The latest Xirrus EasyPass feature adds new functionality that lets schools and businesses integrate wi-fi network access with Google application ecosystem.
The Google integration for Easy Pass gives schools and businesses a simple way to secure access to their networks leveraging the cloud-based Google authentication system they are already using.
Students and teachers can now use their Google credentials to log on to a school’s wireless network, thanks to a new offering from WiFi provider Xirrus.
Companies like Xirrus make this new, more flexible kind of healthcare possible with Wi-Fi technologies designed for the caregiving environment.
On the heels of Brocade Communications' news that it plans to acquire Ruckus Wireless for an estimated $1.2 billion, wireless vendor Xirrus sounded off on the acquisition, market consolidation and the buy's impact on channel partners.
Cisco offers a web-based device-management tool for its software-based routers, and Xirrus offers companies software that enables them to share their Wi-Fi networks with visitors in a secure way.
Since the acquisition of Meraki by Cisco and Aruba by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the number of independent Wi-Fi suppliers has winnowed down to very few firms, with Aerohive and Xirrus among them.
The acquisition attracted praise from the industry. Shane Buckley, CEO of Ruckus competitor Xirrus, said: "This move by Brocade confirms our view that enterprise infrastructure vendors recognize the value of developing wireless capabilities as their customers migrate to mobile and embrace BYOD."
When education and business mix with recreation on the same network, it creates fundamental challenges with network capacity.