IBM wireless software gains FIPS 140-2 nod

The latest version of IBM Corp.'s wireless access management software has won Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 certification for cryptographic modules.

WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager 5.0 on a handheld or notebook computer roams between high-speed wireless networks such as IEEE 802.11b, General Packet Radio Services and Code Division Multiple Access. It protects data by building a mobile IP or non-IP virtual private network or private packet radio network.

The FIPS 140-2 certification applies to the software running under IBM AIX 5.2, Sun Microsystems Trusted Solaris and all Microsoft Windows clients, the company said.

A new addition to Version 5.0 is the Wireless Security Auditor, which automatically finds access points and gaps in security configurations.

The new software also can prioritize its roaming radar to choose certain networks over others for the sake of bandwidth or cost. It compresses data transfers up to 67 percent.


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