Symbol, Trapeze Switches Boost Wireless Security
Symbol's WS 2000 and Trapeze's MXR-2 small-office wireless switches both perform well in eWEEK Labs' tests, but each is suited to a different kind of network.eWEEK Labs evaluation of two small-office wireless switches showed that both perform well but that each is suited to a different kind of network. We tested Symbol Technologies Inc.s WS 2000 Wireless Switch and Trapeze Networks Inc.s MXR-2 Mobility Exchange. Both products offer the highest levels of wireless security, supporting AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) and pass-through of 802.1x authentication to back-end authentication servers.
However, we found differences in the products abilities to help small networks achieve this protection without requiring existing network services, and we also noted differences in wireless IDS (intrusion detection system) functions, ongoing management and deployment capabilities.