Free Wireless Security Software
Wireless Security Corporation, a provider of Wi-Fi security services for consumers and small and medium businesses, announced the release of an update to its WSC Guard(SM) software. The update not only provides WPA support for Windows 98/ME users, but also includes powerful features such as automatic updates, fast administration, clientless guess access, and a built-in network selection tool. Consumers as well as small and medium businesses will now have an even easier experience taking advantage of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), the most-advanced wireless security protection on the market.
Consumers can use WSC Guard free of charge to connect to wireless networks configured in WPA Pre-Shared Key mode. For consumers and small and medium businesses who want an even higher level of security (WPA-Enterprise), they can subscribe to the WSC Guard security service. Wireless Security Corporation offers a complete wireless security solution with components including client-side software, an administrative website, and an internet-accessible RADIUS infrastructure available for its customers for $49.99 per year. Users simply need to buy compatible WPA hardware and install WSC Guard. Their wireless network will then be set up with the highest standards-based wireless security available.
“Wi-Fi security has become a hot topic for consumers, businesses, and the media,” said Stu Elefant, vice president of marketing at Wireless Security Corporation. “On March 19th, The New York Times ran a front page story on Wi-Fi security. Our product fills a gaping hole in Wi-Fi products — it allows consumers to easily take advantage of the full security of their wireless networks without buying complicated server hardware and software.”
Today’s announcement is a significant breakthrough for many computer users who have not upgraded to Windows XP. As many as 13% of all computers around the world are still running on the Windows 98/ME operating system. Until now, it has been difficult for these customers get the most up-to-date security standards. Microsoft Corporation has not widely released its client for WPA support under Windows 98/ME or Windows 2000 and other alternatives are costly and complicated to install.
Additionally, the new features such as clientless guest access and fast administration help Wi-Fi administrators to easily and securely share their networks. Before WSC Guard, providing secure access to authorized users was one of the most time-consuming tasks for Wi-Fi administrators.
“Today’s announcement is also good news for the manufacturers of Wi-Fi hardware and the companies that supply them,” Elefant said. “Increasingly, those product manufacturers have received complaints from consumers who want the best possible security protection for their wireless networks without having to spend the money to upgrade to Windows XP.”
WSC Guard works with all current Wi-Fi standards (802.11 a, b, and g) and is compatible with Wi-Fi equipment manufactured by Linksys, Cisco, Netgear, D-Link, Dell, Buffalo Technology, Proxim/Orinoco, ZyXEL, Intel(R) Centrino(TM) mobile technology, and others.
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