Extreme Launches Smart OmniEdge

The convergence of technology, users and devices at the network edge, coupled with insatiable demand for secure, reliable connectivity, has created unprecedented complexity for enterprise IT teams that need to manage it all.

Extreme Networks today announced Smart OmniEdge, an artificial intelligence (AI)- enabled network edge solution that offers enterprises the ability to deliver a customer-driven experience with pervasive intelligence, business adaptability and intrinsic security to accelerate their digital transformation.

Purpose built to address the growth of users and internet of things (IoT) devices, Smart OmniEdge uniquely delivers a consistent customer-driven experience across diverse network environments, via flexibility of on-premise deployment or as-a-service offering. The resulting network and insights give customers the agility required to grow and adapt quickly as their business needs change, while protecting their investments.

Smart OmniEdge incorporates pervasive intelligence throughout the solution to drive business and operational transformation. The solution is agile and business adaptive, allowing networks to quickly transform in lockstep with the businesses that rely on them using any combination of solutions to meet their business needs today, and in the future, without rip and replace, or retraining.

As the network edge has become the primary access for users, devices and IoT, it has also become an attack surface. Smart OmniEdge is intrinsically secure, from the Wi-Fi RF, access point and Ethernet switches which extend through the campus to the data center, with automated compliance checks, threat detection, analytics and mitigation from the time of IoT device onboarding until completion of the user’s session.

The Smart OmniEdge solution’s unique network consumption model enables Extreme Network partners to offer on-premise and as-a-service solutions to fit customer’s unique requirements. Extreme offers 100% in-sourced services and support for Smart OmniEdge customers, delivered by Extreme employees. With the introduction of Smart OmniEdge, Extreme is offering a promotion for new customers through network partners, global system integrators and federal partners which enables them to acquire the Smart OmniEdge solution today and pay nothing for the first 90 days when they finance through Extreme Capital Solutions. Alternatively, customers can choose from financing options tailored to best meet their business needs.

Mike Leibovitz, Senior Director of Mobility Solutions, Extreme Networks commented, “As enterprises embrace digital transformation and look for infrastructure that evolves to support new technologies, Smart OmniEdge is a game-changer. Our solution provides intrinsic security across a single architecture with consistent management, hardware and user experience across different deployment types – all enhanced with artificial intelligence. This takes the complexity out of network management while providing flexibility and choice of deployment model so our customers can focus on their digital transformation.”

Brandon Butler, Senior Research Analyst for Enterprise Networks, IDC commented, “Enterprise networks today often rely on disparate wired/wireless hardware and software each operating with unique functionality. With Smart OmniEdge, Extreme Networks uses machine learning technology to streamline operations across complex network environments, which increases automation and delivers intrinsic security. Extreme Networks offers these capabilities irrespective of the consumption model, be as an appliance or as-a-service, giving customers deployment choice without compromising on features.”

Maarten van Geloven, Alliance Manager, Vosko added, “As an Extreme Networks partner, we’re thrilled about the launch of Extreme’s Smart OmniEdge solution and the ExtremeAI technology behind it. The machine learning and artificial intelligence that support this solution will transform our customers’ networks and businesses. From enabling network automation to improving security, we’re confident our customers will see results from this new solution, and that our bottom line will benefit because of it.”

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