updated 09:00 am EDT, Wed July 10, 2002
Meetinghouse Data Communications has added support for OS X to its AEGIS line of network authentication software. AEGIS is an end-to-end 802.1X security solution providing a secure, standards-based user authentication system for wired and wireless LANs in enterprise and public access networks. It offers both client and server software that suppors enhanced EAP-TTLS tunneling authentication and also "repairs the weaknesses in the 802.1X protocol allowing dynamic WEP key exchange while supporting legacy, non-EAP, authentication methods such as PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP, and MS-CHAP V2 through the authentication tunnel." Beta versions of AEGIS Client for OS X (which only supports EAP-MD5 authentication) are available now, while the final release is expected in August for $50 per user.