About the WiNG Software

Extreme Networks‘ WiNG operating system is the next generation in the evolution of WLAN architectures. This OS is designed to scale efficiently from the smallest networks to large, geographically dispersed deployments. The co-operative, distributed control plane innovation in the WiNG architecture offers a software-defined networking (SDN)-ready operating system that can distribute controller functionality to every access point in your network. Now, every access point is network aware, providing the intelligence required to truly unleash optimal performance, all wireless LAN infrastructure can work together to ensure every transmission is routed through the most efficient path, every time.

The WiNG OS brings you the resiliency of a standalone access point network without the vulnerability of a centralized controller, with advancements that take performance, reliability, security, scalability and manageability to a new level. The result? Maximum network uptime and security with minimal management. And true seamless and dependable mobility for your users.

WiNG OS advances the following technology:

Comprehensive Wi-Fi support - WiNG supports all Wi-Fi protocols, including 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, allowing you to create a cost-effective migration plan based on the needs of your business.

Extraordinary scalability - With WiNG, you can build any size network, from a small WLAN network in a single location to a large multi-site network that reaches all around the globe.

Extraordinary flexibility - No matter what type of infrastructure you deploy, WiNG OS delivers intelligence to all: standalone independent access points or adaptive access points that can be adopted by a controller but can switch to independent mode; virtual controllers; physical controllers in branch offices, the NOC (network operating center) or the cloud.

Distributed intelligence - WiNG distributes intelligence right to the network edge, empowering every controller and access point with the intelligence needed to be network-aware, able to identify and dynamically route traffic over the most efficient path available at that time.

Extraordinary network flexibility and site survivability - WiNG provides the best of both worlds: true hierarchical management that delivers a new level of management simplicity and resiliency by enabling controllers to adopt and manage other controllers and access points, while allowing adopted infrastructure to also stand on its own.

Gap-free security - When it comes to security, there can be no compromises. WiNG‘s comprehensive security capabilities keep your network and your data safe, ensuring compliance with PCI, HIPAA and other government and industry security regulations.

Connectivity for large indoor and outdoor spaces - In addition to enabling a robust indoor WLAN, our patented MeshConnex™ technology enables the extension of Wi-Fi networks to the largest of outdoor spaces from an expansive outdoor campus environment to an entire city.

Powerful centralized management - With WiNG you get complete control over every aspect of your WLAN. This single powerful windowpane enables zero touch infrastructure deployment, rich analytics that can help you recognize and correct brewing issues before they impact service quality and user connectivity, along with centralized and remote troubleshooting and issue resolution of the entire network.

Application visibility and control -

With WiNG you get visibility & control over layer-7 applications with an embedded Deep Packet Inspection DPI engine that inspects every flow of every user at the access point. The embedded DPI engine in the WiNG OS is capable of detecting and identifying thousands of applications real time. You can configure your access points to report this real-time, network statistics to the Extreme NSight. Network administrators can get in-depth insight into every dimension of the network including layer-7 application visibility, client devices, device & OS types and users. Administrators can discern, at a glance, the top applications by usage or by count at every level of the network from site level to access points and clients. In addition to detection, firewall and QoS policies can leverage the application context to enforce policies.