SOURCE: Bluesocket


April 14, 2011 15:10 ET

Kronos Launches Worldwide Deployment of Bluesocket's vWLAN

Global Offices of Leading Software Company Leverage the Scale, Reliability, and Security of the Industry's First WLAN With Virtualized Control

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - Bluesocket, the first and only provider of wireless networks with virtualized control, today announced that Kronos Incorporated, the leader in workforce management solutions, has launched a global rollout of Bluesocket's unique, award-winning vWLAN®, which brings the power of virtualization to the WLAN.

With a growing customer base that includes over half of the Fortune 1000 companies, Kronos® continues to expand its global reach serving customers in 60 countries. Kronos employs over 3,000 people who work in offices worldwide. Secure and reliable high-speed wireless connectivity is fundamental to the productivity of Kronos employees. Kronos selected Bluesocket's vWLAN solution to support a global transition to 802.11n and away from a controller-based solution.

"We needed a solution that would allow us to upgrade to 802.11n technology, accommodate the proliferation of devices hitting out network, and allow expansion cost-effectively and efficiently across remote sites," said Douglas Tamasanis, senior director of IT at Kronos.

With vWLAN, Kronos is taking advantage of security enforcement at the access point. Unwanted and undifferentiated traffic never enters the LAN. Kronos is also leveraging the unique scaling capability of vWLAN whereby one virtualized instance of the control function can support all of Kronos' access points worldwide. Finally, Kronos is deploying a vWLAN in a high availability arrangement for maximum reliability. The vWLAN control in Massachusetts operates in tandem with the vWLAN control in India in high availability mode.

Tamasanis continued, "Our remote office staff can authenticate at the edge of the network and the access point becomes the controller without having to send additional traffic back. This is ideal for security, ease of management and a seamless user experience. This is just one of the integrated features that vWLAN offers. We are excited about the potential of this new technology."

"With Bluesocket vWLAN in place, Kronos will never have to buy another expensive WLAN controller nor will Kronos be subject to the scale constraints of a WLAN controller," stated Chris Koeneman, vice president of sales and marketing at Bluesocket. "Virtualization is a beautiful thing."

About Kronos Incorporated:
Kronos is the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Tens of thousands of organizations in 60 countries -- including more than half of the Fortune 1000® -- use Kronos time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications. To learn how Kronos uniquely delivers complete automation and high-quality information in an easy-to-use solution, visit

About Bluesocket:
Bluesocket is a leading provider of secure, high-performance wireless networks for large enterprise customers. Bluesocket's award-winning, vWLAN is a breakthrough innovation that brings virtualization to the WLAN. Based on a distributed architecture and the industry's only "VMware Ready" wireless LAN solution, the vWLAN optimizes security, accelerates performance, enables mobility, and provides unmatched scalability. vWLAN is the first and only WLAN with virtual control. Over 3,000 customers in 47 countries rely on Bluesocket's innovations. Follow Bluesocket on Twitter @Bluesocket, become a fan on Facebook or subscribe to the BlueBlog. Learn more at

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