Meru Networks announced AirShield Security Suite 2.0

March 12, 2007

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Meru Networks, the leader in standards-based mobility infrastructure solutions for the All-Wireless Enterprise, today announced AirShield™ Security Suite 2.0, the first wireless local-area network (WLAN) security offering that simultaneously prevents RF threats while assuring application availability and continuous quality-of-service (QoS) in converged voice and data networks.

Compromise-free WLAN Security

Traditional WLAN offerings must disable security scanning to serve voice or other mission-critical applications. The Meru Networks AirShield 2.0 Security Suite recognizes such mission-critical traffic on the network and allows the QoS requirements of the application to be met while continuing to scan the RF for rogue devices. Using AirShield 2.0, companies can provide WLAN security and performance without compromise—even with demanding applications such as voice or broadband video.

The new features include:

  • Per-application, per-user, policy enforcement firewall and traffic separation functionality that gives administrators complete control over network access

  • Policy-based bandwidth policing and rate-limiting for optimizing performance of critical applications on the network

  • Packet-signature based firewall for classifying, isolating and blocking encrypted and proprietary applications

  • Generic routing-encapsulation (GRE) tunneling, which allows administrators to protect the network and isolate traffic based on user type and location of access

These features are in addition to the AirShield 1.0 feature set—which includes Wi-Fi Certified™ WPA2, Captive Portal and Guest access, dynamic VLANs, rogue AP detection and mitigation.

The new per-user, per-application firewall allows network administrators to centrally and precisely enforce a set of security and QoS policies for each wireless user and device. Access to applications can be defined and controlled by location and time of day, giving the administrator complete control over the types of traffic carried over the wireless network. Bandwidth can also be policed based on application and user, which allows administrators to rate-limit some applications, such as FTP traffic, while giving full bandwidth to more mission-critical applications like voice.

Meru Networks Inc.

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