Smart Wireless Experience
Intelligent Identification of Smart Devices
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller with built-in portal server intelligently identifies the type of smart device. According to the device features, the wireless controller adaptively presents a portal authentication page in the corresponding size and page layout. The intelligent identification of smart devices eliminates the trouble of screen size adjustment and offers better wireless user experience. This technology supports all mainstream operating systems including Apple iOS, Android, and Windows.
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller cooperates with Ruijie APs to offer equal access time for smart devices running different standards such as 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, etc. The feature solves the problems such as high latency and low network speed caused by use of an old wireless LAN card which is far away from the AP. The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller ensures a fair high-speed wireless network for all users with any devices anywhere and anytime.
Fair Scheduling Mechanism
Intelligent Load Balancing
On a high-density wireless LAN, the RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller teams up with Ruijie APs to intelligently distribute users among different APs according to the number of users and data traffic in real time. This feature balances the load pressure on each AP and improves the average bandwidth and Quality of Service (QoS), offering higher network availability. In addition to the role-based and traffic-based balancing features, the RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller also enables load balancing in terms of frequency range. Since the majority of WiFi devices use 2.4GHz by default while frequency above 5GHz (802.11a/n/ac) can offer better throughput performance. With the frequency-based load balancing, the Wireless Controller allows users with dual-band devices to connect to the 5GHz as first priority. Bandwidth usage is greatly increased by 30-40% with no additional cost. The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller hence delivers the best-in-class high-speed wireless performance to the Ruijie clients.
Intelligent Load Balancing Mechanism
High Performance and Reliability
Centralized or Distributed Intelligent Switching
The RG-WS6108 High-Performance Wireless Controller can be deployed at Layer 2 or Layer 3 level without modifying the original network architecture as it forms an integrated switching architecture with the wireless APs. The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller provides ease in data switching management of all APs.
With the industry-leading local forwarding technology, the RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller eliminates the traffic bottleneck of traditional Wireless Controllers. The local forwarding technology allows flexible deployment of data forwarding in the AP. It means that the AP can determine whether to forward all data via the RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller according to a Service Set ID (SSID) or user VLAN, or to send the data directly to a wired network for data communication. The local forwarding technology enables large-scale, delay-sensitive, and real-time data transmission via the wired network. With the high throughput of 802.11ac, it greatly alleviates the traffic pressure on the RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller. It also better equips the RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller to accommodate the network services with heavy traffic demand such as high definition Video on Demand (VoD) and Voice over Wireless LAN (VoWLAN) in the future.
Intelligent RF Management
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller enables AP to perform RF scanning in a wireless network as required. The AP can scan the wireless frequency bands and channels to identify both rogue APs and networks. The AP will send alert notifications to network administrators for immediate action once such are found, providing round-the-clock network protection for. In addition, the RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller can control the real-time RF scanning function of the AP to measure signal and interference intensities. The Wireless Controller software also dynamically adjusts traffic load, power, RF coverage, and channel allocation for maximized signal coverage and capacity.
Seamless Roaming Experience
The advanced clustering technology enables real-time synchronization of online information and roaming records of all users among multiple RG-WS6108 Wireless Controllers. Simply put, user and authentication data are shared in the cluster enabling wireless users to roam freely in the whole network. Users can thereby enjoy a borderless and secure roaming experience with the IP address and authentication status remained unchanged. The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller also achieves fast roaming and voice services with the clustering technology.
Abundant QoS Policies
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller supports an extensive array of QoS policies. For example, the Wireless Controller can set bandwidth limitations to give higher priority to critical data transmission applications. The Wireless Controller hence delivers guaranteed bandwidth performance for network of all sizes.
Wireless IPv6 Access
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller fully supports all the IPv6 features and implements IPv6 forwarding on a wireless network. Both IPv4 and IPv6 users can automatically connect to the wireless controller series over tunnels, enabling IPv6 applications to be borne on the wireless network.
Flexible and Comprehensive Security Policies
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller has a local user database, which offers smooth integration with the built-in portal server, for easy local authentication of wireless users via web authentication. The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller allows local authentication based on the actual user demand, saving costs by getting rid of devices such as external portal and RADIUS server. The network infrastructure is also greatly simplified. The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller fully satisfies the needs of small and medium-sized networks for secure user access.
User Data Encryption
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller fully supports the advanced encryption technologies such as Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), ensuring end-to-end security of data transmission over the wireless network.
Standard Communication Protocol
Encrypted communication between the RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller and APs is enabled with the international standard Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP). The function ensures complete isolation from the wired network and guarantees high security for the real-time communication between the Wireless Controller and APs. CAPWAP also allows deployment of third-party access points in the future, offering superior scalability, availability and maximizes user investment at the same time.
