WG-5000 Wireless Gateway enables enterprises to run secure WiFi networks supporting hundreds of mobile users and access points

December 4, 2003

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SAN JOSE, CA -- Bluesocket, the leading vendor of open-systems Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) management and security solutions, today announced and shipped the WG-5000 Wireless Gateway, the company's fourth generation of Wireless Gateways, appliances to control WLANs in large enterprises.

Building on innovations derived from experience gained through delivering three generations of Wireless Gateways, and incorporating enhancements based on feedback from hundreds of customer deployments, Bluesocket's fourth-generation platform, the WG-5000 Wireless Gateway, is designed for deployment by large enterprises in heterogeneous network environments.

The WG-5000's hardware features two 10/100/1000 Mbps Interfaces plus failover; optional 1000 Base-SX Fiber Interfaces and Solid State Storage. Raising the bar for Wi-Fi performance, the WG-5000 supports hundreds of Access Points, up to 1,000 concurrent users and high performance with 1Gbps unencrypted and 400 Mbps encrypted throughput. The new platform supports and optimizes Bluesocket's latest software for WiFi management and security--a proven solution that has received more awards than solutions from any other vendor in the industry.

"Bluesocket continues to maintain its position as the preferred platform large enterprises to control their heterogeneous wireless networks," said Eric Janszen, CEO, Bluesocket. "Leading companies have already deployed Bluesocket in their LAN infrastructures; organizations who need to accommodate thousands of mobile workers will find our WG-5000 Wireless Gateway an ideal system to centrally manage and secure wireless access throughout their enterprise facilities. On a cost-per-user basis, the WG-5000 is the most economical way to provision controlled wireless access in the enterprise today."

"Our studies into end-user adoption of wireless LANs indicate some resistance from large enterprises, due to concerns not only about security but also the sheer complexity of managing wireless networking for a large mobile workforce," said Richard Webb, Directing Analyst, Wireless LANs, Infonetics Research. "Bluesocket's 4th-generation gateway is a timely and scaleable solution that addresses these concerns and will give large enterprises the confidence to move forward with wireless."

Bluesocket Inc.

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