From the Edge to the Air, Fortinet’s Full Stack End to End Solution

As much as I hate to admit it, Fortinet is more than just "those guys who bought Meru."  In fact they are way more than just a wireless company.  As we already know, Fortinet is best known in the industry as a security company with a rock solid reputation.  The truth is, Fortinet is a … Continue reading From the Edge to the Air, Fortinet’s Full Stack End to End Solution

Moms Love Mist

Mist Systems was another Mobility Field Day alumnus who chose to return and show us what they have been working on over the last year.  Mist has a very solid product line driven by a who's who of individuals from the wireless industry.  For a refresher on who Mist is, check out this video from … Continue reading Moms Love Mist

Nyansa; A Clearer Picture From a Data Gathering Powerhouse at #MFD3

Nyansa was back at Mobility Field Day again this year and I have to admit, I took away more from them this year than last.  Nyansa makes a product called Voyance which delivers a crazy amount of data and insight into your network.  You might think you have a good idea about what is going … Continue reading Nyansa; A Clearer Picture From a Data Gathering Powerhouse at #MFD3

Fortinet, Meru, FortiRu Forti-WHO?

Since last week's open letter to FortiRu, I came to the realization that there may be some confusion related to Fortinet's AP product line.  I decided to throw this post together so that it is easier to understand which APs are what, and which category they fall into.  Keep in mind this is a high … Continue reading Fortinet, Meru, FortiRu Forti-WHO?

Dear FortiRu; An Open Letter of Affection, Disappointment, and Encouragement

Dear FortiRu, You and I have been together for almost seven years.  We have been many places together; local government buildings, soft drink distributors, beer distributors, small town banks, surgical tool manufacturing facilities, resorts, retirement communities, many private and public schools (too many to count), and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (Remember TJ's attic?).  We have had … Continue reading Dear FortiRu; An Open Letter of Affection, Disappointment, and Encouragement

NETSCOUT LinkRunner G2; Part 2, Hittin The Switches

The LinkRunner G2 doesn't disappoint when it comes to features.  A few taps and you have the ability to gather detailed information about your network infrastructure without even opening an SSH session or a door to a network closet. A quick tap of the NETSCOUT icon in the center of the bottom part of the … Continue reading NETSCOUT LinkRunner G2; Part 2, Hittin The Switches

NETSCOUT LinkRunner G2; Part 1, Nuts and Bolts

This post will be the first of a few showcasing several of the great new features that NETSCOUT has given to us via their brand new LinkRunner G2. Building on an already solid foundation, NETSCOUT has recently released the next variation of the LinkRunner rich with new features, all running on Android.  Many of the … Continue reading NETSCOUT LinkRunner G2; Part 1, Nuts and Bolts

NETSCOUT – Nuthin’ But a G(2) Thang

A few weeks ago at Mobility Field Day 2 I was afforded the opportunity to listen to a presentation from the fine people of NETSCOUT (all capitals because that is how Kendall Hershey told me it should be).  It was somewhat of a reunion for Brennan, Rob, and myself as we had established a relationship … Continue reading NETSCOUT – Nuthin’ But a G(2) Thang

Through the Mist; Predictable, Reliable, and Measurable Wifi from Mist Systems

I recently had the opportunity to listen to a presentation from Mist Systems at Mobility Field Day 2 in San Jose.  At first glance/listen Mist might sound like just another controller-less "cloud" wifi solution that touts a shiny dashboard and user analytics.  They even toss around trendy new buzzwords such as "AI" and "machine learning."  … Continue reading Through the Mist; Predictable, Reliable, and Measurable Wifi from Mist Systems