Wi-Fi company Xirrus Inc. has informed that its line of arrays has been Wi-Fi Certified for interoperability and Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) with extended Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) types.
"As enterprise environments plan for new and innovative uses of Wi-Fi, including voice and video, proven methods of security are even more important," said Wi-Fi Alliance (News - Alert) managing director Frank Hanzlik, in a statement. "Products and equipment that are Wi-Fi Certified instill confidence for use in multi-vendor networks and will help accelerate the roll-out of enterprise-wide Wi-Fi networks. Companies such as Xirrus that continue to certify their Wi-Fi products show their commitment to interoperability as the industry continues to advance."
The authentication received by Xirrus addresses interoperability across the IEEE 802.11a/b/g standards, wireless security for WPA and WPA2. To qualify the WPA2 for Enterprise certification program, a product must undergo testing across five different EAP types.
"Xirrus is the only power play in Wi-Fi that increases bandwidth, efficiency, and resiliency so that users can unplug from the wired network and conduct their daily business activities via Wi-Fi," said Kurt Sauter, director of product marketing at Xirrus. "Xirrus is committed to offering our customers a high performance Wi-Fi platform that delivers a wired-like experience over Wi-Fi and does it without forcing customers to install a 'sea' of low value, commodity access points."
Xirrus' Array platform bundles up 4, 8 or 16 access points with an onboard gigabit switch, wireless controller, firewall, and a dedicated threat sensor into a single device.
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