Meru Networks: Intelligent Wi-Fi Networks For The Enterprise

Bami Bastani, CEO
In the past decade and a half, businesses have radically changed the way they work, moving away from paper-based offices to digital workplaces, where every employee is connected to a mobile network at all times. Businesses today have to provide secure, swift and stable mobile networks that support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives, as more employees utilise their own computers, tablets and cell phones.

The IT systems that were installed in the early 2000’s were unable to deal with this change and frequently created nightmare of unreliable, isolated and above all insecure networks. The solution was clear to Dr. Vaduvur Bharghavan, the founder of Meru Networks. He realized that companies would ultimately need to operate entirely in wireless environments and that there was a need for an integrated wireless system that would rationalise a chaotic situation and give IT managers one less headache to worry about.

His vision led to the creation of Meru Networks, a company that creates and delivers intelligent wireless LAN solutions that enable seamless roaming and are very easy to deploy. The single-channel, Virtual Cell deployment option of the Meru MobileFLEX architecture eliminates the need for the costly and time-consuming site surveys and radio frequency channel planning required by all other WLAN vendors. Additionally, Meru can uniquely support context-aware layers, which provide isolated and secure channels dedicated to specific applications. Founded in January 2002, Meru Networks floated on NASDAQ in spring 2010 and has 391 employees worldwide. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, the company has offices in the UK, Scandinavia, Japan, China and India amongst others.
The philosophy behind the company’s rapid growth has been to design products with future developments in mind, to avoid costly retro fits, whilst the company is constantly looking to innovate. Meru holds patents for innovations in areas such as: Data Transmission, Wireless Security, Power-over Ethernet access, Flow Inspection, Wireless rate adaption and Signal-to-noise-ratio-based rate adaption.

The company offers products and solutions to organizations as diverse as hospitals, universities, and hospitality, amongst many others. Meru Networks adapts the solution it provides to the exact needs of the client rather than attempting to impose a one-size-fits-all model, so that the customer has something that they can depend upon.

Meru Wi-Fi ensures fair and reliable access to educational materials, applications, and online resources. Using the Meru Identity manager solution, IT departments one can onboard any user on any device quickly, easily, and securely, even when students bring their own devices and the whole school connects at once. Smooth, continuous connectivity is delivered to students and teachers, whether they’re sitting in class, walking to the library, or packing an auditorium for the school play.

The company offers comprehensive technical support to its global customer base. Meru Networks is committed to providing their customers with full support for 12 months after installation, with continued support contracts available. This can come in the form of 24/7 live online support or a visit from a technical engineer if needed. Additionally, the company regularly updates its software systems, which are freely available to customers.

With Meru, enterprises can become all wireless, smoothly migrating their business-critical applications from wired to wireless networks.

Company
Meru Networks

Headquarters
Sunnyvale, CA

Management
Bami Bastani, CEO

Description
Provider of virtualized wireless LAN solutions that optimize the enterprise network to deliver the performance, reliability, and operational simplicity of a wired network with the advantages of mobility