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Meru Networks (MEG) Education-Grade Wireless Solution Featuring Identity Manager Chosen By Cologne Business School

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Meru Networks, a market leader in the development of mobile access and virtualized Wi-Fi solutions, announced that the Cologne Business School (NYSE:CBS) has chosen to deploy a campus wide Meru Education-Grade (MEG™) Wi-Fi network in an effort to address a continuing increase in device density and network traffic on campus. The new network will feature Identity Manager, Meru's industry-leading guest access solution.

"With the Meru WLAN system we have installed a solution that really meets our needs - particularly with regard to heterogeneity and user density," said Guido Lokietek, head of the IT department at CBS. "As a result of the faster distribution of new policies, network management has also become easier. In addition, the monitoring feature provides us with a detailed insight into the wireless network load by means of information such as throughput and number of users."

Currently supported by system integrator AXIANS, CBS was seeking a new wireless system to replace its existing system, which had begun to produce congestion and slow transmission speeds due to technical limitations. The IT department at CBS staged a test to determine the optimum platform for its next wireless network. The test consisted of 80 people in the college's largest auditorium downloading a two gigabyte file on their end devices at the same time. The test concluded that the MEG WLAN platform from Meru was the best solution.

Visitors to CBS also benefit from the new wireless solution, as Meru's Identity Manager Guest Connect guest access solution enables quick and easy onboarding for them and their devices. The feature also allows IT staff to focus on other items, as guest access no longer has to be manually set up via Microsoft Active Directory.

Meru's MEG platform is designed to solve colleges' and universities' BYOD issues and support their uninterrupted learning applications.

"Innovative colleges and universities such as Cologne Business School are increasingly looking to Meru's MEG platform to help them address device density and traffic growth," said Sarosh Vesuna, vice president and general manager of the education business unit at Meru. "Wi-Fi capacity challenges have become extremely common in higher education, and we continue to optimize our offering to help universities address them."

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