ZyXel Adds Aegis to ZyAir Lineup
ZyXel has boosted the security features of its ZyAir Wireless LAN adapter family.ZyXel has boosted the security features of its ZyAir Wireless LAN adapter family by providing 802.1x authentication support with Meetinghouse Data Communications Aegis client and authentication API. The Aegis client, based on the 802.1x standard, operates from an authentication server, which can be the Aegis server or a RADIUS server such as Funk Softwares Steel Belted RADIUS. The access point in between is called the authenticator.
Security-conscious sites can implement 802.1x authentication to provide much-enhanced security over standard WEP and should upgrade to the WPA standard being released in the next few months. (For eWEEK Labs Tech Analysis on WEP-to-WPA migration, see article.)