Madge Unveils Wireless Security Server for SMBs

By Carol Ellison  |  Posted 2005-05-05 Print this article Print

The WLAN Enterprise Access Server 100, aimed at small businesses and branch offices, will support up to five access points and 100 users.

Madge Ltd., a maker of wireless LAN management and security tools, has announced plans to ship a $899 wireless security solution this month. Designed for small businesses and remote offices, the WLAN Enterprise Access Server 100 is part of the companys family of EAS servers. According to the company, the EAS 100 is scalable and offers "identical functionality" to its larger enterprise solutions.
"We are seeing growing requirements for secure WLANs in new areas such as branch offices and the SMB market," said Martin Malina, CEO of Madge, in a statement.
"They require enterprise class security and management features in a small form factor and at a new price point. The EAS 100 delivers all of these elements in one easy to install device," he said. The EAS 100 will support up to five access points and 100 users. It supports access points from multiple vendors, including Madge, Cisco Systems Inc., Proxim Corp., D-Link Corp. and 3Com Corp. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on mobile and wireless computing.
Carol Ellison is editor of's Mobile & Wireless Topic Center. She has authored whitepapers on wireless computing (two on network security–,Securing Wi-Fi Wireless Networks with Today's Technologies, Wi-Fi Protected Access: Strong, Standards-based Interoperable Security for Today's Wi-Fi Networks, and Wi-Fi Public Access: Enabling the future with public wireless networks.

Ms. Ellison served in senior and executive editorial positions for Ziff Davis Media and CMP Media. As an executive editor at Ziff Davis Media, she launched the networking track of The IT Insider Series, a newsletter/conference/Web site offering targeted to chief information officers and corporate directors of information technology. As senior editor at CMP Media's VARBusiness, she launched the Web site, VARBusiness University, an online professional resource center for value-added resellers of information technology.

Ms. Ellison has chaired numerous industry panels and has been quoted as a networking and educational technology expert in The New York Times, Newsday, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, CNN Headline News, WNBC and CNN/FN, as well as local and regional Comcast and Cablevision reports. Her articles have appeared in most major hi-tech publications and numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor.

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