Meru Networks introduces Layer 3 architecture with zero-handoff, enabling zero-loss mobility across WLAN access points and IP subnets

June 21, 2004

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Recognizing the shortcomings of current wireless LAN (WLAN) mobility offerings, Meru Networks introduced today the industry's first Layer 3 architecture with Zero-handoff. Unlike other Layer 3 solutions, the Meru system does not force users to re-authenticate as they roam across access points (APs) and subnets. This approach enables users to experience the true benefits of wireless while maintaining a completely seamless and secure connection to important business resources, including latency-sensitive applications such as voice.

With this unique integration of capabilities, IT managers no longer need to compromise mobility for security; they can have both. The Meru system seamlessly integrates with the enterprise infrastructure to create a WLAN that delivers security, and application persistence across all APs, regardless of the boundaries created by wired LAN switches or routed subnets. In addition, Meru's Layer 3 architecture with Zero-handoff facilitates deployment and management by allowing the Meru Controller to plug-and-play anywhere on the network from the data center to the wiring closets.

"Until now, the problem of inter-AP handoff delays and re-authentication has crippled the deployment of mission-critical applications over WLANs and hampered the realization of any ROI from that WLAN," said Dr. Vaduvur Bharghavan, CTO of Meru Networks. "Only the Meru Virtual AP technology offers zero-handoffs for Layer 3 functionality. We don't side-step the handoff problem by pre-authenticating or caching security credentials; instead, we tackle it head on and we solve it."

Meru Networks Inc.

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