Wavelink delivers Extreme Networks solutions

Wavelink Logo Wavelink, a value added distributor of enterprise mobility and unified communications solutions, today announced an agreement with US-based software-driven networking company, Extreme Networks, to be a wireless mobility specialist for Extreme Networks solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

As part of the new agreement, Wavelink will have access to Extreme Networks’ full portfolio of solutions, including ExtremeWireless 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless LAN, the ExtremeSwitching range, and Extreme Networks’ acclaimed suite of network software including ExtremeAnalytics, ExtremeControl, and ExtremeManagement.

Ilan Rubin, Managing Director, Wavelink, said, “This new partnership gives Wavelink the ability to provide complete end-to-end network solutions to our resellers and their customers. Our focus to date has been solely on the supply of the wireless component of the network. Now, with the addition of Extreme Networks solutions, we can deliver a number of other network components, significantly increasing the value of the solution that our partners are delivering. There is significant overlap between Wavelink’s and Extreme’s target vertical markets such as healthcare, education, and manufacturing, creating additional synergies. We will not only be working on developing opportunities with our existing common partners, third party suppliers and end customers, but will also be expanding the Extreme offering to new resellers and end customers.

“Extreme Networks has been doing some fantastic work with its solutions, yet it is something of a well-kept secret in the region. Wavelink aims to assist in building greater recognition for the brand locally. We look forward to working closely with Extreme Networks’ strong local and regional teams to make this happen.”

John Boladian, Director of Channel Sales and Alliances, APAC, Extreme Networks, said,
“Extreme is thrilled to partner with Wavelink in a joint effort to grow the wireless voice and unified communications market in Australia and New Zealand. Wavelink shares Extreme’s dedication to growth and performance, as well as its passion for delivering seamless networking solutions across healthcare, education and manufacturing sectors. This partnership not only serves to deliver end-to-end networking solutions to Wavelink’s customers and resellers, but also to foster strong relationships with their channel partners through Extreme’s full portfolio of services.”

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About Wavelink
Wavelink specialises in the supply, marketing and support of a range of leading edge Enterprise Mobility and UC Solutions. Wavelink distributes a range of products from Spectralink, Fortinet, Extreme Networks, Digium, Lightspeed, Polycom and Purple WiFi. For more information please contact Wavelink on 1300 147 000.

About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven networking solutions that help IT departments everywhere deliver the ultimate business outcome: stronger connections with customers, partners and employees. Wired to wireless, desktop to datacenter, we go to extreme measures for our 20,000-plus customers in more than 80 countries, delivering 100% insourced support to organizations large and small, including some of the world’s leading names in business, education, government, healthcare, manufacturing and hospitality. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit Extreme’s website or call 1-888-257-3000.

Extreme Networks and the Extreme Networks logo are registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

Fluke 3000 FC Series Wireless DC Clamps improve productivity by instantly saving and sharing measurements without leaving the field

Fluke LogoJuly 1, 2015 – Fluke Corp. adds two new dc current clamps to the Fluke Connect® system of wireless test tools: the Fluke® a3003 FC Wireless DC Current Clamp and the a3004 FC Wireless DC 4-20 mA Current Clamp. Both fully-functional current clamps can wirelessly send measurements to Fluke Connect® enabled master units as well as the Fluke Connect® mobile app so users can view measurements from multiple devices simultaneously, review equipment history, and share measurements with other team members for faster troubleshooting.

The a3003 FC Wireless DC Current Clamp measures up to 2000 A dc making it ideal for very high dc current measurements typically found in utility and dc machine controller applications. It features a large jaw size (64 mm) for clamping around and measuring on large, high current conductors.

The a3004 FC Wireless DC 4-20mA Current Clamp measures 4 to 20 mA signals without breaking the loop so process control technicians can make accurate measurements without interrupting the workflow. It features a detachable clamp with extension cable for measurements in tight locations.

Both current clamps can record and store up to 65,000 measurements with the logging feature to isolate intermittent events or record fluctuations without even being there.
 
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Fluke Connect® System
The Fluke a3003 and a3004, along with more than 20 other Fluke tools, are part of the Fluke Connect® system — the world’s largest portfolio of connected tools. It allows technicians to make better and faster decisions by having access to maintenance records wherever they are working. The Fluke Connect® app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

For more information on the Fluke a3003 and a3004 Wireless DC Current Clamps visit: http://www.fluke.com/fluke/auen/products/clamp-meters.htm
 
For information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of the nearest Fluke distributor, contact Fluke Australia, Locked Box 5004, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, call (02) 8850-3333, fax (02) 8850 3300 or e-mail auinfo@fluke.com. Visit Fluke’s website at www.fluke.com.au.
 
