System Director

Air Traffic Control

Air Traffic Control

This fundamental technology governs all traffic on the WLAN, managing the transmissions that devices send and receive — not just the ones they receive, like in a traditional Wi-Fi network. Awareness of transmissions from both the device and access point prevents system overload, ensures optimal performance, and alerts you to security threats before they do damage.

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Virtual Cell

Virtual Cell

Unlike traditional Wi-Fi networks where devices chaotically fluctuate between dozens, even hundreds, of access points, System Director creates a single, seamless Virtual Cell. Which means devices see one virtualized point of access for the entire network — allowing System Director to manage connections without roaming or disruptive handoffs.

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Channel Layering

Channel Layering

System Director allows you to deploy multiple channel layers in the same area that operate independently. Like stacked Ethernet switches, you can layer additional Virtual Cells to increase capacity while isolating certain device types or applications.

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Virtual Port

Virtual Port

Each device within the Virtual Cell gets its own private link — a Virtual Port — that it carries throughout the environment. This allows System Director to identify the specific needs of each device and intelligently distribute wireless resources network-wide.

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Paired with our controllers and access points, System Director fundamentally changes the Wi-Fi environment as we know it. Meru has created a virtualized wireless LAN that puts the network in control instead of the device to intelligently monitor, manage, and direct wireless traffic.

The Advantage of our Network in Control

  • Reliable: Switch-like wireless performance
  • Scalable: Independent channel layering
  • Predictable: Proactive management, security, and diagnostics

System Director Key Capabilities

System Director

A wealth of advancements to unlock the true potential of enterprise Wi-Fi.

Application-Aware Wireless

System Director analyzes traffic passing through the system, identifies different application flows, then configures network resources and policies to optimize delivery for every application, providing reliable quality of service to every user.

Multi-Layer Security

Every Meru network is defended by complete wireless intrusion detection and prevention, the latest wireless link level security and comprehensive measures at each protocol layer. System Director also provides a per-user firewall, enabling customized security rules by user, class of user, or application.

Flexible Network Deployment

System Director allows Meru virtualized wireless LAN to integrate seamlessly into existing enterprise networks. Meru controllers and access points can be installed anywhere, with communication between controller and AP at layer 2 or layer 3 to match the design of the wired network. For branch office networks, data traffic can be tunneled back to a central controller or bridged directly from the remote location, whichever best suits the needs of the enterprise.

Optional Application Modules

System Director runs multiple application modules that are licensed separately

Policy Enforcement Module

Extends wireless security, giving IT the ability to authorize, segregate and control all wireless traffic.

Voice Services Module

Adds advanced telephony features required by large enterprises that rely on voice systems using VoIP. System Director supports SIP over TCP which is required by the latest unified communications platforms.

Redundancy Module

Provides high availability at the system level by offering controller redundancy. With N+1 redundancy, one controller can act as backup for many, ensuring cost-effective continuity in case of controller or back-end network failure.