Pronto Networks announces general availability of Cloud Managed Wi-Fi

Pronto Cloud Controller (PCC) simplifies remote configuration and management of large-scale Wi-Fi networks.

Sep. 15, 2014 – DELHI, India — Walnut Creek, CA and Bangalore — Pronto Networks, a leading provider of wireless technologies and carrier-class operations support systems (OSS) for managing large scale Wi-Fi networks, announced today the launch of Pronto Cloud Controller (PCC), a next generation cloud managed Wi-Fi solution specifically designed to meet the needs and requirements of the fast growing managed Wi-Fi market. The PCC pairs with a family of Pronto Intelligent Access Points for complete enterprise-grade WLAN management.

The first of its kind, Pronto Cloud Controller provides an intuitive solution that doesn’t sacrifice critical capabilities (i.e. performance, flexibility, management) while still meeting the budget of enterprise customers.

At the core of PCC is a cloud-based online portal built for organizations to mange and monetize their superior performance Wi-Fi. Pronto Cloud Controller simplifies setup and management of complicated networks by letting IT administrators upload and create large networks of wireless access points without setting up any on-premise controllers or spending on expensive data centers. Multi-site management for complex organization with multiple stakeholders is simplified with PCC’s robust tiered platform. With advanced monetization features, PCC stands above the crowd and provides every organization flexible tools to monetize their network like never before.

The flexible nature of Pronto Cloud Controller coupled with a full suite of monetization services makes it a perfect addition to channel partner’s portfolio. Whether our partner is deploying Pronto technology in shopping malls, managing public wireless access, running complex stadium & airport environments or cost conscious SME venues, PCC provides a full platform that transforms how the WiFi industry views network infrastructure by moving advertising, full login customization, network management, content filtering and much more straight to the cloud.

“Pronto is in the business of providing carrier class technologies. With the advent of Cloud, the scope of WLAN will change at its very core,” said Nandu Desai, CEO of Pronto Networks. “ When you merge industry leading services with flexible deployment and management, organizations will go beyond just managing networks to bring non traditional value to Wi-Fi networks.”

Benefits to the Customer
With this push to the cloud, customers benefit not only from advanced capabilities and a streamlined management process, but also from Pronto’s cost effective Wireless technologies. Enterprises often have tight budgets to create, centrally manage geographically dispersed environments. Pronto understands this and provides multiple hardware options and a pay as you go cloud model that ensures that clients aren’t paying unnecessarily, the total cost of ownership for a WLAN network has never been lower.

Benefits to Valued Added Resellers
Pronto Cloud empowers channel partners looking to become managed service providers (MSPs) with a cost effective solution that provides ongoing recurring revenue with minimal upfront investment. With our intuitive web dashboard, channel partners can navigate the in built functionality and easily manage networks themselves or pass off the tools to customers’ IT teams with minimal expertise.

Configured APs are built to operate even when the connection between the cloud and the PIAP is disrupted. When a PIAP device is plugged in for the first time, it sends a heartbeat to the PCC. PCC takes this opportunity to auto provision the PIAP with default configuration. Once auto-configured, PAIP continues to work even when the connection to Pronto Cloud controller is temporarily down. Channel partners benefit from this zero touch provisioning and can configure entire networks remotely. Ongoing management, monitoring of clients – associated & authenticated, device status, historical reporting and much more is seamless with the PCC portal, giving administrators robust tools at their fingertips.

Ongoing Management Simplified
VARs and PCC customers can enable additional locations and clone network policies easily. Log into the PCC dashboard to create/clone a new network, change any policies and manage the whole network and user workflow.

Pricing and Availability
The Pronto Cloud controller is priced on a yearly subscription basis per access point (for either a 1, 3 or 5 year subscription period), with 24/7 customer support included. PCC is a complete WLAN management service for existing Pronto or new Pronto deployments. Pronto PIAP and PCC is distributed in India by Airlink Wireless Pvt. Limited. (www.airlink.in)

About Pronto Networks

Pronto Networks is a leading global provider of software products and services for Wi-Fi Hotspots and WLAN networks. Pronto Networks’ solutions, products and services enable enterprises and operators to cost-effectively rollout and monetize all types of WLAN networks. Pronto Networks is headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, USA, with additional offices throughout US and India.

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Pronto Networks Inc.
1966 Tice Valley Blvd #411,
Walnut Creek, CA 94595, United States
www.prontonetworks.com
Tel: +1 925 860 6200, Fax: +1 267 873 8803, Email: info@prontonetworks.com

For Sales & Technical Queries:
India Distributor: Airlink Wireless Pvt. Limited
2nd Floor, AB-7
Safdarjung Enclave, Community Center, New Delhi 110029, India
www.airlink.in
Tel: +91 11 40581620, Email: sales@airlink.in