About Fluke
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, and metrologists who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes.

Follow Fluke on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube or LinkedIn.

Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, visit the Fluke website.

New Fluke 805 FC Vibration Meter is the latest addition to Fluke Connect – the world’s largest wireless system of test and measurement tools

Fluke LogoMarch 3, 2015 – Fluke Corp. introduces the Fluke® 805 FC Vibration Meter, a portable multi-function vibration screening tool that provides quantifiable information on the bearing and overall health of motors and other rotating equipment, and shares that data in real time via Fluke Connect™. The Fluke 805 FC is ideal for frontline mechanical troubleshooting teams that need reliable and repeatable measurements of rotating equipment to make imperative go/no-go maintenance decisions.

Vibration screening is a critical part of motor maintenance and trending measurement data over time provides invaluable insight into long-term motor health. The 805 FC automatically saves vibration data wirelessly to Fluke Connect cloud storage so authorised team members can view all of the measurement data for each asset with the Fluke Connect app on their mobile devices before they leave the inspection site.

WithEquipmentLog™ technicians and managers can get all of their measurement data in one place to get the complete asset story. EquipmentLog history lets technicians assign measurements to specific equipment, creating a cloud-based history of all test measurement data (e.g. vibration, electrical, infrared images) for easy access during both troubleshooting and reliability maintenance.

Technicians can also share measurements with other team members in real time with ShareLive™ video calls to get approvals for repairs or get questions answered without leaving the field.

The handheld Fluke 805 FC measures overall vibration from 10 to 1,000 Hz and provides a four-level severity assessment for overall vibration and bearing condition. It detects peaks in the vibration signal readings of roller bearings from 4,000 Hz to 20,000 Hz, and uses a proprietary algorithm to interpret severity to determine if the bearing is going bad. It features an infrared sensor that automatically measures surface temperature and displays it along with the vibration reading for a broader understanding of machine health.

The 805 FC has a unique sensor tip design that minimises measurement variations caused by device angle or contact pressure. This reduces operator error and improves the accuracy and repeatability of quick vibration screening. The meter also provides a severity scale for both overall vibration and bearing condition readings, delivering more information than typical vibration pens.
 
Fluke Connect System
The 805 FC, along with more than 20 other Fluke tools, are part of the Fluke Connect system — the world’s largest portfolio of connected tools. It lets technicians to make better and faster decisions by having access to maintenance records wherever they are working. The Fluke Connect app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

For more information on the Fluke 805 FC Vibration Meter visit: http://www.fluke.com/fluke/auen/vibration-meters-and-laser-alignment-tools/fluke-805-vibration-meter.htm?PID=74298.

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Fluke Corporation
For information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of the nearest Fluke distributor, contact Fluke Australia, Locked Box 5004, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, call (02) 8850-3333, fax (02) 8850 3300 or e-mail auinfo@fluke.com. Visit Fluke’s website at www.fluke.com.au.

About Fluke
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, and metrologists who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes.

Follow Fluke on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube or LinkedIn.

Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, visit the Fluke website.

Fluke Networks makes dynamic responses to wireless threats and true “no-wireless” zones realities with new capabilities in AirMagnet Enterprise

Fluke NetworksFebruary 13, 2015 – Last year, hackers stole roughly 81.5 million records while carrying out more than 740 confirmed data breaches. Many of the attacks targeted household name brands, costing the global economy up to $575 billion annually*, and destroying consumer confidence—all while each company believed its data were secure. To combat this ever-growing threat, Fluke Networks has announced a major upgrade to its market-leading AirMagnet Enterprise wireless security solution.

With timely dynamic threat updates, location tracking and alerting of cellular or Wi-Fi devices, AirMagnet Enterprise is the first wireless intrusion detection and prevention (WIDS/WIPS) solution that lets enterprises and agencies enforce a 24×7 “no-wireless” zone. It also helps organisations meet stringent new PCI 3.0 compliance standards, includes a captive portal support for assuring guest wireless networks, and provides 802.11ac detection, location and blocking of rogue devices.

