The must-have OLAN features can be grouped in three (3) imperative categories:

  • Security - things like port isolation, port security, IEEE 802.1x and network access control integration, E911 solutions and publicly available system and security test results

  • Ease of use / operational efficiencies - true plug-n-play provisioning, link layer discovery protocol, support of MAC OUI based profiles and interoperating with many different services from many different vendors, like Dante’s audio over IP

  • Mission-critical / reliability - Feature such as geo-redundant OLT protection are tremendously important in an enterprise network