Allied Telesis targets SMB opportunities with an all-in-one wireless AP router

Sept. 26, 2023
The new TQ6702 GEN2-R combines the functionality of a Wi-Fi 6 access point and a secure VPN router.
Allied Telesis aims to simplify small business customer networks with its TQ6702 GEN2-R wireless AP router.

This device combines a Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) access point and a secure VPN router in an innovative LAN and WAN solution. The all-in-one design enables a simplified yet comprehensive network for small businesses or enterprises with multiple locations.

For rapid installation and automated network monitoring, the TQ6702 GEN2-R can be managed remotely by Vista Manager, Allied Telesis’s network automation and management platform.

A quick setup and automatic Wi-Fi tuning for hassle-free operation, combined with scannable QR-codes for easy guest connection enables greater ease of use. Additionally, the VPN router enables secure site-to-site connectivity and DPI Rule Sharing enables firewall rules to be configured and updated centrally and synchronized with all sites automatically.

The new AP router includes several other features:

·      Management: The ability to manage customer and staff Wi-Fi use with a captive portal, so new users are taken to a login page to authenticate before gaining online access.

·       Firewall: A zone-based firewall ensures secure Internet connectivity, protecting users’ online access and preventing business leaks.

·       Multi-site support: IPSec site-to-site VPNs connect branch locations to the head-office, while SSL/TLS remote worker VPNs allow secure access to digital business resources.

·       Backup: Automatic backup of all units using AMF Plus Network Automation, allowing plug-and-play replacement, and simplified visual management on the Vista Manager network map.

“We know how important it is for businesses of all sizes to keep costs down and technical operations as simple as possible,” said Rahul Gupta, CTO at Allied Telesis. “The TQ6702 GEN2-R router offers this simplicity with automated Wi-Fi management, easy VPN setup, and a powerful router with a firewall to protect a business.” He added, “Because it’s an all-in-one solution, everything is integrated and automated, so it runs itself.” 

AP clustering for small businesses and Allied Telesis’s Autonomous Wave Control (AWC) wireless controller for enterprises will be supported in an upcoming software release so that any sized operation can enjoy easy management and automatic wireless LAN optimization. 

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