Basements, fall-out shelters and vaults, oh my! The average company might say, “no way,” but when this Department of Defense agency approached Force 3 about designing a wireless solution for their aging headquarters, we said, “bring it on.”
This Federal Agency had 1,000 people headquartered in a space originally built with a fall-out shelter and vault. The port capacity of their traditional wired local area network was so taxed that a wireless LAN had become a necessity. But how do you work around fall-out shelters and vaults, never mind meeting the DoD’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) security regulations as well as complying with
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)?
Based on the site surveys, the Force 3 team developed a detailed design for the wireless solution and determined the best locations for installing access points. After validating the architecture in Force 3’s Customer Innovation Center, we went to work, easily integrating the existing core network with a brand new wireless network.
Force 3 delivered a successful wireless system, including support for voice applications, in an environment that, quite frankly, wasn’t built to accept a wireless solution. We even stuck around to give a comprehensive, hands-on training for both users and IT administrators.
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