EliteConnect WLAN Secure Server

 
 
By Francis Chu  |  Posted 2002-05-06 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


and Access Manager"> EliteConnect WLAN Secure Server and Access Manager

USABILITY Good
CAPABILITY Fair
PERFORMANCE Fair
INTEROPERABILITY Fair
MANAGEABILITY Good
SCALABILITY Fair
SECURITY Fair
The EliteConnect WLAN security system from SMC Networks bridges some of the gaps in WLAN security by using standard VPN technology to secure and encrypt wireless transmissions. The EliteConnect system will be well-suited to sites with many wireless clients roaming in large or complex WLAN topologies.

COST ANALYSIS
The EliteConnect Secure Server costs $5,600, and the Access Manager costs $2,300. SMCs pricing is aggressive compared with competitors such as ReefEdge and Vernier. The SMC system offers no redundancy or failover features, so enterprises that need such assurance will have to double up.

+ A complete solution for securing and managing WLANs; easy to set up; supports VPN protocols with strong encryption; provides granular rights management.

- Lacks hardware redundancy and failover support; doesnt support digital certificates for authentication; lacks client VPN configuration utility.

EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • ReefEdge Connect
  • Vernier Networks System
  • Bluesocket Inc. WG-1000 Wireless Gateway
  • NetMotion Inc. Mobility

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