SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 21 Agito Networks, Inc.(TM), theaward-winning company delivering new technology in enterprise mobility, todayannounced that it has won the 2008 Red Herring 100 Award, an award recognizingthe most innovative private technology companies based in North America.
The Red Herring editorial board diligently surveyed the entrepreneurialscene throughout the North American region and identified the top companiesthat are leading the next wave of innovation out of more than 800 closelyevaluated candidates. Agito Networks was recognized by Red Herring due to itsinnovative RoamAnywhere(TM) Mobility Router, which uniquely fuses 802.11wireless LANs (WLANs), enterprise IP telephony, the carrier cellular networkand location technology, improving mobile worker accessibility andresponsiveness to increase mobile worker productivity(http://www.agitonetworks.com/products/).
"The large number of entries in this year's competition demonstrates thatthe economic slowdown has not affected technology innovation," said JoelDreyfuss, editor-in-chief of Red Herring. "The companies on this year's listare proof that creative ideas continue to find the funding that turns theminto promising businesses."
Red Herring's annual lists of top private companies are an important partof the company's tradition of identifying new and innovative technologycompanies and entrepreneurs. Companies such as Google, eBay and Skype werespotted in their early days by Red Herring editors, and touted as leaders thatwould change the way we live and work.
"Red Herring is known for identifying the industry's leaders andrecognizing innovative products that meet enterprise technology needs indifferentiated ways, such as Agito's RoamAnywhere Mobility Router," said RobMarkovich, Agito Networks Chief Executive Officer. "This recognition is oneof a growing list of honors the company has received, making Agito Networksthe most highly decorated company in its space in 2008."
RoamAnywhere is the industry's first complete eFMC solution, combiningboth the "Network Layer" and the "Application Layer" approaches to FMC toincrease mobile worker productivity and reduce cellular expenses. Byintegrating into enterprises' existing PBXes without tampering with the deskphone like other solutions require, Agito Networks provides Application-LayerFMC features such as a single enterprise phone number and voicemail for auser's desk phone and mobile phone, and key enterprise desk phone featuresextended to users' mobile phones.
At the Network Layer, RoamAnywhere delivers the industry's fastest,sub-100ms automatic location-aware handover between WiFi and cellularnetworks. Fast, automatic handover enables enterprises to provide theirmobile workers low-cost in-building coverage, with drastically reducedcellular expenses and no requirement for cellular data plans. Administratorshave greater visibility and control into mobile usage with granularidentity-based reporting and CDRs, and mobile policies that adapt to users'locations, including Agito's patent-pending battery savings policies.RoamAnywhere is an appliance built with a stateful high-availability eFMCarchitecture, and is enterprise-ready for deployments of all sizes, scalingfrom 10 to 1,000 simultaneous users. It also natively integrates with Cisco'sUnified Wireless Network family, as well as with Microsoft Active Directoryand LDAP to support identity-based mobility.
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