Logitech Selects Trapeze Networks For Its Worldwide Wireless Connectivity Needs
PLEASANTON, Calif. – June 14, 2004 – Trapeze Networks today announced that Logitech, a leading manufacturer of personal peripherals for PCs and console gaming systems, has standardized on Trapeze’s wireless local area network (WLAN) Mobility System for its worldwide business operations.
Logitech’s objective was to identify a wireless system that would properly address the company’s needs for best-in-class security and mobility while eliminating the complexities of planning and operating wireless networks. The company sought a next-generation enterprise-class wireless system and chose the Trapeze Networks Mobility System, because it met unique security requirements through a combination of strong authentication and encryption, Identity-Based Networking, and integrated planning, verification, deployment and management tools in the RingMaster Tool Suite.
“My goal is to give approximately 2000 office employees – whether they’re in Hong Kong, Switzerland or at our corporate headquarters in California, wireless access to the resources they need,” said Logitech chief technology officer Pierre-Olivier Monnier. “Instead of being treated as guests, employees using the wireless networks will have the same rights, permissions and privileges as on the wired office network. Trapeze’s Identity-Based Networking lets us do all that without changing our wired infrastructure.”
With Trapeze’s Identity-Based Networking, users log in to the network once and roam securely. No matter where they are, their personal or group access controls, permissions and roaming policies follow them. Users can be assigned to virtual private groups to isolate traffic and control access to resources. Authenticated users can move about the WLAN without disrupting applications, permitting the deployment of new services like voice over wireless IP (VoWIP).
“The Trapeze Mobility System provides excellent security and amazing tools that plan, configure and manage the air, while lowering the total cost of ownership. The Trapeze value proposition is extremely compelling,” continued Monnier.
Logitech’s initial implementation will deliver wireless coverage to 450 users in three headquarters buildings. After that, the company plans to roll out the Trapeze Mobility System in its large and medium offices throughout the world in order to supply a consistent set of wireless services to all employees. Trapeze Networks’ system-level approach along with its Identity-Based-Networking architecture and subnet roaming capabilities were all determining factors in Logitech’s choice to standardize on the Trapeze equipment.
Subnet roaming occurs when a user roams to a location where his virtual private group (VLAN or subnet) is not preconfigured, yet he experiences no change, an experience we come to expect as a result of seamless roaming provided by cellular telephone networks. Trapeze’s Identity-Based Networking architecture delivers the most efficient and pain free subnet roaming. Identity-Based Networking allows the Trapeze Mobility System to enforce network authorizations, including subnet membership, based on the user’s identity regardless of location.
“We believe that Trapeze offers a well-thought-out architecture that is extremely easy to administer,” concluded Monnier.
About Trapeze Networks
Trapeze Networks delivers the power of business applications and services to the mobile enterprise workforce. The company’s wireless LAN Mobility System enhances productivity, introduces new efficiencies, and accelerates business response time by delivering secure mobility for roaming users, sophisticated services for both users and IT, all while offering the lowest total cost of ownership of any WLAN infrastructure provider. Trapeze has been the recipient of seven industry awards in recognition of its product and technology strength. Founded in March 2002, Trapeze has raised $50 million in venture funding to date and is headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., U.S.A. For more information, please visit www.trapezenetworks.com