Zyxel expands Nebula cloud networking solutions for businesses

Zyxel has unveiled the latest version of Nebula, its cloud network solution for businesses, with strengthened features and six more compatible access points (APs).

The new Nebula offerings come with a wireless health monitor to automatically analyse and optimise the performance of connected access points.

“Simply informing administrators that an AP is struggling may be helpful, but it doesn’t actually resolve the underlying problem. This is where some competing cloud services fall short,” said Crowley Wu, VP of Zyxel’s Networking SBU. “Nebula’s monitoring feature works behind the scenes to identify and optimise underperforming APs, saving businesses both time and money.”

The integration of Facebook WiFi into Nebula’s captive portal options gives businesses large and small an array of powerful analytic and marketing tools. This also benefits the guests who can use their existing social media credentials to connect, meaning they won’t have to wander around asking for the password.

With the addition of six access points from the WAC6100 and WAC6500 series, including the latter’s outdoor models, Zyxel’s Nebula cloud family has grown to 34 devices. Each of the NebulaFlex Pro APs comes with a year-long subscription to the Professional Pack license.

“The one-year license is a great opportunity to get to know and appreciate the full scope of Zyxel’s cloud services,” Wu said. “For those already using these APs—or any NebulaFlex Pro device—the complimentary upgrade is an added bonus.”

The APs will also have tri-mode management functionality, giving users the freedom to switch between standalone, controller-managed, and Nebula cloud-managed modes.

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