QA Cafe Unveils 802.1x Test Kit

By Wi-Fi Planet Staff

June 27, 2003

The company released the new EAPOL test suite at the 802.11 Planet Conference & Expo, adding support for dynamic WEP to an existing product.

Boston -- QA Cafe has released a test suite for 802.1x authenticator devices and authentication servers that it says will save developers time and money.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based company announced the EAPOL (Extensible Authentication Protocol over Local Area Networks) test suite Thursday at the 802.l1 Planet Conference and Expo here in Boston. It provides test coverage of the EAPOL, or 802.1x, protocol along with specific EAP types including EAP-MD5 and EAP-TLS.

According to QA Cafe, network vendors can verify the readiness and robustness of 802.1x-enabled devices using a combination of functional test, system level tests and denial of service attacks.

In a separate announcement, the company said that both the new EAPOL suite and its CDRouter test suite now support dynamic WEP when running 802.1x over wireless networks, allowing vendors to verify that their network remains secure and operational when dynamic WEP is deployed.

The CDRouter suite can be used to test wireless, cable, DSL and SOHO routers.

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