WHAT IS SPLIT TUNNEL? HOW CAN IT BENEFIT YOUR NETWORK?
In many layer 3 AP deployments, network administrators choose to tunnel all of the network traffic back to the central controller for security purposes. However, this can consume a lot of unnecessary bandwidth and induce additional latency. With the split tunnel architecture of 4ipnet’s solution, management, authentication, and accounting traffic are tunneled from the APs to the controller, while the user data traffic is forwarded out locally to the Internet. Users will get the best network experience, and the Wi-Fi provider will also minimize consumed bandwidth without sacrificing authentication and management functionality.