As mobile data, mobile devices and security breaches continue their stratospheric climb, the ability to immediately identify all rogue wireless activities, regardless of network type, and enforce a “no-wireless” zone is critical for organisations that deal with sensitive information and need to secure their vital data centres. AirMagnet Enterprise provides complete unified wireless (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and cellular (3G, 4G LTE, CDMA) spectrum security across the entire wireless network infrastructure.

David Coffin, CTO of Fluke Networks explains, “AirMagnet Enterprise’s improved event detection helps IT teams actively identify, locate and mitigate cellular and Wi-Fi security threats such as unauthorised cellular and Wi-Fi devices and jammers. It also enforces the implementation of a ‘wireless-free zone’. Security and network operations not only have to contend with the inherent dangers and performance impacts of BYOD on their networks, but also the very real risk of espionage, hacking and malicious attacks from inside or outside their corporate boundaries. AirMagnet Enterprise delivers powerful new security capabilities to help IT combat these evolving threats.”

How to mitigate the consequences of “good enough” wireless protection
No organisation deliberately ignores security threats, but many believe their precautions are “good enough.” They rely on the security features of access points or other wireless infrastructure components, which are incapable of detecting all types of threats across every channel. The good-enough approach presents several challenges—all of which can be overcome with AirMagnet Enterprise:

* Inadequate threat detection – Most access point security features perform only part-time scans of 44 standard Wi-Fi channels, when there are 201 non-standard extended channels where threats can hide. AirMagnet scans all 245 Wi-Fi channels, protects against more than 230 threats, and rapidly identifies and reacts to security and performance problems.

* Lengthy threat update cycles – Access point solutions require firmware updates to respond to new threats, often taking months to release. They also require downtime to install, creating significant security gaps. AirMagnet includes Dynamic Threat Update technology, which enables rapid response to new threat signatures (e.g., AirMagnet Enterprise was the first to provide threat protection for the Enterprise Honeypot AP threat in January 2015) often within 24 hours of identification.

* Limited Performance Reporting – Many wireless security solutions provide only cryptic reporting that’s hard to decipher before taking action increasing the burden on an already overloaded IT administrator. AirMagnet ‘s unique Automated Health Check (AHC) verifies the live client wireless environment for the entire WLAN connection path. It instantly pinpoints outages and slowdowns before users are affected, ultimately eliminating finger pointing and reducing time to resolution.

* Minimal forensic analysis – It’s not enough to know a security breach has occurred. IT teams need detailed forensics to identify the root cause and eliminate it fast. AirMagnet offers remote forensic packet capture at the point of event trigger, which eliminates costly truck rolls and helps IT teams rapidly analyse and archive the exact packet trace which caused the alarm.

* Hidden monitoring gaps – Many wireless environments comprise multiple access point types and incompatible security features, creating holes in what the IT team believes is a comprehensive security system. AirMagnet works in hybrid wireless architecture environments, which eliminates security gaps and integration issues between disparate access points.

AirMagnet Enterprise also helps organisations that access, store or transmit cardholder data (CHD) and personally identifiable information (PII) by meeting the latest PCI 3.0 regulatory requirements for penetration testing, which went into effect on January 1, 2015.

“As we’ve seen with recent attacks, companies risk long-term damage to their brand and reputation, as well as immediate lost productivity and revenue without thorough detection and mitigation of security threats,” said Coffin. “AirMagnet Enterprise gives organisations the most comprehensive set of wireless security monitoring and protection tools available for IT and security professionals to protect their respective organisations and their customers. Wireless is impossible to see – AirMagnet Enterprise makes our customers’ wireless networks protected and visible to them.”

For complete product details please visit the AirMagnet Enterprise page.

* Center for Strategic and international Studies, Net Losses: Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime, June 2014 http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/reports/rp-economic-impact-cybercrime2.pdf

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About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network test and monitoring solutions to speed the deployment and improve the performance of networks and applications. Leading enterprises and service providers trust Fluke Networks’ products and expertise to help solve today’s toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, mobility, unified communications and data centres. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit http://www.FlukeNetworks.com.

