Linksys and Tanaza are partnering for deeper integration of their technologies

Linksys partnership with Tanaza

Linksys and Tanaza are partnering for deeper integration of their technologies


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about Linksys and Tanaza technology partnership.

Tanaza and Linksys are expanding their technology partnership to accelerate Cloud Management and Services in Linksys Business Access Points. The two companies are working together to enhance the capabilities and benefits customers realize from the Linksys Cloud Manager by integrating their technologies.

A renewed collaboration to bring Linksys Business Solutions to the next level

The collaboration between Linksys and Tanaza resulted in the August 2018 launch of the Linksys Cloud Manager, combining enterprise-grade hardware and technical support from Linksys with Tanaza’s powerful cloud management software bundled with no license fees for 5 years. The companies have evolved the software platform several times since the initial launch to deliver additional benefits, making the Linksys Cloud Manager a superior value proposition for MSPs and network administrators.
In 2020, both companies are embarking on a deeper integration to enhance the customer experience even further. The new agreement leverages more Tanaza technologies integrated on Linksys hardware platforms and fosters unparalleled development collaboration, acceleration, and optimization to create the ultimate cloud platform for business users.

“With this deeper integration and collaboration, we will be able to take our Linksys Business Solutions to the next level. We’re eager to deliver a cloud experience that is fast and easy to use, yet powerful enough for sophisticated network administrators. When combined with enterprise-grade hardware and dedicated technical support that business customers can rely on, we’re confident that we will provide tremendous value to the market today and for years to come.”, said John Minasyan, Director of Product Management, Commercial Products.

“Designed from the ground-up, it perfectly matches the requirements of modern cloud-based contexts, where responsiveness, real-time manageability, scalability, and seamless integration with the cloud infrastructure are paramount. Being able to provide all of this within the high-quality Linksys hardware that is widely available in most countries and Linksys’ award-winning customer service is simply fantastic. We have already started working on an extensive roadmap of enterprise-grade features to release over the next months. While the current COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on the near-term, I still see a bright future for this partnership.”, declared Sebastiano Bertani, CEO and Founder of Tanaza.
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What’s coming up next

When Linksys chose Tanaza to create and maintain the Linksys Cloud Manager infrastructure, the aim was to put together a system with enterprise-level security, scalability, and reliability to be sure that the product is best-in-class in the wireless networking industry.
The system will be faster and able to apply real-time configurations for enhanced user experience. As always, Linksys Cloud Manager will distinguish itself in the market for ease of use and its unequaled performance.

The partnership will enable both companies to drive innovation to provide Managed Service Providers and business customers with a Cloud Management platform of unparalleled performance, features, and services coupled with highly reliable enterprise-grade hardware and technical support.

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Hi! My name is… Tanaza

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Hi! My name is… Tanaza!


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Tanaza Name Meaning

When companies develop new products, they face the hard step of taking a product naming decision. Yes, giving a name to a product is hard. The name must reflect the corporate brand perception, the brand image you want to create, and it should be easy to remember and pronounce. It’s not something that you choose in a matter of seconds.

When I founded the company in 2010, I chose a name that was easy to anchor in people’s minds, that sounded nice, that it was short, and that had no similarities with other brand names out there. Tanaza had no specific meaning for me, but it gave me a sense of belonging, like a tribe of people who share a unique view of the world and their mission. Although I discovered later that it means “to struggle” in Pakistan, it’s also the name of a racing horse in Ireland and a lake name in the region of Punjab. Fascinating!

The new Tanaza

As many mono-products companies do, I named our first product after the company. Tanaza was both our company name and our product name. Easy, isn’t it?

The product components were also named after the company: the Tanaza Cloud Infrastructure, the Tanaza Hotspot system and the Tanaza Dashboard, and so on.

Last year, we started developing what we called TanazaOS: a Linux-based operating system that allows access points to speak with a cloud-based wireless access controller. And in a few months, we were able to launch also the new cloud-based controller, of which you see a screenshot here below:

Tanaza WiFi Cloud Management

For this platform that allows managing Powered Devices, we imagined a whole bunch of names. It was a long discussion, and at the end of it, we decided that we were going to name the product just after the company. Again!

Tanaza the cloud-based platform to manage WiFi networks

The new cloud-based platform is called Tanaza. Why? Simply it’s the best representation of who we are as a company and what we’re trying to do in the wireless industry. 

