Leapfrog Deploys Cloud-Based Wi-Fi Services with ADTRAN`s Virtual WLAN

Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:30am EST

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Managed service provider launches hosted Wi-Fi featuring extreme flexibility,
scalability and security
ATLANTA & HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(Business Wire)--
ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), and Leapfrog Services, Inc., today jointly
announced that Leapfrog has launched a cloud-based hosted Wi-Fi service
utilizing the ADTRAN 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 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-performing 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. 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 controllers." 

"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." 

About Leapfrog

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. 

About ADTRAN

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.

Connect2 Communications for ADTRAN
Ashley Baster, 919-435-9112
ashley@connect2comm.com

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