For additional information and updates, follow Fluke Networks on social media.
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Meru’s ‘Uninterrupted Care Network’ brings innovative multi-layered solution to healthcare Wi-Fi

March 5, 2013 – Meru Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:MERU), a leader in virtualised wireless LAN solutions, has announced the Meru ‘Uninterrupted Care Network’ (UCN), a new solution that enables hospitals to offer wireless support for a range of “Life-Critical,” “Mission-Critical” and “Consumer-Critical” devices and applications utilising a single wireless network. UCN assists hospitals’ efforts to improve patient safety, clinician productivity and patient satisfaction. It also helps hospitals meet requirements associated with Meaningful Use and address the stress placed on networks and IT departments by BYOD. UCN can be deployed as an overlay to existing wireless and wired networks and is designed to lower the costs and complexity of supporting “Life-Critical” devices and applications such as Wi-Fi-enabled telemetry.

“Our Point of Care Computing for Nursing 2012 Healthcare Study shows significant trends on how hospital nurses are using mobile solutions at point of care to streamline productivity, enhance patient safety and reduce the risk of medical errors,” said Gregg Malkary, founder and managing director of the Spyglass Consulting Group. “However, nurses often struggle with the quality and reliability of the wireless network. Meru’s Uninterrupted Care Network is designed to allow hospital IT to provide a more reliable and scalable wireless network within their facilities to support an increasing number of wireless users, devices and applications required at point of care.”

The Meru ‘Uninterrupted Care Network’
Meru’s UCN is able to create separate Wi-Fi channel layers. This allows hospitals to offer the benefits of mobility for Wi-Fi enabled “Life Critical” devices such as telemetry, and to help ensure reliable connectivity for those devices on their own dedicated wireless channel layers. As a result, patient monitoring is not interrupted if a nurse forgets to connect an Ethernet cable or if an Ethernet cable is inadvertently disconnected.

Three Layers of UCN
* Life Critical: One set of wireless channels can be dedicated for life critical applications and devices like smart infusion pumps and Wi-Fi enabled telemetry devices and for carrying wireless traffic only associated with these applications. Centralised monitoring conducted by Wi-Fi enabled devices is not only designed to improve clinician productivity, but may also help hospital in improving patient safety.
* Mission Critical: A second channel layer can be dedicated for “Mission Critical” applications and devices to provide reliable connectivity and QoS for mobile enterprise applications such as EMR, VoIP, Citirix based CPOE and barcode medicine administration. This is designed to improve clinician productivity and increase patient satisfaction (HCAHPS).
* Consumer Critical: UCN can also provide a “Consumer-Critical” layer, to enable patients to connect with friends and family using the Internet. Such family interaction has been shown to positively impact patient mood and treatment outcome, thus further improving patient satisfaction scores.

Meru’s UCN is built on top of Meru’s Wireless Virtualisation technology which is designed to enable constant connectivity, reliability and seamless mobility for mobile devices and applications like nurse call, voice communications and mobile carts even in harsh hospital RF environments. With Meru’s AirTime Fairness, each device gets access according to its need, thereby delivering predictable application performance.

Medical device vendors have gone to great lengths to equip their devices with the best radio transmission and receiver technology. Even so, the limitations of traditional microcell based Wi-Fi networks, combined with “Life-Critical” nature of such devices, have made it extremely difficult for healthcare facilities to leverage their investment in such Wi-Fi medical devices. Due to these limitations, Wi-Fi medical devices are often connected using Ethernet, which can decrease clinicians’ productivity.

“Meaningful Use” requirements are leading to greater adoption of technologies such as CPOE, barcode medication administration, VoIP and nurse-call communications. On the other hand “Value Based Purchasing” criterion include patient satisfaction scores (HCAHPS), which rely on technologies such as Unified Communications. Such mission critical technologies are used by highly mobile teams of clinicians, for whom a lack of pervasive and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity can significantly reduce productivity.

Personal devices such as tablets, smartphones and gaming systems brought into the hospital by patients’ families and friends are also of increasing importance to patient care and satisfaction. Happy, relaxed patients are often able to heal faster and generally have better experiences in medical facilities, lowering costs for providers and raising HCAHPS scores. These “Consumer-Critical” uses of the Wi-Fi network, which range from simple texting to streaming HD video from services like Netflix and Hulu and the use of videoconferencing applications like Facetime, were carefully considered in the development of UCN.

UCN Networked Services
Meru Identity Manager
Using Meru’s Identity Manager (IDM), hospitals can greatly simplify secure guest access and device provisioning on wireless networks, reducing IT workload and delivering a high-quality end-user experience. With IDM, clinicians can self-provision their tablets (BYOD) daily, with the tablets disconnecting themselves from the network when the doctors leave for home to provide patient data security.

