STOCKHOLM – Aptilo Networks, a leading provider of service management solutions for wired and wireless networks, announced today that it was awarded a contract to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The system is used for authorization verification and monitoring of visitors and consultants who want temporary network access in connection with visits to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Guests at GSFC are required to register their visit upon arrival. When the guest registers, NASA establishes temporary user accounts with the help of a web-based tool. The information needed to log on is then printed on a voucher, which is then given to the visitor.
NASA personnel responsible for temporary visitors are required to process the temporary user accounts directly, thus relieving the IT Unit personnel. In addition, adjustments were required in order to meet NASA’s rigorous security norms, and its design of the Web portals encountered by guests when they log on. The system also allows:
- Commissioning and administering guest networks from headquarters, (Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland) and from a number of local offices.
- The delegation by the IT Unit of rights to issue guest passes.
“Our solution makes it possible for organizations with high security requirements to allow outside users limited access to internal network resources,” said Torbjorn Ward, CEO of Aptilo Networks. ”In addition to occupying a leading position in the administration of Wi-Fi/WiMax broadband networks or hotspots and hot zones, we have achieved a similar position with regard to guest networks.”
Aptilo’s system for the administration of guest networks (Visitor Access Solution) is a solution for companies and organizations that wish to give guests and temporary visitors’ access to the Internet and applicable company networks. This flexible method of access allows monitored temporary access through unique access codes that the service generates. This solution can be implemented throughout the entire company, or be limited to selected places, such as reception areas and conference rooms.
In addition to NASA, customers such as enterprises, educational institutions and other organizations use this solution with requirements for authorization verification and monitoring of visitors with temporary network access.
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks was founded in 2001 and develops and markets system solutions for public access that enable users to connect through wireless broadband WiFi/WiMax networks (hot spots and hot zones) with the help of authentication, often for a fee. Aptilo solutions are in operation in over 30 countries in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as through large telecommunication operators, hotel chains and airports.
Aptilo is headquartered in Stockholm, with offices in Oslo, Dallas and Kuala Lumpur. The company’s major owners are its management and personnel, as well as Engelsberg, Skanditek and Birdstep of Norway. For additional information, please visit www.aptilo.com.
Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager
Aptilo Networks AB
P: (917) 414-9262