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Leapfrog Deploys Cloud-Based Wi-Fi Services with ADTRAN’s Virtual WLAN

  Leapfrog Deploys Cloud-Based Wi-Fi Services with ADTRAN’s Virtual WLAN

Managed service provider launches hosted Wi-Fi featuring extreme flexibility,
                           scalability and security

Business Wire

ATLANTA & HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- January 10, 2013

ADTRAN^®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), and Leapfrog Services, Inc., today jointly
announced that Leapfrog has launched a cloud-based hosted Wi-Fi service
utilizing the ADTRAN Bluesocket virtual WLAN (vWLAN®) solution. The
revolutionary software-based wireless solution centralizes control and
management of the WLAN on a hypervisor, making it possible to control wireless
access points from anywhere in the world. The innovative ADTRAN Bluesocket
vWLAN supports Leapfrog’s commitment to delivering exceptional cloud-based IT
solutions, management and support, enabling the company to offer customers
highly flexible, scalable and secure managed WLAN services.

As demand for highly-available wireless access in the enterprise continues to
grow, Leapfrog eagerly developed a hosted solution based on ADTRAN Bluesocket
vWLAN that enables customers to cost-effectively scale their wireless networks
to accommodate bandwidth-rich applications, higher throughput, more users and
devices, and wider mobility. Furthermore, customers can enjoy more flexibility
since the control function does not have to reside on the same LAN as the
access points—an important capability for hosted services and when businesses
need to efficiently offer and manage multi-site access for employees and
guests or public Wi-Fi. By centralizing management onto one cloud-based
controller, Leapfrog is able to significantly reduce complexity of wireless
network management.

Leapfrog customer Cousins Properties, Inc., a leading diversified real estate
company investing in office and retail development projects throughout the
Southeast, has chosen to rely on Leapfrog’s hosted WLAN service throughout
multiple Class A buildings. Cousins is committed to providing tenants and
guests complimentary high-performing wireless connectivity in all its
properties’ indoor and outdoor common areas. Since Cousins needed multi-site
connectivity, the solution was extremely appealing because they can deploy a
standardized solution across all locations without the need for a hardware
controller at each location and Leapfrog hosts the network management and
control from a centralized point at their NOC. Over the next 12 months,
Cousins will deploy access points (APs) that will serve thousands of users on
a daily basis.

“When selecting a wireless LAN platform, ADTRAN was an immediate contender
because the company is at the forefront of the vWLAN trend. Additionally, the
company continues to show a clear commitment to the channel and MSPs
specifically, offers a broad and robust product line that aligns well with our
existing strategy, and caters to our customers’ needs at a palatable price,”
said Emmett Hawkins, CTO for Leapfrog Services, Inc. “The ADTRAN Bluesocket
vWLAN offers Leapfrog the advanced diagnostic and LAN management utilities we
need to ensure high-availability, and because the solution is entirely
portable customers know they’re making a smart investment because they aren’t
locked in to a specific architecture or provider like with other cloud
controllers.”

“Cousins has built a reputation for innovative and sustainable developments,
and wireless communication has become an important part of today’s quality
standards,” said Dan Arnold, CIO for Cousins Properties, Inc. “Leapfrog’s
hosted Wi-Fi service, based on ADTRAN’s vWLAN platform, has provided us with
reliable, 24/7 connectivity which our tenants and guests expect. The centrally
managed Wi-Fi service enables us to put our wireless access in the hands of
Leapfrog’s IT experts, so we can focus on our core business objectives and
customers.”

“Leapfrog continues to be an innovator in the cloud and managed services
space, and we look forward to continuing our partnership to help customers
scale their networks for unprecedented growth,” said Todd Lattanzi, director
of product management for ADTRAN’s Enterprise Networks Division. “Through
these valued and strategic partnerships with resellers like Leapfrog, ADTRAN
is delivering the power of virtualization through advanced wireless network
solutions that offer increased performance, reliability, scalability,
efficiency and significant cost savings.”

About Leapfrog

Leapfrog Services, Inc. is a leader in the IT outsourcing, cloud and managed
services arenas, serving small and mid-size businesses around the world for
more than a decade. Relentlessly focused on delivering highly reliable,
responsive and productivity-enhancing services, Leapfrog continues to emerge
as the default choice for organizations looking to improve their IT
operations.From local servers to the cloud, from desktops to handhelds, from
the help desk to the boardroom, Leapfrog’s partnership approach delivers IT
services that are smarter, safer and more strategic, allowing you to leverage
your technology while optimizing your IT investment.Hop over to
www.ribbit.net to learn more.

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.

Contact:

Connect2 Communications for ADTRAN
Ashley Baster, 919-435-9112
ashley@connect2comm.com
 
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