Meru Service Assurance Manager
Using this software, you can proactively maintain high service levels for wireless applications without the need for overlay sensors. Service Assurance Manager automatically performs predictive health checks and can report issues often before end users are impacted. UCN’s Service Assurance capability can proactively notify administrators about latency problems as well as issues in the end-to-end network connectivity or detect Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi interference from devices such as microwave ovens that may impact the quality and reliability of the Wi-Fi network.

“Hospitals want to leverage Wi-Fi in improving patient safety, clinicians’ productivity, and patient satisfaction,” said Kamal Anand, senior vice president and general manager of the healthcare business unit at Meru. “With Meru’s channel layering technology, hospitals are able to provide consistent and reliable connectivity for such improvement initiatives.”

About Meru Networks

Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) designs, develops, and distributes virtualised wireless LAN solutions that provide enterprises with the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network with the advantages of mobility. Meru Networks eliminates the deficiencies of multichannel, client-controlled architectures with its innovative, single-channel, virtualised network architecture that easily handles device density and diversity. Meru wireless LAN solutions are deployed in major vertical industries including Fortune 500 businesses, education, hospitality, healthcare and retail supply chain. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements about Meru Networks expectations, hopes, plans, intentions, or strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding: the ability for hospitals to improve patient safety, clinician productivity and patient satisfaction by using Meru’s wireless solutions; the ability to help hospitals meet requirements associated with Meaningful Use; the ability to lower the costs and complexity of supporting wireless devices and applications such as Wi-Fi enabled telemetry; the ability for hospital information technology groups to provide a more reliable and scalable wireless network to support an increasing number of wireless users, devices and applications; the company’s ability to enable hospitals the ability to offer the benefits of mobility for Wi-Fi enabled “Life Critical” devices; the ability to deliver constant connectivity, reliability and seamless mobility for mobile devices and applications; the ability to perform predictive health checks and report issues before end users are impacted; the ability to improve quality of care and patient safety and increase staff productivity by maximising the value from connected medical devices and applications; and the ability to deliver consistent, reliable connectivity in high density environments and to limit interference. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialise or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in Meru Networks’ documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this news release are based on information available to Meru Networks as of the date hereof. Meru Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Meru Networks is a registered trademark of Meru Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

New Fluke CNX Wireless System simplifies troubleshooting

F-cnx-3000_71d_cNovember 8, 2012Fluke Corp. introduces the Fluke® CNX Wireless System, the first set of test tools that wirelessly connect multiple measurement modules and send simultaneous readings to a master device up to 20 metres away. The rugged, customisable tool set lets users choose various measurement modules based on their specific troubleshooting scenario.

At the core of the Fluke CNX Wireless System is a CAT III 1000 V / CAT IV 600 V multimeter with a screen that displays its readings along with live readings from up to three other measurement modules. For more complex troubleshooting, users can view live measurements from up to 10 modules simultaneously on a computer equipped with the CNX PC Adapter.

The modules, which include AC Voltage, AC Current Clamp, iFlex AC Current Clamp and K-Type Temperature units, can take live measurements or log up to 65,000 sets of data. Logged data can be saved to a computer in .csv format.

The Fluke CNX system lets users place modules in hazardous or awkward places and then watch the readings from a safe distance. For example, technicians can de-energise a panel, connect voltage or current modules to all three phases and close and re-energise the panel. The measurements can then be read outside the arc flash zone.

By leveraging the most common electrical test tool, the multimeter, the Fluke CNX system lets technicians extend their existing capabilities and skills, helping them meet market demand for more complex three-phase work without retraining on more complex test tools.

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Pricing and availability
The Fluke CNX Wireless System (3000-series models) is available to order now. For information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Fluke Australia, Locked Box 5004, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, call (02) 8850-3333, fax (02) 8850 3300, or e-mail sales@fluke.com.au. Visit Fluke’s website at www.fluke.com.au.

About Fluke
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, and metrologists who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes. Follow Fluke on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or LinkedIn.

Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, visit the Fluke website.

Haileybury school revamps wireless with Meru Networks

Wavelink LogoAugust 1, 2012 – Meru Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ:MERU), a leader in virtualised 802.11n enterprise wireless networking, today announced that Haileybury, one of the leading independent schools in Australia, has implemented a Meru Networks wireless LAN solution to support the school’s technology programme.

