ADTRAN Upgrades Virtual WLAN Solution to Address Fast Growing Cloud-Hosted WLAN and Mobile Offload Services Markets

Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:30am EST

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Upgrade provides MSPs with new revenue opportunities and enterprises with
flexibility to best meet business needs
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(Business Wire)--
ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN) announces a major upgrade of its award-winning
Bluesocket virtual WLAN (vWLAN) software which consolidates and adds key
features targeted towards the growing market for hosted WLAN and mobile offload
services. The upgraded solution helps Managed Service Providers (MSPs) leverage
Bluesocket vWLAN to offer resale, managed WLAN or cloud-hosted WLAN services to
small, medium and large enterprise customers, while providing enterprises the
flexibility to migrate between deployment options. The enhanced vWLAN solution
also provides integrated support for mobile offload services - enabling MSPs to
generate additional revenue from existing WLAN deployments. In addition to these
features, the new vWLAN solution introduces capabilities for large
multi-national corporations to support subsidiaries as distinct business
entities with a complete separation of administrator access-rights, users and
policies. 

Built around the concept of flexibility, the new version of ADTRAN`s Bluesocket
vWLAN now enables both enterprises and MSPs to address various business models
and network needs all from one virtualized platform. MSPs can better target the
fast growing enterprise WLAN market with multiple options - resale, managed
services or cloud-hosted WLAN services. At the same time, the Bluesocket vWLAN
architecture offers enterprises the flexibility to choose the WLAN deployment
model that enables them to scale service as their business dictates, as well as
to smoothly migrate between the models. 

"BYOD adoption is increasing across enterprises resulting in a scramble to
upgrade wireless networks. At the same time IT budgets are being squeezed due to
economic uncertainty," said Mads Lillelund, general manager of ADTRAN`s
Bluesocket Business Group. "The new enhancements in our Bluesocket vWLAN
solution are breaking the current silos of resale and hosted WLAN with a
solution that offers enterprises the flexibility to choose the deployment
options that best meets their business needs. At the same time, the flexibility
of the solution allows MSPs to utilize the same vWLAN software to offer
multiple, revenue generating services - resale, managed or hosted WLAN services,
as well as mobile offload services to maximize revenues by partnering with
wireless carriers." 

The Bluesocket vWLAN`s unique architecture separates the control and management
plane from the data path, and moves it to the cloud. By centralizing the control
in addition to the management, network administrators have a complete view and
control of the entire network, not limited to a subset of managed devices. 

The latest release of Bluesocket vWLAN solution includes:

* Enhancements to the industry`s only hypervisor-based WLAN platform supporting
a multi-tenant function 
* Support for multiple administrators with multiple levels of access control
rights 
* Enhanced High-Availability features for improved system reliability 
* Increased storage time for user statistics up to 30 days 
* Enhanced reporting and alerts 
* Support for the expanded portfolio of Bluesocket 1900 series Access Points 
* Access to the administrator portal from any mobile device including iOS,
Android and Windows-based devices, and 
* Support for VMware ESXi 5.x.

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, Inc.
Ashley Baster, 919-435-9112
ashley@connect2comm.com

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