Virtual Wireless Packet Technology
With the virtual AP technology, the RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller can partition multiple SSIDs within the network. Network administrator can separately encrypt and isolate subnets or VLANs that have the same SSID. The deployment thereby enables specified authentication mode and encryption mechanism for each SSID.
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller supports RF probe scanning feature to detect unauthorized access points or other RF interference sources. Once detected, the Wireless Controller will send real-time alerts to the network management system. It delivers easy management for network administrator to monitor potential threats and usage status.
Protection Against Viruses and Attacks
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller provides a wide range of built-in security mechanisms to effectively prevent and control virus spread and network traffic attacks. The mechanisms ensure secure network access by the authorized users only. Such protection mechanisms include IP/MAC/WLAN binding, hardware ACL control, traffic-based bandwidth limitation, etc. The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller is an ideal match for large campus, hospital, or enterprise networks with high security demand for guest network access.
Secure User Access
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller supports Web Authentication, allowing users to perform authentication using any web browser.
802.1X authentication is another security highlight. A major difference from web authentication is that 802.1X enables IP/MAC/WLAN binding after authentication. The feature totally guarantees the legitimacy of the user’s identity.
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller also supports Ruijie RG-SMP (Security Management Platform) to provide insight into and control of Ruijie security and network devices. The RG-SMP offers comprehensive security management across a wide range of Ruijie security appliances and allows users to manage office networks of all sizes for a wide range of industries, with security compliance requirements in aspects of user identity, host health and security of network communication.
Flexible Authentication Modes
In addition to the traditional Web Authentication and 802.1X Authentication, the Ruijie RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller also supports PEAP Authentication, SMS Authentication, and QR Code Authentication.
The PEAP Authentication allows users to perform password authentication for once only. That means users are only required to enter credentials during their first network visit.
If the SMS authentication is adopted, users first sign in with their mobile phone numbers and then receive an SMS with login username and password for network access.
QR code authentication is another wireless security highlight. After accessing a wireless network, users will obtain a QR code on their end devices and simply ask any authorized staff’s to scan it for network access.
Advanced Guest Wireless Interfaces of the QR Code Authentication
Protection Against ARP Spoofing
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) detection effectively protects network users from ARP gateway spoofing and host spoofing for secure wireless access. Automatic binding can be enabled in both dynamic and static IP address allocation environments to greatly save manpower resources and management costs. The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller can monitor and control the rate of ARP packets transmitted to prevent malicious use of scanning tools, which triggers ARP flooding and causes network congestion.
Rogue AP Countermeasure
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller enables effective rogue AP detection and containment to enhance wireless security. The Wireless Controller arranges an active AP to perform rogue detection, send probe packets and hear probe responses from valid APs. Network administrator can hence easily single out rogue APs from the authorized to ensure wireless network security.
Rogue AP and User Countermeasures
With Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping, the RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller permits DHCP response messages from the trusted ports only. The Wireless Controller can thus prevent unauthorized deployment of any DHCP server to disturb the allocation and management of IP addresses and affect normal operation of the network. With the DHCP monitoring function, the RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller can effectively prevent ARP host spoofing and source IP address spoofing in the dynamic IP allocation environment by dynamically monitoring ARP and checking source IP address.
Management Information Security
To ensure the security of devices and offer protection against attacks, the Secure Shell (SSH) and SNMPv3 technologies encrypt management information by Telnet and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller offers Telnet access control based on source IP address, offering a high level of granularity on device management. Only the IP addresses authorized by network administrator can log into the Wireless Controller, which further enhances the security of device network management.
Unified Network Management
Multiple Management Protocols and Unified Management Platform
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller supports a vast number of management modes including Command Line. It offers centralized and efficient planning, deployment, monitoring, and management of all APs with minimized investment costs. Working with the Ruijie Smart Network Commander (SNC) which is an all-rounded network management platform, the RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller delivers enriched network management services such as topology generation, AP operation status, online user status, entire network RF planning, user location, security alert, link load, device utilization rate, roaming record and report output. These functions enable network administrator to monitor and manage the operation status of the entire network in the data center.
Ruijie SNC Unified Topology Diagram
Web Interface Management
The RG-WS6108 Wireless Controller supports web management interface for AC, which provides simplified wireless configuration and high visibility for the whole network operation. With the AC web interface, the Wireless Controller can also manage the APs and also the associated users, achieving user bandwidth control and network access restriction. Network administrator can hence plan, operate and maintain the wireless network with ease.
Ruijie Smart Web Management Interface