A dedicated dual-band 2x2 third radio provides granular RF visibility, 24/7 wireless security and advanced client emulation, spectrum analysis and troubleshooting capabilities, not possible with background scanning, while allowing the access radios to deliver premium performance for real-time applications in high-density environments. The multi-function third radio also significantly reduces the deployment cost by avoiding the need for overlay dedicated sensors and the additional cabling that comes with them.
Client emulation and network profiling
Experience your network before your users do and stay ahead of the game. Turn the third radio into a client and run tests to identify and fix problems before users experience them and validate your network’s readiness for supporting business-critical applications.
Packet capture and troubleshooting
The intelligent cognition plane of the Mojo cloud architecture largely automates WiFi network monitoring and troubleshooting. In the rare occasion where a packet capture is necessary for a deeper analysis, the third radio can be used to capture a packet trace. Packet traces can be downloaded or directly visualized in Mojo Packets, the cloud-based visual WiFi packet analyzer.
Intelligent RF optimizations
The third radio dedicated for scanning provides unparalleled visibility in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and enables automatic RF optimizations such as band steering, smart steering, auto channel selection or auto transmit power control, delivering best performance.
24/7 wireless intrusion prevention
WiFi access radios repurposed for background scanning slows detection of wireless threats and precludes over-the-air prevention, leading to security gaps. But with the third radio acting as a dedicated wireless intrusion prevention (WIPS) sensor, wireless threats are detected and blocked almost instantly and your network is protected 24/7 without the need for overlay sensors. The industry’s top-ranked WIPS technology, powered by patented techniques such as Marker PacketsTM, automatically and accurately classifies wireless threats and enables surgical over-the-air prevention.
The third radio can also be used as a spectrum analyzer to detect WiFi and non-WiFi sources of interference, check channel quality, channel crowding and airtime utilization to ensure that your WiFi network operation is optimum.