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Is Legra Feeling the Sprain?

There are rumors of some growing pains at wireless LAN switch startup Legra Systems Inc.

According to one source, the company has cut its network management software staff and "some others" today.

Another source says changes are going on at the vendor but had little else to add.

Unstrung's repeated calls and emails to Legra were unanswered.

Legra, which has so far scored $20.5 million in venture funding, was one of the first firms to offer a Layer 2 security and management system where its access points need not be directly connected to its switch (see Legra: The Perfect Prescription?). Many rivals followed suit with similar updates to their own product lines.

Now, the firm is rumored to be mulling a change in direction.

It wouldn't be the first switch startup to do so. Last month, AirFlow Networks Inc. said that it will start selling chips and licensing technology to other vendors rather than hawking its own switches to corporate customers (see AirFlow Switches Gear).

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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