Anytime, Anywhere, WLAN Monitoring and Troubleshooting
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AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer is the industry standard tool for mobile auditing and troubleshooting enterprise Wi-Fi networks. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer helps IT staff quickly solve end-user issues while automatically detecting security threats and wireless network vulnerabilities. The solution enables network managers to easily test and diagnose dozens of common wireless performance issues including throughput issues, connectivity issues, device conflicts and signal multipath problems. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer includes a full compliance reporting engine, which automatically maps collected network information to requirements for compliance with policy and industry regulations.
AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer is available in “Express” and “PRO” versions. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Express provides the core building blocks of Wi-Fi troubleshooting and auditing with the ability to see devices, automatically identify common problems and physically locate specific devices. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO significantly extends all the capabilities found in the Express version and adds many more to provide a Wi-Fi tool to solve virtually any type of performance, security or reporting challenge in the field.
AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer’s dashboard provides a live snapshot into the overall health of the WLAN network and helps users focus on top issues that need immediate attention to ensure maximized WLAN security and performance. Users are powered with a variety of charts, including ones for channel utilization, top talkers in the network, WLAN interference levels, mis-matched configurations, overloaded APs, security and performance problems, etc. Users can drill down for deeper investigation into WLAN statistics for every device, channel and wireless frame. Note: Some charts may not be available in the Express version.
The AirWISE® engine automatically detects the root cause of dozens of WLAN issues across the spectrum AirWISE® eliminates the need for users to manually interpret complex packet decodes and wireless data by taking the proactive role of identifying and explaining more than hundreds of threats and performance issues before they impact the network. The user-friendly AirWISE® interface explains alarms in straightforward details, provides access to additional diagnostic data,and offers advice on corrective actions.
AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer automatically detects and alerts the user to dozens of wireless intrusions, penetration attempts and hacking strategies including rogue devices, “stumbler tools”, devices sending unencrypted data and a host of potentially damaging security configurations. These proactive measures enable IT to take corrective action before a problem occurs. The PRO version additionally detects sophisticated wireless attacks against the network. The AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Find tool locks onto rogue or policy violating APs or stations and guides the user to their physical location.
Even the most secure network will fail to meet its objectives if it does not reliably meet the demands of network users. Furthermore, certain performance issues can escalate and open up the network to unknown risks. For this reason, AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer includes over 50 alerts to identify an entire range of performance issues including traffic patterns, bandwidth utilization, device configuration issues and infrastructure or hardware failures or resets.
AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer provides in-depth frame statistics for every channel and device operating in the spectrum. With the channel utilization and throughput trending graphs, users can solve many of the issues that lower the overall performance of the WLAN network. Users can view trending graphs for signal strength, noise, frames, errors, retries, bandwidth and many more for every WLAN channel and device. These valuable graphs provide critical pointers to issues that are influencing the WLAN network performance. For example, graphs for packet retry and error rates reveal areas where WLAN communications are failing. On AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer’s Decode Screen, users can view and analyze a list of real-time packets including management frames for 802.11ac packets, and also includes support for monitoring upper-layer protocols. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer gives users the option to apply a filter in order to isolate particular packets of interest, based on a specific channel, SSID, node, IP address, or type of frame WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK encrypted packets can be decrypted. With the multi-adapter support in AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO, users can monitor multiple channels simultaneously using individual adapters inserted into the same PC.
For 802.11n networks, AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer users can monitor and troubleshoot Wi-Fi devices that employ three spatial streams and deliver performance at data rates up to 450 Mbps.
AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO leverages support for multiple WLAN adapters plugged into the computer to troubleshoot client roaming problems – one of IT staff’s most commonly reported problems for WLAN networks. Smooth coordinated client roaming is key to providing users with the mobility and seamless connectivity expected from a wireless deployment, for any application, including data, voice and video.
AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer provides advanced details on all roaming transactions for any WLAN client including stations, phones, and handheld scanners. Users are powered with AirWISE® expertise to get detailed reasons for the roaming event taking place, device and channel parameters that influence the roam, and visibility into whether the roam was good or not.
For VoWLAN phones, users can monitor voice delays and other statistics as the phone roams from one AP to another in the middle of a conversation. The application provides VoFi-specific data (such as WiMOS, Signal Strength, etc.) leading up to the attempt, and packet transmission rates for the conversation. With this root cause analysis on roaming problems, users can minimize the likelihood of any roaming problems recurring in the WLAN network.
AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO includes a suite of active troubleshooting tools are available at the user’s fingertips to quickly pinpoint and solve wireless network problems. This includes users not being able to connect to the network, users experiencing slower connections to the network or WLAN applications, 802.11n mis-configurations, traffic/infrastructure overloads, hardware failures, roaming problems, multipath interference problems and more.
AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO presents an intuitive interface to quickly perform ping, trace, FTP, HTTP, web portal authentication as well as multimedia tests in order to determine the state of the connection. A variety of metrics including average delay, round trip time and lost packets are provided to the user. HTTP, FTP and ping tests can be performed in a concurrent fashion for multiple destinations.