In August last year, Haileybury embarked on a new pilot technology program that would see over 1,000 iPads deployed, one to every staff member and every student at the Berwick campus from Year-5 to Year-11 and to every Year-9 student across the remaining two campuses in January 2012. If the pilot program is successful, the remaining campuses will roll out iPads to all 3,500 students.

With new iPads being rolled out, Haileybury had a requirement that their wireless network simply had to perform on day one of the new school year. A critical review of the school’s wireless infrastructure, which was installed 18-months before, was undertaken. The decision was made to replace the previous wireless solution, due to Haileybury’s serious concerns that it would not be capable of supporting either the density or diversity of devices and applications being deployed at the school.

“We did not have the confidence that our previous wireless infrastructure, which was only 18-months old, would support us to implement the school’s technology program. It became evident through our investigative process that the Meru Networks solution would enable us to do this.  Meru has delivered more than what was promised to us – it simply works,” said Charles Lloyd, Deputy ICT Manager at Haileybury.

The solution had to provide complete wireless access for all 3,500 students and staff at the school’s three campuses in Brighton, Berwick and Keysborough. The Meru solution encompassed multiple controllers, 382 access points, Meru’s Network Manager, as well as Meru’s Identity Manager with Smart Connect to manage the surge of wireless devices from students and staff that access the school network.

As part of its technology programme, the school uses a wide range of wireless devices including iPads, iPhones and notebooks, where Information and Communications Technology skills are developed progressively from the Early Learning Centre to Year-12.

“We are extremely pleased to be such an integral part of Haileybury’s technology programme,” said Adam Smith, Regional Sales Manager, Education at Meru Networks. “Our ability to deliver reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi in such dense and diverse Wi-Fi environments makes us a natural choice for schools. Our solutions are designed for simplicity and flexibility and Haileybury School is a prime example that demonstrates our ability to meet the demanding capacity requirements for wireless in school environments. In using Meru’s Identity Manager, Haileybury now also has greater control over their network while at the same time reducing the demands on the IT department.”

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About Meru Networks
Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) designs, develops, and distributes virtualised wireless LAN solutions that provide enterprises with the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network with the advantages of mobility. Meru Networks eliminates the deficiencies of multichannel, client-controlled architectures with its innovative, single-channel, virtualized network architecture that easily handles device density and diversity. Meru wireless LAN solutions are deployed in major vertical industries including Fortune 500 businesses, education, hospitality, healthcare and retail supply chain. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.

Fluke Networks’ enhances WLAN validation and troubleshooting capabilities of AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester

Fluke NetworksApril 12, 2012Fluke Networks has released version 2.0 of the software that powers its popular AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester, making it easier and faster for frontline technicians to troubleshoot today’s complex wireless LANs (WLAN) problems.

The Wi-Fi Tester features a new one-button AutoTest that automatically conducts critical wireless tests for interference, network quality and rogue access point (AP) detection to more quickly and consistently validate wireless network performance, and discover security threats and other issues impacting end-users.

In addition to the AutoTest feature, the AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester v2.0 also provides increased visibility of client devices, such as laptops and printers and lets users track them, making it easy to identify and solve wireless connectivity problems. It includes an onboard security configuration feature that lets users configure the tester on the fly to access secure networks, without having to use a PC.

Wayne Allen, program manager, Fluke Networks, said, “In just 18 months, Fluke Networks’ customers have made the AirCheck tester one of the industry’s premier Wi-Fi troubleshooting tools because of its ease-of-use.”

The new tester is now available worldwide and can be purchased from Fluke Networks channel partners. Existing owners can upgrade to the new features through a support contract.

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About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network test and monitoring solutions to speed the deployment and improve the performance of networks and applications. Leading enterprises and service providers trust Fluke Networks’ products and expertise to help solve today’s toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, mobility, unified communications and datacentres. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.flukenetworks.com/au.

Meru delivers simple, secure, enterprise-class remote access with AP110 access point

Wavelink LogoMarch 15, 2012 – Meru Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:MERU), has announced the availability of the AP110 access point, a new low-cost wireless and wired access solution for branch offices, telecommuters and mobile or travelling individuals. The Meru AP110 enables simple, secure, virtualised Wi-Fi access to corporate networks, applications and resources and eliminates the need for costly VPN infrastructure. The Meru AP110 reduces cost, provides broader connectivity options and gives IT simple control of network access and services for remote users.

