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For IoT over WiFi, 802.11ax is the New HaLow

The new .ax standard is better equipped than HaLow to support the internet of things.

The Wi-Fi Alliance endorsed IEEE 802.11ah for IoT connectivity nearly 18 months ago and dubbed it HaLow. The standard operates in the unlicensed frequency spectrum below 1 GHz and in narrow channel widths of 1 and 2 MHz. Since IoT applications don't need large data pipes, HaLow provides for data rates as low as 150 Kbps. It has protocol provisions for the long sleep times for clients, because many IoT applications only require intermittent data transfers. Altogether, HaLow provides for lower power consumption, lower complexity and longer range for IoT clients.

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So why has HaLow not seen much uptake?

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Mojo Networks Selected as a 2017 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, June 21, 2017 – Mojo Networks, a pioneer in Cognitive WiFi™, has been chosen as a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 North America 2017 awards, recognizing the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.

“I’m incredibly proud of the team at Mojo for their dedication and brilliance in developing the strategy and technology that earned this win,” said Rick Wilmer, CEO of Mojo Networks. “We’re continuing to disrupt the WiFi industry with superior products and rapid innovation, and it’s great to get recognized for that.”

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Mojo Networks Named Finalist at 2017 Red Herring Top 100 North America

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 6, 2017 – Mojo Networks, a pioneer in Cognitive WiFi™, has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award, one of the technology industry’s most prestigious prizes.

Finalists for the awards are among the continent’s brightest and most innovative private ventures. Their place among North America’s tech elite has been chosen by Red Herring’s editorial team, during a months-long process that takes into account criteria including disruptive impact, proof of concept, financial performance, market footprint and quality of management.

For over two decades Red Herring’s team has seen through the tech sector’s hype to select brands that have become industry benchmarks. Previous Top 100 finalists have included Alibaba, Facebook, Google, Skype, SuperCell, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Mojo Networks Becomes First Cloud WiFi Provider to Achieve SSAE-16 SOC 2 Certification, Extending Security to Application Management in the Cloud

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.”

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WiFi's Evolving Role in IoT

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.

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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.

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Mojo Networks Releases Cloud WiFi Architecture Designed for Large Enterprise and Campus WiFi Networks

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.”

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Spotlight on Mojo Networks in CIO Review

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.

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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.

Read the full article in CIO Review.

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Mojo Networks Partners with Pied Piper

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.”

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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.

Mojo and Mojo Networks are registered trademarks of Mojo Networks, Inc. All third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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