Proxim Harmony Wireless LANs Receive OPSEC Certification From Check Point

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Proxim Corporation today announced that its Harmony 802.11a and 802.11b products have received OPSEC(TM) (Open Platform for Security) Certification from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. , a worldwide leader in securing the Internet. OPSEC Certification ensures that Proxim Harmony integrates seamlessly with Check Point’s VPN-1(R), which, combined with Harmony’s VPN tunneling capabilities, provides customers with a simple way to add another layer of security to their wireless LAN. (full story)
My spin: When you are implementing a Wireless LAN – ensuring its security is IMPORTANT! Since WLAN’s operate over the “public air waves” and not enclosed wires, any data they transmit is open for anyone with the know how to intercept, hence encrypting wireless LAN traffic is important.