MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, May 15, 2017 – Mojo Networks, a pioneer in Cognitive WiFi™, announced today that the company has received SOC 2 Type 1 and Type 2 attestation for security, availability, and confidentiality of the Mojo Cloud-managed WiFi solution. This establishes Mojo as the first cloud WiFi vendor to achieve such attestation for practices in cloud-based WiFi management applications.
The shared responsibility model for cloud security requires both data center security and application management security. When hosting applications in a third-party data center, the data center operator is responsible for physical security, environmental protection, and logical security (cybersecurity) up to the server boundary. Controls at the application layer are the responsibility of the cloud service provider. According to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Shared Responsibility Model: “While AWS manages security of the cloud, security in the cloud is the responsibility of the customer.”
“Just saying ‘SSAE 16 certified data center’ doesn’t cut it. Putting your data in the cloud and relying only on the security of the data center is like buying the safest car on the market and then driving without a seat belt,” said Rick Wilmer, CEO of Mojo Networks. “With our strong legacy as the leaders in Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS), Mojo is again leading the industry in cloud security for WiFi management. We’re proud to be the first and only cloud WiFi provider to deliver this level of security to our customers.”
WiFi is often the obvious choice for IoT, but limitations have led to the addition of two new specifications, 802.11ah and 802.11ax. Internet of Things applications have diverse connectivity requirements in terms of range, data throughput, energy efficiency and device cost. WiFi is often an obvious choice because in-building WiFi coverage is almost ubiquitous, but it is not always the appropriate choice. This article examines the role WiFi can play and two emerging IEEE standards, 802.11ah and 802.11ax.
Data transfer requirements for IoT vary from small, intermittent payloads like utility meters to large amounts of continuous data such as real-time video surveillance. Range requirements can span from very short distances for wearables to several kilometers for weather and agriculture applications.
Mountain View, CA, April 26, 2017 – Mojo Networks, a pioneer in cloud-managed Cognitive WiFi™, released updates to its cloud WiFi architecture to meet the demands of large scale enterprise and university deployments. Two key components of this architecture are the Cloud Integration Point, allowing users to integrate Mojo Cloud with local network security, logging and management systems, and the Multiservice Platform, providing the capability to migrate a WiFi network from controller to cloud without redesigning the underlying architecture.
“For years, large enterprises and universities have been locked into a controller-based WiFi infrastructure,” said Rick Wilmer, CEO of Mojo Networks. “They haven’t been able to fully embrace the cloud because the first generation of controller-less and cloud solutions didn’t cater to their requirements, and in particular, could not scale. Mojo’s WiFi solution allows them to benefit from the intelligence, performance, and the massive scalability of the Mojo Cloud, and to migrate without doing an exhaustive replacement of their WLAN hardware.”
The Age of Cognitive Wi-Fi
Over the course of years, several trends have shaped the landscape of the Wi-Fi industry. To put it into perspective: integration with IoT devices, disaggregation of hardware and software, and cloud management are some of the many. But none have inched close to Mojo Networks’ use of cognitive technology—the company’s biggest score till date—to deliver pristine Wi-Fi experience to all its users.
Tapping into the power of updated technology in networking, namely the paradigm shift created by the cloud, Mojo Networks is revolutionizing the networking business by breaking the traditional mold of Wi-Fi access for enterprises through cloud management and cognitive Wi-Fi solutions.
Rick Wilmer, the CEO of Mojo Networks, has a clear idea of challenges that businesses face in today’s Wi-Fi networking environment. “Traditionally, proprietary hardware and software was offered by providers which locked in customers and limited their choice and flexibility. While that model worked well to boost profitability for vendors, it offered little benefit for the customers or their end users,” says Wilmer. Now that computing and storage functionalities are way ahead in terms of embracing open standards and vendor collaboration, Mojo Networks is working diligently to loosen the proprietary restrictions placed on enterprise customers by doing things differently.
Mountain View, CA, April 1, 2017 – Mojo Networks, a pioneer in cloud-managed WiFi, announced today that it has partnered with Pied Piper, the disruptive Silicon Valley favorite, to integrate Pied Piper’s middle-out compression, unleashed with machine learning, into every Mojo Access Point (AP). This enables Mojo Networks’ APs to scale approximately 17.399284% higher than other APs, in all video and/or voice and/or image and/or data use cases.
Said Rick Wilmer, CEO of Mojo Networks, "We’re thrilled to announce this partnership with Pied Piper. Many folks doubted that Pied Piper's technology could be integrated into an Access Point, but those skeptics obviously missed the fact that Pied Piper succeeded in building their technology into an appliance (a.k.a box) at the insistence of their all-knowing, all-powerful sales team. Well, we were able to stuff the compression algorithm, albeit a scaled-down, lightweight version, into our all of our APs (excluding the C-65, C-75 and O-90). Heck, an AP is also a box, just smaller."
According to Erlich Bachman, Pied Piper Majority Investor, “Mojo Networks? Who are these assholes? I’ve never heard of them. If they can put some sweet WiFi in my incubator, I might be willing to talk. F*@# you.”
About Pied Piper
Led by a shockingly realistic team of marginally lovable misfits, Pied Piper delivers a post-storage platform for a new era. Grand Prize Winners of Tech Crunch Disrupt SF, the company has developed a revolutionary middle-out compression solution to make data storage problems smaller.
About Mojo Networks, Inc.
At Mojo, we’re shaking up the Enterprise WiFi industry, when we’re not dissecting “Silicon Valley” and heaping praise upon HBO®. We know that customers are ready for a modern WiFi network that doesn’t rely on outdated controllers and proprietary hardware. Our cloud-managed WiFi solution is based on a radical vision for creating networks that reach new heights in performance, security, scalability, and ease-of-use. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Mojo Networks delivers brilliant WiFi to many of the world’s top brands and highest levels of government.
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Mountain View, CA, March 30, 2017 – Mojo Networks, a pioneer in Cognitive Cloud WiFi, announced today the availability of the C-100 and C-110, two new ONIE-capable, SDK-enabled Access Points.
At the recent Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit in Santa Clara, California, Mojo Networks demonstrated the world’s first Enterprise-grade Access Point based on ONIE (Open Network Install Environment) open standards, setting the stage for a future where Access Points from various Enterprise WiFi providers can interoperate.
Mountain View, CA, February 22, 2017 – Mojo Networks, a pioneer in cloud-managed WiFi, announced today it has joined the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) as a Community Member to further the drive toward open standards across the wireless industry.
The OCP Foundation is a rapidly growing global community of technology leaders working together to break open the black box of proprietary IT infrastructure to achieve greater choice, customization, and cost savings.
WiFi is king in the technology realm. From digital businesses to coffee shops to schools to hospitals, everyone depends on WiFi. Compliance security requirements, a rising population of wireless devices on the network, and the increasing dependence on WLAN as a primary access method have only continued to increase the importance of a good WiFi infrastructure.
Businesses depend upon effective WLAN performance optimization, a strong WIPS (wireless intrusion prevention) security platform and flexible troubleshooting options in their WiFi infrastructure to keep, protect, and maintain the reliability of networks and keep users content accessible.