We’re struggling (or “Tanaz-ing”?) to bring software and hardware disaggregation in the wireless industry, and we are doing it with our cloud-based wireless access controller and with our operating system TanazaOS, the operating system (OS) that runs on WiFi devices allows them to be controlled through our new platform from the cloud.

For more details about our “struggle” for software and hardware disaggregation, read my previous article. If you want to “join the army,” get in touch or wait for further news, as we will publish more in the next few months about our activities to bring disaggregation in the networking market.

The old Tanaza platform is now called Tanaza Classic

Tanaza Classic Logo

But… what about the “old” platform? We are still in love with it, and we know that many people are as well. Everything in the old platform will remain the same, and all functionalities will remain operational, but that product has been renamed “Tanaza Classic.” 

You may have noticed that our website https://www.tanaza.com was recently updated to reflect this change.

You’ll probably ask yourself the exact differences in terms of features and capabilities between the two platforms and its firmware. Well, have a good read here about the fundamental difference between the platforms.

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Explore TanazaOS – The Linux-based cloud management platform for Wi-Fi networks

Explore TanazaOS – The Linux-based cloud management platform for Wi-Fi networks

 TanazaOS, the new cloud-management platform for WiFi networks
Tanaza have launched TanazaOS, a Linux-based operating system for centralized wireless network management. Follow hundreds of companies and start to manage WiFi networks from the cloud.

TanazaOS is an operating system that fully disaggregates hardware and software as it runs on different access points models and open-hardware networking devices, giving enterprises and carriers an unprecedented possibility to decouple their hardware choice from their software choice, with considerable cost savings and efficiency advantages.

TanazaOS will continuously be updated to deliver turnkey features, patch vulnerabilities, and drive security and stability.

Keep in mind: TanazaOS will not replace the previous Tanaza all-in-one product.

TanazaOS is specially designed around four 
main features:
 

 

  • Self-provisioning

  • Centralized configuration

  • Multi-site network management

  • Remote monitoring


Save the date.

February 

TanazaOS website goes online. 
TanazaOS interactive demo tool will go live.  Test out the new product and learn more about the available features.

March 

Official launch of TanazaOS!
TanazaOS will be available for trial and purchase.

Coming soon: TanazaOS, the new cloud-management platform for WiFi networks

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Get updates about TanazaOS’ features, exclusive information, and the release date.

List of TanazaOS features

Account management

Multi-sites management
Multi-organization management.
Share Organizations and Networks with multiple users
Inventory management at Organization level
Multi-language dashboard
Multi-timezone dashboard

Cloud platform

Hosted on AWS
Availability 99,99%
Fully responsive. All features are available on mobile

Network management
and monitoring

Unlimited creation of networks
Access point geolocalization on map
Real-time statistics (network, clients, bandwidth, APs)
Historical statistics of AP traffic & number of clients (last 7 days)
Top access points and clients by usage (last 24h, and 7 days)
Real-time access point load and memory monitoring
Email alert notifications when access points go offline
Remote Syslog server

Diagnostic tools

Ping tool
Blink LED

Access point management

Unlimited access point management
Access point local interface
Configure connectivity parameters via local web interface
Centralized network-wide configurations
Self-provisioning of access points
Auto-rollback
Scheduled reboot of access points
Hardware reset button disablement
Local web server disablement
Automatic selection of best channel
Fast roaming IEEE 802.11r/k/v
VLAN tagging
Remotely upgrade the firmware (in bulk)
MU-MIMO technology support

SSID management

Centralized SSID configuration
SSID Band selection
WPA2/WPA2 Enterprise authentication
SSID VLAN tagging

Client management

Max concurrent clients limitation
Isolate guests from LAN resources
Client isolation at SSID level (per access point)
Bandwidth control on a per-client basis

Integrations

External Captive Portal
RADIUS support for external captive portal
Cloud-based roaming for External Captive Portal
Support Tanaza Classic Hotspot Splash Page
Integrations with third party software

Built-in Hotspot

Built-in splash page hosted in the cloud
Easy-to-use splash page editor
Full customization of splash pages
Click-through login
Code-based login
Flexible terms and conditions with mandatory/optional items
Centralized splash page across multiple sites
Authenticated clients can roam across APs
maintaining authentication session

Support

Standard Customer Service Support
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