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802.1X WIRELESS AUTHENTICATION SERVER FOR SOLARIS DEBUTS.

Meetinghouse Data Communications, Inc., Portsmouth, N.H., a leading developer of network authentication software for wired and wireless local-area networks, has introduced another industry-first by adding support for Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating system to its AEGIS line of network authentication software. The company said it is the first to offer a TTLS authentication server software for Sun platforms. Sun's SPARC servers and Solaris operating system are widely used by service providers, and public access network operators.

AEGIS is an end-to-end 802.1X security solution providing the most secure standards-based user authentication for wired and wireless LANs in enterprise and public access networks.

"Solaris is the operating system of choice for many service providers, network operators, and system integrators. Many are looking at wireless services as a way to help drive new and incremental revenue from their networks but critical to wireless offerings in ensuring security and being able to account for usage across disparate networks. By supporting dynamic encryption re-keying and tunneled authentication at Layer 2, service providers can improve security and manage usage," said Dr. Paul Goransson, founder and president of Meetinghouse Data Communications, Inc.

AEGIS offers both client (supplicant) and server (authenticator) software that ensures secure wireless LAN access and industry-standard authentication methods. In addition, AEGIS provides an enhanced tunneling authentication solution, EAP-TTLS. EAP-TTLS simplifies network management by eliminating the burden of client certificates, and by leveraging existing standard user-name and password infrastructure.

AEGIS Server(TM) for Solaris, includes industry-standard RADIUS (Remote Access DIal-Up Server) software and when combined with any AEGIS Client(TM) software, creates a complete end-to-end wireless network authentication system. The AEGIS client/server solution for Solaris is an ideal end-to-end wireless authentication system for service providers and network operators and the systems integrators that serve those markets. Service providers maintain their operating system of choice, simplifying training and management, yet benefit from the industry's most advanced and comprehensive wireless network authentication software. AEGIS offers client-side support for the widest range of client operating systems available today.

Meetinghouse's AEGIS Client/Server solution addresses weaknesses in WEP (Wired Equivalency Protocol) allowing dynamic modification of the WEP key while supporting legacy, non-EAP, authentication methods such as PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP, and MS-CHAP V2 through the authentication tunnel. Meetinghouse's tunneling authentication solution allows end-users to securely authenticate with standard password credentials enclosed in a TLS wrapper, protecting credentials against attacks without the overhead of relying on client-side certificates.

Pricing and Availability

AEGIS Server for Solaris 8 is available now on the Meetinghouse website. AEGIS Server for Solaris is priced at $2,500.00 and includes 50 AEGIS Client(TM) licenses. Additional Client licenses and volume discounts are available. To download AEGIS Server for Solaris, visit the Meetinghouse download center at http://www.mtghouse.com/support/downloads/index.shtml.

About Meetinghouse Data Communications, Inc.

Meetinghouse Data Communications, Inc. is a leading developer of advanced network security and authentication products. Founded by networking industry veteran Dr. Paul Goransson, Meetinghouse has developed a wide range of embedded, protocol and security software for many of the leading global network equipment manufacturers including: Nortel, Hewlett-Packard Company, Sprint International, and others. The company is known for its technical expertise and high-quality products, as well as for being an outstanding business partner with the highest ethical standards. The company's products enable the widespread deployment of secure, high-value wireless network services by allowing network operators to manage and account for usage across disparate networks. The company supplies end-user organizations as well as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Systems Integrators (SIs). Meetinghouse, self-funded since its inception, is headquartered in Portsmouth, NH.

For more information, visit http://www.mtghouse.com or call 603-430-7710.
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