Extreme Networks delivers the best-in-class solution for small distributed businesses – including retail, convenience stores, gas stations, and quick-service food franchises.
Extreme currently has tens of thousands of locations actively running our solutions over the cloud. With ExtremeCloud IQ, your organization is equipped with:
- Flexibility: fits your business and environment needs; public, private, local, or hybrid.
- Agility: continuous innovation and delivery at scale.
- Security: built for the most risk-sensitive environments and conditions.
- Breadth: end-to-end network architecture that grows with business needs.
- Depth: best of breed technology that delivers management, intelligence, and assurance.
- Quality: robust, always up platform with ML/AI driven automation, and ISO certified.
3 IT Things that Should Matter to You & Your Business
When evaluating cloud networking solutions for your retail environment, ask if your network vendor can support the following:
- ISO 27001 Certified 3rd Generation Cloud Technology
- 3rd generation cloud legacy cloud platform; 11 – 9’s reliability, data durability in a data-driven society
- Implement microservices architecture vs. server and controller hardware
- Cloud provider agnostic; compatible with Google, Microsoft, and other software providers
- Easily deploy a new network in minutes, without dedicated IT resources onsite
- Scale elastically and automatically as you grow in users and devices, without a reduction in response time or quality of services.
- Demonstrate resiliency; if a configuration change causes an issue to a device, the change is rolled back automatically
- Implement and enforce new features in days – not weeks or months
- Better Network Architecture and Better License
- Choose from options in the consolidated package: enterprise-grade routers, switches, and access points all managed from one place
- Introduce intelligence at the edge in each device, with retail-centric analytics.
- Install site-survivable WLAN; if you lose your WAN, Extreme stays up and operational
- Experience flexible licensing
– Cloud subscription is feature-rich with AI/ML, API, and analytics
– Customers see value in our very simple licensing structure
– All features and TAC support are covered with one subscription
– If you miss a payment for a subscription, you and your network stay up
- Secure & Simple Networking
- Private Client Groups (PCG) used in conjunction with Extreme’s Private Pre-Shared Key (PPSK) technology delivers a unique, secure, and simple to manage micro-segmentation networking capability.
- Provide each mobile device its own privacy key which can be distributed via a captive portal, mass pre-configuration, or via custom onboarding applications. If a key is compromised, you can disable this key and not affect the rest of the users
- Simplify security for any mobile device – 802.1X level user authentication identity without the need to configure RADIUS servers, EAP settings, certificates, etc.
- Implement an ideal security solution for encrypted guest access, BYOD devices, and IoT devices
If you would like to learn more about cloud, check out Why ExtremeCloud IQ for Retail; to explore our curated ‘store in a box’ packages for retail, designed to meet the unique IT requirements of retail businesses, visit our Extreme Retail Select landing page.