Software Controls User Access on WLANs

By Matthew Peretz

January 29, 2002

Provides advanced security and user access control features for complex wireless LANs.

Interlink Networks, an Ann Arbor, MI-based company specializing in securing user access to networks, last week announced its RAD-E Enterprise Access Server. This product is designed to provide centralized, scalable authentication and authorization control for managing remote and WLAN access in the enterprise.

Interlink stated that RAD-E includes specific features designed to increase the security and manageability of 802.11b WLANs. Its RAD-E Enterprise Access Server is based on the company's AAA RADIUS server products commonly used by service providers. The RAD-E Enterprise Access Server performs the Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA). It authenticates users against a central database, authorizes policy for user network connection type and access rights, and generates account logs for all connections.

The RAD-E product servers multiple, distributed network access points and types. Specific to WLANs, the RAD-E software can tie any number of access points from multiple vendors into a single user database for improved access control. The software can enforce session-limit policies, time-of-day restrictions and other access control features.

RAD-E currently supports Cisco Systems' LEAP protocol for use with Aironet WLAN equipment. The company claims that by using LEAP, it fixes current WLAN security flaws.

Interlink Networks stated that RAD-E is available for immediate shipment on Sun Solaris and Redhat Linux OS's.

Matthew Peretz is Managing Editor of

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