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September 12, 2011

Meru acquires Identity Networks

BYOD users to have secure, policy based, wired and wireless network access

By CBR Staff Writer

Meru Networks, a provider of 802.11n wireless LAN, has acquired Identity Networks, a provider of the secure guest and device access management offering.

With this acquisition, Meru is expected to enable customer to provide secure, policy based, wired and wireless network access for guests and employees that bring their own devices (BYOD) into the enterprise.

The Identity Networks product acts as integrated, third-party security offering across the Meru installed base, and works in a variety of environments.

It provides simple provisioning capabilities and automatic notification services that give guests their access credentials by email or SMS, as well as includes reporting, auditing and customisation capabilities.

The Identity Networks system decreases the IT burden of guest provisioning and management as guests can be given access by non-IT personnel such as reception and administrative staff members.

Meru senior vice president of Product Management Kamal Anand said enterprises must provide secure, auditable access to hundreds, or even thousands of devices that enter the enterprise daily.

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"Provisioning, managing and securing network access for guest and employee owned Wi-Fi devices can be a tedious and inefficient process — especially as the number and variety of devices multiplies within the environment," said Kamal Anand.

"The addition of Identity Networks to the Meru family of security products builds upon strong security offerings, and overall network security."

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