Securing Your Wireless Network

As you consider developing a wireless network, it’s important to careful analyze what components you are building it with. Your server, your access point, wireless network cards and software configurations all go into building a secure wireless network.
Proxim Corporation wireless networking equipment vendor for Wi-Fi and broadband wireless networks, enhanced its portfolio of ORiNOCO Wi-Fi access points with a new, entry-level model that gives small to medium-sized enterprises, as well as service providers who are deploying hotspots, a cost-effective, enterprise-class wireless LAN solution.
The ORiNOCO AP-700 enables secure, high-performance wireless networks with important new features including support for IEEE 802.11i with AES encryption, and more advanced rogue AP and client detection. The new security and performance features of the AP-700 are part of Proxim’s Release 2.5, a major software enhancement that is now available across the entire family of ORiNOCO access points. Finally, the ORiNOCO AP-700 and AP-4000 now include the draft IEEE 802.11e for prioritized access to wireless media, enabling voice, data and video applications with advanced Quality of Service (QoS) and fast roaming capabilities.
The ORiNOCO AP-700 offers the features and benefits of an enterprise class AP at a price point designed for small to medium-sized businesses. In addition, with the new Release 2.5 software, Proxim’s AP-700 and the entire ORiNOCO family of access points, are setting a new standard for security and performance — two areas that are becoming increasingly important to smaller enterprises.
“Small to medium-sized businesses are no longer content with access points designed for small offices and home users, as they typically lack the kind of features that are critical to these businesses,” said Aaron Vance, Senior Analyst at Synergy Research Group. “These enterprises are demanding the same feature set — in particular, rigorous security capabilities — that larger enterprises have always sought from wireless access points. Delivering an entry-level access point, with the same advanced security and performance of its entire family of products, is a wise move for Proxim and one that should resonate with the SMB market.”