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New Wi-Fi Security Tool for Mac OS X

August 25th, 2006

Periodik Labs today announced the release and immediate availability of Elektron 1.2, the latest version of its award-winning software for securing small business Wi-Fi networks. The software brings easy to use, enterprise-level Wi-Fi security to businesses without a full time IT staff. The new release adds support for Apple´s latest Intel-based servers by providing a Universal Binary.

Elektron provides RADIUS authentication services to WPA Enterprise capable wireless access points, including popular hardware from manufacturers like Apple, Linksys, D-Link, Cisco, and Netgear. WPA Enterprise is the standard specified by the Wi-Fi Alliance for the strongest available wireless network security. Elektron is the first non-proprietary server solution to bring WPA Enterprise security to small businesses.

This release is the first version of Elektron available as a Universal Binary, Apple´s technology for providing applications that run natively on both Intel and PowerPC Macs. The release precedes the first shipments of the recently announced Intel-based Xserves. Elektron has also been updated to provide enhanced compatibility with Windows XP clients.

Elektron contains support for the latest Wi-Fi security standards, including PEAP and TTLS. Elektron is compatible with the Wi-Fi client software built into Mac OS X 10.3 and later and Windows XP. No additional software is necessary for clients using either of these platforms.

Elektron 1.2 is available now at a price of $299.99 for Windows 2000/XP/2003 and Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher. It may be purchased directly through the Corriente Networks web site or through one of Periodik Labs´s value added resellers. Elektron is licensed on a per-server basis, with each server licensed for an unlimited number of clients.

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