Few of the WLAN switch vendors initially had support for remote offices in the first versions of their products: It looks like they are addressing that market in upgrades and new releases. Last week, ReefEdge introduced its first WLAN switch product specifically geared toward organizations with 100 or more remote offices.
Yesterday, Airespace introduced an AP designed to be located in remote offices. The AP communicates with a switch at headquarters via the wide area network. The downside to this approach is that usually it means that absolutely everything including authentication and all traffic must travel back through the switch, which could be located far away.
New Airespace software provides location tracking for improved security. With the tool, IT managers can better find rogue APs and locate the source of attacks.