Atlanta Gas Light Deploys Roving Planet to Accelerate Wi-Fi Roll-Out
AGL Resources Secures and Manages Entire Wired and Wireless Data Infrastructure With Roving Planet
Westminster, CO, 01/25/2005 -- Roving Planet, a leading provider of integrated wireless LAN security and management solutions, today announced that AGL Resources, a regional energy holding company with operations throughout the southern United States, has installed Roving Planet’s integrated software suite to secure, manage and monitor its network infrastructure.
AGL Resources needed a comprehensive and scalable solution to quickly and securely deploy Wi-Fi to their field service centers, beginning with 32 locations in Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. Wi-Fi enables field service centers to capture meter readings and other critical operational data from service vehicles as they pull in. The data is then transferred to a central corporate database. With Roving Planet, service centers are rapidly configured with full, secure access to both hard-wired and wireless network resources. The AGL Resources IT team can centrally monitor network and security events across multiple service centers, with a privileged-based control framework that ensures an efficiently managed and secure network infrastructure.
“We realized that deploying wireless LANs at our field service centers would produce greater operational efficiencies, but the challenge was finding a single solution that could provide the centralized security and management features that were critical to this effort,” said Bill Dubray, Director of Telecommunications, AGL Resources. “Roving Planet met these requirements in a way that allowed us to securely scale our wireless LANs more quickly and efficiently than the solution we originally deployed at our headquarters building.”
“There were some key factors why AGL Resources selected us,” stated Greg Mesch, President and CEO of Roving Planet. “These include our ability to deliver centralized, secure management of wired and wireless networks, network monitoring and audit trails, and reports showing bandwidth utilization patterns.”
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Roving Planet - www.rovingplanet.com - solves the challenges of wireless LAN security and management with an approach that goes beyond merely managing wireless infrastructure configuration. Products from Roving Planet manage and secure distributed Wi-Fi networks, simplify authentication and access control, and provide correlated wireless LAN intelligence and executive reports, all from a single user console.
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