|[January 10, 2013]
Leapfrog Deploys Cloud-Based Wi-Fi Services with ADTRAN's Virtual WLAN
ATLANTA & HUNTSVILLE, Ala. --(Business Wire)--
Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), and Leapfrog Services, Inc., today jointly
announced that Leapfrog has launched a cloud-based hosted Wi-Fi service
utilizing the ADTRAN (News - Alert) Bluesocket virtual WLAN (vWLAN®) solution. The
revolutionary software-based wireless solution centralizes control and
management of the WLAN on a hypervisor, making it possible to control
wireless access points from anywhere in the world. The innovative ADTRAN
Bluesocket (News - Alert) vWLAN supports Leapfrog's commitment to delivering
exceptional cloud-based IT solutions, management and support, enabling
the company to offer customers highly flexible, scalable and secure
managed WLAN services.
As demand for highly-available wireless access in the enterprise
continues to grow, Leapfrog eagerly developed a hosted solution based on
ADTRAN Bluesocket vWLAN that enables customers to cost-effectively scale
their wireless networks to accommodate bandwidth-rich applications,
higher throughput, more users and devices, and wider mobility.
Furthermore, customers can enjoy more flexibility since the control
function does not have to reside on the same LAN as the access points-an
important capability for hosted services and when businesses need to
efficiently offer and manage multi-site access for employees and guests
or public Wi-Fi. By centralizing management onto one cloud-based
controller, Leapfrog is able to significantly reduce complexity of
wireless network management.
Leapfrog customer Cousins Properties, Inc., a leading diversified real
estate company investing in office and retail development projects
throughout the Southeast, has chosen to rely on Leapfrog's hosted WLAN
service throughout multiple Class A buildings. Cousins is committed to
providing tenants and guests complimentary high-perfrming wireless
connectivity in all its properties' indoor and outdoor common areas.
Since Cousins needed multi-site connectivity, the solution was extremely
appealing because they can deploy a standardized solution across all
locations without the need for a hardware controller at each location
and Leapfrog hosts the network management and control from a centralized
point at their NOC (News - Alert). Over the next 12 months, Cousins will deploy access
points (APs) that will serve thousands of users on a daily basis.
"When selecting a wireless LAN platform, ADTRAN was an immediate
contender because the company is at the forefront of the vWLAN trend.
Additionally, the company continues to show a clear commitment to the
channel and MSPs specifically, offers a broad and robust product line
that aligns well with our existing strategy, and caters to our
customers' needs at a palatable price," said Emmett Hawkins, CTO for
Leapfrog Services, Inc. "The ADTRAN Bluesocket vWLAN offers Leapfrog the
advanced diagnostic and LAN management utilities we need to ensure
high-availability, and because the solution is entirely portable
customers know they're making a smart investment because they aren't
locked in to a specific architecture or provider like with other cloud
"Cousins has built a reputation for innovative and sustainable
developments, and wireless communication has become an important part of
today's quality standards," said Dan Arnold, CIO for Cousins Properties,
Inc. "Leapfrog's hosted Wi-Fi service, based on ADTRAN's vWLAN platform,
has provided us with reliable, 24/7 connectivity which our tenants and
guests expect. The centrally managed Wi-Fi service enables us to put our
wireless access in the hands of Leapfrog's IT experts, so we can focus
on our core business objectives and customers."
"Leapfrog continues to be an innovator in the cloud and managed services
space, and we look forward to continuing our partnership to help
customers scale their networks for unprecedented growth," said Todd
Lattanzi, director of product management for ADTRAN's Enterprise
Networks Division. "Through these valued and strategic partnerships with
resellers like Leapfrog, ADTRAN is delivering the power of
virtualization through advanced wireless network solutions that offer
increased performance, reliability, scalability, efficiency and
significant cost savings."
Leapfrog Services, Inc. is a leader in the IT outsourcing, cloud and
managed services arenas, serving small and mid-size businesses around
the world for more than a decade. Relentlessly focused on delivering
highly reliable, responsive and productivity-enhancing services,
Leapfrog continues to emerge as the default choice for organizations
looking to improve their IT operations. From local servers to the cloud,
from desktops to handhelds, from the help desk to the boardroom,
Leapfrog's partnership approach delivers IT services that are smarter,
safer and more strategic, allowing you to leverage your technology while
optimizing your IT investment. Hop over to www.ribbit.net
to learn more.
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and
communications equipment. ADTRAN's products enable voice, data, video
and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures.
ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private
enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users
worldwide. For more information, please visit www.adtran.com.
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