5/20/2005 - TeamF1, Inc. (www.TeamF1.com), the high-performance embedded networking and security software company, introduced Air Secure Access Point (ASAP), the industry's first middleware product specifically designed to add secure wireless access-point functionality to embedded devices. A comprehensive, secure, managed access point solution, ASAP sets a new standard by providing the ability to concurrently support many different generations of 802.11 security technology found in today's wireless networks -- from WEP through WPA, up to WPA2/ 802.11i, in either Personal (Pre-shared Key) or Enterprise (802.1X) modes.
New applications for wireless technologies in the embedded space are fueling the demand for standardized middleware running on popular device operating systems. However, despite its enormous benefits and convenience, wireless technology is traditionally perceived to be insecure and vulnerable. With ASAP, TeamF1 brings its proven expertise in embedded security to the wireless arena. ASAP builds on TeamF1's security frameworks widely adopted by OEMs today as a part of TeamF1's popular embedded security software family, to deliver a comprehensive package enabling a whole new class of connected device applications.
"As untethered computing comes of age and devices unfettered by wires span various embedded application domains beyond standard LAN access for PCs, security is starting to take center-stage", said Mukesh Lulla, President of TeamF1. “We expect ASAP to promote extensive adoption of wireless technologies in embedded applications by increasing our customers’ confidence in wireless security. OEMs and ODMs can now rely on a standards-based and integrated platform to harness the benefits of embedded wireless functionality and leverage the Wi-Fi® infrastructure that is becoming commonplace.”
ASAP is a comprehensive solution for networked devices that require secure access point functionality. It integrates the latest wireless standards and security technologies with a flexible driver framework and includes reference drivers that work with a variety of 802.11 and Wi-Fi® devices. ASAP's rich features are exclusively designed for stringent embedded requirements, and include the most-advanced wireless security protection on the market including AES encryption and 802.11i.
ASAP includes Krypto-Lite, TeamF1’s FIPS-certified common crypto framework, along with a suite of encryption and integrity components to secure and manage access point traffic. Krypto-Lite also allows the seamless integration of other optional security protocols developed by TeamF1 such as SSL/https, SSH and IPsec/IKE to meet additional security requirements.
ASAP is designed to run in embedded environments and has been extensively validated on a variety of CPU architectures. Optimized editions for VxWorks® and Linux® are available with support for native OS network driver models, enhanced memory management, and seamless integration with other OS features.
ASAP is immediately available as a source license directly from TeamF1. Full source code and royalty-free terms are available. Professional services for application-specific customization, turn-key integration and certifications for ASAP are also available from TeamF1 and its partners.
TeamF1, Inc. a privately held corporation headquartered in Fremont, CA, is a leader in high performance embedded networking and security software. Founded in 1996, TeamF1's products enable secure management of telecom/datacom and industrial equipment, and provide the infrastructure components needed for switching and wireless products in various market segments. For more information visit the company's website at www.TeamF1.com
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