“The Meru AP110 access point is ideal for enterprises with remote users who need access to data, voice and video applications,” said Kamal Anand, senior vice president of products for Meru. “The traditional definition of the datacentre is changing. Users demand access from a variety of devices, from a variety of locations—home offices, remote offices, hotels and other locations. Meru is dedicated to providing optimal connectivity and quality of service for these users and the IT departments that support them.”

Enterprise-class wireless access from any location
The Meru AP110 is a two-stream 802.11n wireless access point designed for data, voice, and video applications in off-site virtual office environments. The AP110 provides secure wireless access to the corporate network with easy plug and play, zero touch deployment capabilities. The AP110 is ideal for providing in-room access to corporate network resource in hotel rooms, private offices or remote locations making it possible for workers to be productive remotely. A wired port provides secure connectivity for a VoiP phone or other wired device.

The AP110 access point integrates seamlessly with Meru controllers, the System Director wireless operating system, and Meru management tools to enable enterprise-class wireless service. Built-in TLS-VPN encryption allows the AP110 to securely “tunnel back” to Meru System Director operating system in the corporate datacentre. System Director recognises the AP110 and controls it just as it controls other access points on the internal wireless network. The AP110 is high-performance and can support multiple high-bandwidth applications simultaneously, maximising productivity for remote users. The AP110 can support up to 10 devices simultaneously and is designed for minimal IT support, reducing expensive IT overhead for remote offices.

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About Meru Networks
Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) sells virtualised wireless LAN solutions that provide enterprises with the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network with the advantages of mobility. Meru’s innovative network-in-control architecture virtualises wireless access and produces an intelligent, self-monitoring WLAN. Moving to Meru lets enterprises migrate business-critical applications from wired networks to an all-wireless network able to handle the diversity and density of mobile communication devices. Meru’s unique “network-in-control” wireless architecture is used by all major vertical industries including Fortune 500 businesses, health care, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, and government. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and operates worldwide. Visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.

About Wavelink
Wavelink (www.wavelink.com.au) specialises in the supply, marketing and support of a range of leading edge business IP, wireless, communication and network security and access solutions. Wavelink distributes a range of products from Meru Networks, Polycom, Digium, Cisco, AirTight, Nomadix and Bradford Networks. For more information please contact Wavelink on 1300 147 000.

Fluke Networks releases new signature updates to protect against emerging wireless security threats and vulnerabilities

November 15, 2011Fluke Networks has announced the release of new threat signature updates for its AirMagnet Enterprise 9.0 wireless intrusion detection and prevention system (WIDS/WIPS).

The updates offer protection against wireless threats and vulnerabilities, including Karmetasploit and Apple’s new AirDrop feature.

By using its proprietary Dynamic Threat Update (DTU) technology, AirMagnet Enterprise offers the only wireless LAN (WLAN) security system on the market today that can quickly generate signature updates for immediate protection and automatically push them to customers without requiring scheduled downtime or additional IT resources.

Jesse Frankel, leader of the AirMagnet Intrusion Research Team, said, “Fluke Networks’ ability to immediately update against emerging threats is increasingly critical to both its enterprise and government customers given the growth in Wi-Fi networks and cybercrime.”

To help protect AirMagnet Enterprise customers against the changing WLAN vulnerabilities and threats, the following new signature updates have been released:

* AirDrop – Apple’s Mac OS® X Lion includes the new AirDrop feature that lets multiple users share files wirelessly, which can be a violation of company security policies, creating security risks that could result in protected data being easily transferred to unknown machines outside of the enterprise network, potentially leaving the network vulnerable to other active attacks.

* Karmetasploit – This is an aggressive man in the middle (MitM) style attack that tricks a client into associating with a device masquerading as an access point running KARMA. This lets a hacker do any number of the following: gain access to the client machine, capture passwords, harvest data and conduct a wide variety of application exploits.

* DHCP Starvation Attack – A DHCP starvation attack run from a wireless client can cause other clients to connect to a malicious network. Wireless guest networks and unencrypted commercial hotspots are especially vulnerable to this attack, which can lead to lost productivity or revenue.

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About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network test and monitoring solutions to speed the deployment and improve the performance of networks and applications. Leading enterprises and service providers trust Fluke Networks’ products and expertise to help solve today’s toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, mobility, unified communications and data centres. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.FlukeNetworks.com or call +61 2 8850 3333.