG 5900 supports anywhere from 300 to 8,000 simultaneous devices without any required change of hardware or software design, enabling organizations to add support for increasing numbers of devices as needed. The AG 5900 is designed for medium- to large-sized venues, such as hotels, convention centers, airports, and stadiums. 
With a throughput of 1.5 Gbps, the AG 5900 is designed for this intensive usage and can operate at near wire speed to meet increased bandwidth demands and keep Internet traffic flowing. Equipped with a range of bandwidth conservation and management tools, the AG 5900 stretches bandwidth utilization to the maximum to ensure that the quality of the connection is optimum, that each user gets fair access to bandwidth, and that users who pay for a superior connection will receive a superior connection. Bandwidth can be managed by class of user, by group, subscriber or device, or by a combination of all of these.
Unlike Internet access solutions built on general-market computer platforms, the AG 5900 has only one moving part -- the fan. The result is a low failure rate to ensure optimum uptime. The AG 5900's real-time, multi-tasking operating system allows the gateway to run faster using less processing power, so its performance and throughput do not degrade when more features are enabled or the load is increased. The hardware platform is built upon Intel's high-performance processors with built-in flash memory and is coupled with the proven Nomadix Service Engine™ (NSE) Core Software. The new NSE version 8.5 offers Weighted Fair Queuing and a number of other features that take advantage of the increased speed and processing power of the product.
Beyond simply on-boarding devices, it's critical for hotels and other hospitality entities to monitor network usage for security purposes. By interfacing with various user control databases such as RADIUS, LDAP and Active Directory, the AG 5900 provides unique tracking capabilities. While traditional security safeguards like firewalls, antivirus and antispam measures are still necessary to protect users from outside threats, the AG 5900 adds capabilities to protect users from each other inside network. 
Specifically, the AG 5900 offers advanced security for network protection with ICMP packet blocking. Enhanced by utilizing Session Rate Limiting to manage Denial of Service attacks, the new gateway includes URL filtering, centralized RADIUS authentication, and iNAT technology that allows multiple VPN tunnels to provide users with seamless connection at higher levels of security. Additionally, the AG 5900 provides the ability to centrally monitor responsible usage and set policies to securely manage user access.
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