Study identifies wLAN vulnerabilities
iDEFENSE, a Chantilly, Va., security consulting firm, released a report that details the top threats to wireless LANs and outlines some common sense tips for making wLAN's more secure. The report¹s authors offer up a list of do's and don't's including suggesting that users avoid transmitting wLAN signals into public spaces, or relying solely on WEP [wired equivalent privacy] encryption.
Net6, a San Jose, Calif. ASP, announced the release of its Mobile E-mail Module which works with Microsoft's Exchange messaging server to push e-mail to mobile and wired devices including IP phones, Pocket PC devices, pagers and cell phones.
Wavelink, a Kirkland, Wash., mobile infrastructure provider, introduced two products designed to improve the security of wireless LANs. The first addresses the vulnerabilities in Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) by rotating keys so that hackers will have less time to break the encryption. The other monitors both the wired and wireless LAN for unauthorized users.
Netaphor Software, Inc. Irvine, Calif., released its MetaConsole network device management console. It lets network administrators manage routers, digital printers and other devices through an interface running on any java-enabled browser. It works with major management platforms including Microsoft Management Console, Hewlett-Packard's OpenView, Tivoli NetView and Computer Associates's Unicenter.
Vertical Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif, released its Distributed and Networked Applications Framework. The product centralizes the management of remote office systems while allowing local branches to customize applications. It supports packet and circuit switched PBXs, Ethernet LAN and Voice over IP systems.