Mobility Network Systems Provides SIM Authentication

By Vikki Lipset

April 01, 2003

Mobility announced that its unifying client connection management software works with the Sierra Wireless AirCard 750 PC card to provide SIM authentication for notebook users accessing Wi-Fi or GPRS/EDGE networks.

Mobility Network Systems Tuesday announced that its unifying client connection management software works with the Sierra Wireless AirCard 750 PC card to provide Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) authentication for notebook users accessing Wi-Fi or GPRS/EDGE networks.

SIM authentication is the the standard for subscribers accessing GSM/GPRS networks. To provide SIM authentication to the network carrier when logging on to Wi-Fi networks, portable computer users typically need to use a smart card reader or dongle connected to a USB port.

The AirCard 750 network card incorporates the SIM on the card and the Mobility software obtains the SIM data from the card to provide authentication, meaning wireless network subscribers can access Wi-Fi and GPRS/EDGE networks from any computer equipped with the software and the network card.

The software is downloaded and installed on the user's Windows PC, where it automatically sniffs out available hotspots or connects to a GPRS network.

The company said the client also supports username/password security schemes and can read SIM data from other PC cards, smart cards or USB dongles. Reprinted from ThinkMobile.



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