Pronto Networks deploys fully secure WiFi at VIT Campus

Sets design excellence standard by successfully installing its UniFi WiFi Operating Support System for the 250 acre education campus

Bangalore, May 4, 2009: Pronto Networks has now made secure campus WiFi networks in India a reality. The company has successfully installed its UniFi OSS (Operation Support System) in the 250 acre campus of VIT (Vellore Institute of Technology). Situated in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, VIT is one of India’s leading technology colleges with a student strength of 13,500.

According to Jasbir Singh, CEO, Pronto Networks, “Pronto Networks stepped in with its customizable wireless network package, a solution which includes subscriber provisioning, authentication and billing. By successful deployment of our solution at VIT, we have provided a reference design and an excellent case study for educational campuses across India.” The Pronto UniFi OSS and Pronto Service Gateway (PSG) installed at the campus, provide a network that is fully equipped against external security threats.

Srikanth P, CEO, Vellore Online Systems, shares, “Pronto Networks’ OSS meets our requirements of security, bandwidth management and billing. Its differentiators in security are its advanced features such as CALEA (Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Agencies), which helps in user-specific tracking of URLs visited and UniFi Inspect, which prepares user-friendly reports of browsing trends. The demand for such secure WiFi networks in India was highlighted after the network security breaches done by extremists in the terror attacks in Mumbai, India’s financial capital.”

Pronto Networks’ solution adheres to the security guidelines set by the Indian Ministry of IT & Communications [Note:1], post the Mumbai Terror attacks in Nov 2008.

About Pronto Networks - Pronto Networks, based in Pleasanton, California, provides a carrier-class Operation Support System (OSS) that enables service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively provision, deploy and manage large-scale, broadband wireless networks. Pronto Networks is funded by BV Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and the Intel Communications Fund. Pronto Networks was recently named to the AlwaysOn List of Top 100 Private Companies for the third consecutive year. In 2003, the company received Wired Magazine's Top 25 Wi-Fi Companies to Watch and Computerworld's Innovative Technology Awards. For more information about Pronto Networks, visit www.prontonetworks.com.

About VIT - One of India’s leading technology colleges, VIT is a deemed University, established under Government of India guidelines. VIT is the first educational institution in India to get international accreditations for its programs. VIT University was founded in 1984 as a self-financing institution known as Vellore Engineering College (VEC). The University was established with the aim of providing quality higher education at par with international standards.

Note 1:  Compliance with Instructions under the UASL/CMTS/BASIC Service Licence regarding provision of Wi-Fi Internet service under de-licensed frequency band (No 842-725/2005-VAS), dated 23.02.2009


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