Fortress Technologies and Accton Announce Wireless Security Alliance; Accton Leverages Security Expertise to Capture Wireless LAN Market.
Business Editors/Technology Writers
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2001
Enterprise Wireless LAN A local area network that transmits over the air typically in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz unlicensed frequency band. It does not require line of sight between sender and receiver. Wireless base stations (access points) are wired to an Ethernet network and transmit a radio frequency over an area Market Expected to Reach $3 Billion by 2002
Fortress Technologies, a leading developer of robust, cutting edge wireless and wire-line VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks. security solutions, today announced an agreement with Accton Technology to integrate its wireless link layer security (wLLS) technology into Accton's wireless LAN products.
Accton holds a sincere concern for customer needs, and satisfying those needs is their first priority. Consistent with their customer first philosophy, Accton plans to incorporate wLLS throughout its enterprise grade wireless LAN solutions to address their customer security concerns. wLLS enables Accton and their partners to offer the highest level of security available for wireless LANs today. Integrating wLLS will provide Accton and its OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and customers with the immediate ability to proliferate pro·lif·er·ate
To grow or multiply by rapidly producing new tissue, parts, cells, or offspring. the use of their 802.11b solutions while saving on engineering expense, providing a time to market advantage and ultimately increasing their market share.
"Fortress Technologies' security expertise has been validated through their numerous certifications and installations in the government sector. We are excited to be the first company to incorporate this proven and secure technology into a commercial networking product line," said Yimin Doo, President of Accton Technology. "Security is an underlying concern of our customers as they develop leading edge communications solutions. We believe wLLS will deliver the confidence enterprises demand prior to deploying their wireless network."
"We are very excited to be working with Accton to bring Fortress' wireless security technology to an even broader set of customers worldwide. Accton is an established technology company pursuing perfection and creativity in order to satisfy their customers' ever changing needs. We believe this is a great opportunity to partner with a company that has such a superb reputation," said Shawn Hughes, Chief Executive Officer for Fortress Technologies.
About Fortress Technologies
In today's Internet economy The Internet Economy refers to conducting business through markets whose infrastructure is based on the Internet and World-Wide Web. An Internet economy differs from a traditional economy in a number of ways, including: communication, market segmentation, distribution costs, and price. , the ability to link suppliers, partners and customers in a cost effective and efficient manner, is balanced against the requirement to protect valuable company information assets. Founded in 1995, Fortress Technologies has developed sophisticated and robust VPN security solutions and technologies that enable companies to link remote offices, workers and mobile users, while at the same time, restricting information exchange exclusively to authorized au·thor·ize
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1. To grant authority or power to.
2. To give permission for; sanction: parties. Fortress' next generation solutions and technologies simplify the implementation and network management requirements for secure wired and wireless VPNs, enabling rapid deployment and scalability for VPN networks. Fortress' enabling solutions and technologies will accelerate the acceptance and proliferation proliferation /pro·lif·er·a·tion/ (pro-lif?er-a´shun) the reproduction or multiplication of similar forms, especially of cells.prolif´erativeprolif´erous
n. of Internet appliances Also called "information appliance," "smart appliance," and "Web appliance," it is a device specialized for accessing the Web and/or e-mail. Designed for ease of use, it plugs into a telephone jack or LAN connection for Internet hookup. , wireless devices and mobile phones as secure business platforms. For more information about Fortress Technologies, please visit www.fortresstech.com.
About Accton Technology Corporation
Accton Technology Corporation, established in 1988, is a leading OEM/ODM supplier of advanced communication products. Its product line ranges from Fast/Gigabit Ethernet ASICs, adapters and switches, to SOHO Soho (sōhō`, sə–), district of Westminster, London, England, known for its continental restaurants. Once a fashionable quarter, it became popular among writers and artists in the 19th cent. broadband gateways, wireless products, and VoIP customer premise devices. With strong research & development, the company has received ISO (1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. 9001, ISO 14000, as well as TL9000 certifications.
Accton achieved an average annual growth rate of over 35% in the past ten years. Sales revenue in 2000 was US $413 million. Accton's international headquarters is located in Taiwan's Science-based Industrial Park, Hsinchu. The company currently has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.