Meru expands security capabilities with acquisition of Identity Networks

September 9, 2011 – Meru Networks, Inc., a pioneer in 802.11n wireless LAN, has announced that it has acquired Identity Networks, provider of the industry’s most complete secure guest and device access management solution. Through the acquisition, Meru customers can easily 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 has been used across the Meru installed base as an integrated, third-party security solution, and is proven to work in a variety of environments.  It provides simple provisioning capabilities and automatic notification services that give guests their access credentials by email or SMS. It also includes powerful reporting, auditing and customisation capabilities. The Identity Networks system is highly scalable, flexible and 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.

“Enterprises must provide secure, auditable access to hundreds, or even thousands of devices that enter the enterprise daily,” said Kamal Anand, senior vice president of Product Management. “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.  The addition of Identity Networks to the Meru family of security products builds upon our already strong security offerings, and provides another important component of overall network security.  These advancements are critical as we look forward to the all wireless enterprise of the future.”

About Meru Networks
Founded in 2002, Meru Networks develops and markets a virtualised wireless LAN solution that cost-effectively optimises the enterprise network to deliver the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility.  Meru’s solution represents an innovative approach to wireless networking that utilises virtualisation technology to create an intelligent and self-monitoring wireless network, and enables enterprises to migrate their business-critical applications from wired networks to wireless networks, and become all-wireless enterprises.  Meru’s solutions have been adopted in major industry vertical markets, including education, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail. Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit