updated 11:25 am EST, Fri February 21, 2003
Intermec today announced that the company's now feature an Embedded Authentication Server (EAS), making possible affordable and easily maintained wireless network security. It is bundled with Intermec's MobileLAN access point software.
EAS secures wireless networks via Access Control List by MAC address (ACL/MAC) authentication or by 802.1x authentication with either EAP-TTLS or EAP-TLS authentication. The ACL/MAC authenticated access points store authorization information on up to 128 clients.
Other advanced EAS features include a "Learn Mode" that allows IT managers to easily add "rejected" users -- users who were denied network access -- to the MobileLAN access point's database of authorized clients. Secure network maintenance is assured with the HTTPS Secure Server, which enables secure access point configuration and certificate imports, as well as easy import and export of database files. All Intermec MobileLAN access points are shipping with the EAS, and field upgrades to previous MobileLAN access point models are available through Intermec.