Wireless Security Software supports virtual LANs.
February 7, 2005 - WirelessWall v4.0 Layer 2 Software integrates with AirMagnet intrusion detection system, allowing customers to review AirMagnet security events in WirelessWall GUI. With directory caching feature, software maintains security and authentication capabilities during directory server failures. Software encrypts full Ethernet frames, rather than just IP payloads, hiding vital information such as IP addresses, applications, and ports from unauthorized listeners.
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Cranite Systems, Inc.
6620 Via Del Oro
San Jose, CA, 95119
Cranite Releases WirelessWall(R) 4.0, First Layer 2 Wireless Security Software Solution to Support Virtual LANs
New Release Integrates with AirMagnet, Increases Wireless Network Uptime with Failover Protection
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 1 - Cranite Systems, Inc., a leading provider of security software for wireless local area networks (WLANs), today introduced version 4.0 of its award-winning flagship software, WirelessWall. New features include support for virtual local area networks (VLANs), integration with AirMagnet intrusion detection systems, directory caching, RADIUS failover and easier installation and configuration than ever before.
WirelessWall 4.0 is the first Layer 2 software-only security solution to provide support for VLANs, which are created by grouping together physically connected ports. Customers can use existing VLAN trunks, create flexible VLAN configurations and run multiple subnets on the same infrastructure. VLANs can be treated as separate networks, making it easier for network administrators to manage and secure traffic.
Integration with the AirMagnet intrusion detection system allows customers to review AirMagnet security events in the WirelessWall graphical user interface (GUI), which provides a more complete view of network information.
With the new directory caching feature, WirelessWall 4.0 maintains security and authentication capabilities even during directory server failures, providing significantly higher uptime for the wireless network. The RADIUS failover mechanism maintains authentication services, ensuring that network access is granted only to those with the proper credentials.
"Government organizations and enterprises that are deploying wireless networks understand that security concerns extend beyond the physical walls of the building," said John Vigouroux, chairman and CEO, Cranite Systems, Inc. "With WirelessWall 4.0, network administrators can more easily manage and secure network traffic in more ways than ever before. Security officers can rest assured that security and authentication will be maintained, even if the network goes down."
The WirelessWall software enables organizations to secure wireless networks quickly and easily, using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption, mutual authentication and seamless subnet roaming. The software also meets one of the U.S. Government's most rigorous security certification standards, FIPS 140-2.
Unlike virtual private network (VPN)-based systems, WirelessWall encrypts full Ethernet frames, rather than just IP payloads, hiding vital information such as IP addresses, applications, and ports from unauthorized listeners. Frame-level encryption also protects non-data network traffic, including Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) requests or ARP messages, from being compromised and used to attack the network. This approach helps protects both the user's data and the organization's network, while enabling users to securely roam across sub-nets without needing to re-authenticate or reboot their computers, saving time and minimizing frustration.
WirelessWall is based on an open architecture that supports any mix of 802.11a, b, g or j access points from any vendor. This hardware- and protocol- independent approach protects customers' existing and future infrastructure investments, helping reduce overall total cost of ownership.
WirelessWall 4.0 is available by calling Cranite at +1 (888) 410-1115, sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the Cranite Web site at www.cranite.com.
About Cranite Systems, Inc.
Cranite Systems, Inc., provides comprehensive security for wireless networks, enabling organizations to safely take advantage of their mobile computing resources. By encrypting all transmitted information -- network addresses, applications and ports -- as well as the data itself, Cranite's software provides better security, with greater mobility, while meeting the government's highest security standards. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Cranite was founded in 2000 and is privately held. For more information, e-mail email@example.com, call +1 (408) 360-4900, or visit www.cranite.com.
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