Westlake Village, CA–Nov 15, 2006 – Xirrus, Inc., the only provider of high capacity, long range Wi-Fi products that can effectively extend wired network capabilities to wireless without compromise, announced today the availability of its advanced Wi-Fi Firewall. Xirrus’ patented Wi-Fi Array, which packs 4, 8, or 16 radios into a compact device along with an onboard Gigabit Switch, now includes an onboard, rules-based Firewall that significantly enhances the security of Wi-Fi networks.
The onboard Firewall of the Wi-Fi Array provides blocking of ports and protocols to and from any source, destination, SSID, network or user, providing IT professionals with the ability to control which applications are run and by whom. Additionally, station-to-station blocking prevents clients from gaining access to other clients associated to the same radio or the same Wi-Fi Array.
“Xirrus already provides the longest range, most bandwidth and support for the greatest number of Wi-Fi users per device”, said Dirk Gates, CEO of Xirrus. “By introducing advanced Firewall capability coupled with the only integrated Wi-Fi threat sensor in the industry, Xirrus now has the most cost-effective security solution on the market today.”
Security features that come standard with every Xirrus Wi-Fi Array include:
*Dedicated Threat Sensor
*Rogue Access Point Detection
Advanced Intrusion Detection and Prevention through Xirrus’ partnership with Network Chemistry is available as an optional module. The advanced Firewall is available today to all Xirrus customers at no incremental charge.
Xirrus is the award-winning provider of the longest range, highest capacity, most secure Enterprise Triple Play Wi-Fi technology in the industry – delivering twice the range, four times the coverage, and support for up to 1,000 users in a single Array. Led by Dirk Gates, former chairman and CEO of Xircom (acquired by Intel), Xirrus’ revolutionary and patent pending Wi-Fi Array packs 4, 8, or 16 radios into a compact, ceiling mountable device along with an onboard Gigabit Switch – providing Wi-Fi connectivity to the Enterprise at the lowest cost per user, square foot, and Mbps in the industry.
Xirrus won ‘Best Startup’ at Interop Las Vegas 2005. Xirrus is a privately-held company headquartered in Westlake Village, California. For more information, please visit www.xirrus.com.