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Intro to Networking - UniFi Enterprise Networking Platform

Overview

The Ubiquiti UniFi system is an enterprise platform comprised of wired & wireless network devices, as well as a centrally-managed software controller, with hybrid support for secure, Cloud-hosted services. 

The family of UniFi enterprise technology features the latest network hardware at cost-disruptive prices, including 802.11ac, dual-band indoor/outdoor access points, high-throughput switches, and powerful security gateways.

Compared to other enterprise platforms, UniFi enables network administrators with a robust, all-in-one package to quickly setup, manage & monitor network devices—without any licensing costs or fees.

You can freely download and install the UniFi software to any Windows, Mac, or Linux machine.

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Multi-site management of network devices & users via the centralized UniFi Controller.

Controller Management

Once installed, you can quickly set up, monitor, and manage any number of UniFi network devices and users, whether located in one or thousands of private networks—all from a central control plane. Conveniently, the UniFi controller software loads in a simple, intuitive Graphic User Interface in your favorite web browser, there is no separate software, licensing, hosting, or support fee.

The UniFi Cloud Key is a powerful, miniaturized server running an instance of the latest UniFi Controller software, allowing users to bypass server setup for quick, out-of-the-box availability and easy local management.

And whether the UniFi Controller runs on your local PC, UniFi Cloud Key, or a virtualized server instance, you can also take advantage of Ubiquiti’s Hybrid Cloud technology—a secure, private Single Sign-On Cloud portal to centrally access and manage all of your UniFi server deployments from anywhere in the world. Available freely at unifi.ubnt.com, the Hybrid Cloud Dashboard allows you to monitor the status of your physical sites, including individual UniFi controllers from anywhere, at any time. 

With the Ubiquiti UniFi Elite hosting platform, a third-party hosted cloud service is not required, so all of your personal data and network information remains secure.

Enterprise Functionality

Within the UniFi Controller, admins manage independent, physical sites with unique network monitoring, configurations, maps, statistics, and admin accounts. An overview of the health of your enterprise networks appears within the UniFi Controller Dashboard, as well as comprehensive statistics, analytics, and other insightful data.

Use the UniFi Controller to configure and provision your UniFi APs, Switches, and Gateways with fundamental, industry-standard settings like VLANs, POE, and more, while also taking full advantage of proprietary Ubiquiti tools Wi-Fi Scanning, MultiLane-RF, and Deep Packet Inspection.

UniFi simplifies bandwidth controls, traffic-shaping, and network access policies for different users, such as Guests.

Additionally, the built-in UniFi Hotspot Portal tool provides users with a fully-customizable engine for web portal creation, Internet plan selection, and popular payment API integration.

Today, UniFi revolutionizes networking through cost-effective, feature-rich, enterprise software and hardware connecting the next billion users—to hear stories and case studies of real-world UniFi deployments, visit the Ubiquiti forum today.