Wi-Fi interference occurs due to co-channel/adjacent channel interference from the corporate or neighbor’s WLAN, hidden nodes in the environment or non Wi-Fi devices operating in the 802.11 band. AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer’s interference status indicator lists the overall interference status for each Wi-Fi channel, calculated based on the Wi-Fi interference score for the devices contributing to the interference; a list of hidden nodes and non Wi-Fi devices (non Wi-Fi detection requires AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO and RF spectrum analyzers installed on the same machine) operating in the channel. This enables users to plan future Wi-Fi deployments or modify their existing deployment to increase network performance.
AirMagnet-WiFi Analyzer PRO’s integrated reporter makes it easy to turn Wi-Fi analysis sessions into professional customized reports. Choose from a library of pre-built reports or generate targeted reports by selecting specific items of interest from the user interface. Reports cover all areas of management including RF statistics, channel reports, device reports, security/performance issue reports and compliance reports for a variety of regulatory standards including HIPAA, PCI, SOX and more. Reports provide a step-by-step pass/fail assessment of each section of the standard.
AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO allows IT professionals to troubleshoot wireless problems at remote locations faster by avoiding costly “truck rolls". By connecting to a hardware sensor that monitors the WLAN environment at the remote site, IT staff can asses state of WLAN network, track utilization and bandwidth, view real-time decodes, troubleshoot user connectivity and performance problems without leaving their desks.
Note: Some features are not available in this mode.
AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO instantly detects and classifies smart phones and tablets that connect to the network. This capability allows IT professionals to authorize these devices, quickly troubleshoot and resolve issues caused by these devices as well as determine performance and security impact to the WLAN network. For example, user can very quickly see rogue smart devices that connect to the network, and determine whether aspecific smart device is consuming a lot of bandwidth by accessing the Top Talkers graph in the dashboard.
|AM/A1150||AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO|
|AM/B1170||AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Express|
|AM/A1173-UGD||Upgrade Module from Express to PRO|
|AM/B4070||AirMagnet Spectrum XT (optional)|
|AM/C1090||AirMagnet Multi-adapter kit for WiFi Analyzer (US, World Mode and Japan versions available)|
|A5225||Sensor with internal antenna, 802.11n, dedicated spectrum analysis radio|
|A5220||Sensor with external antenna, 802.11n, dedicated spectrum analysis radio|
|AM/A5200||Sensor with external antenna, 802.11 A/B/G/N|
|AM/A 5205||Sensor with internal antenna, 802.11 A/B/G/N|
|A5031||Metal sensor mounting bracket with security lock option|
|A5231||Plastic sensor mounting bracket|
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BlueSafe Uses Fluke Networks’ AirMagnet Solutions to Help Organizations Throughout France Deploy High-Performance Wireless Networks
BlueSafe is one of the premier Wi-Fi system integrators in France. They help organizations achieve unified mobility by planning, deploying and managing wireless networks that meet business requirements for connectivity, application performance and security. As Wi-Fi networks continue to evolve and expand, and as a new generation of mobile devices hit the workplace, businesses are presented with a variety of new performance and security challenges. BlueSafe is responsible for helping these organizations address those challenges. To do this successfully, the company not only requires a set of solutions for accurately planning and deploying wireless networks, but that also enables the team to quickly troubleshoot, secure and monitor the wireless network.
BlueSafe selected Fluke Networks’ AirMagnet Survey and Planner, AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer, and AirMagnet Enterprise. These solutions give BlueSafe, and their customers, the ability to deploy high-performance wireless networks, and to secure and manage these networks once in service.
Ensure optimum performance when deploying and maintaining large, complex, mission-critical in-building wireless networks. Assess existing customer solutions, validate new wireless deployments, review, support, and troubleshoot deployed solutions.
With AirMagnet tools, the InnerWireless team is able to readily validate that deployed solutions continue operating to spec, and work with customers to quickly identify, troubleshoot and address physical-layer issues in their deployed solutions.
|Features||Basic Features in|
Express and PRO
|What More Can|
You Do in PRO?
|See Wi-Fi Devices|
|Automated Analysis - Network and Security Problems|
|Active Troubleshooting Tools||Complete suite of 16 active testing and troubleshooting tools including:|
|Wi-Fi Traffic and Device Analysis|
|Summary and Reporting|
|On-site/off-site Troubleshooting capability|
Note: Capture to disk capability, Roaming Analysis, Compliance Reports are disabled. Diagnostic and 802.11n tools are the only WiFi tools supported in this mode.
The installation and operation of AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer (software-only) requires separate hardware with one of the following minimum system requirements below.
Users need to attach the Velcro base (supplied with the directional antenna package) to the laptop and connect it to the AirMagnet card and start analyzing the wireless environment in the specific area.
Note: Supported only on Ubiquiti SRC 300mW MMCX