PLEASANTON, California, July 20 --
- New Intellectual Property Covers New Location Based Access Control,
The United States Patent Office has awarded Trapeze Networks (NYSE: BDC) two
more breakthrough wireless networking patents. The patents advance the
company’s position in wireless network security and role-based access
Awarded patents are important because they protect our intellectual property
and give us the ability to add differentiated value to our products without any
third party hindrances, said Ahmet Tuncay, chief technology officer of Trapeze
Networks. These recent inventions make wireless networks more secure and easier
to configure and deploy. Trapeze Networks’ position as an innovator is
strengthened in important ways with the award of these two patents.
One of the newly awarded patents is methods and apparatus for controlling
wireless network access privileges based on wireless client location,
(7,551,574) which is a quintessential patent that coverts client accesses
controls enforcements based on client location.
Media Heaping Praise on Trapeze Networks’ Innovations
Devin Akin, founder and president of Certified Wireless Network Professionals,
writes in his blog
...Trapeze brought a gun to a knife fight, and This day should be remembered.
Later in his posting, he writes, If this doesn’t put Trapeze squarely in
Gartner’s 2009 ’visionary’ quadrant, somebody must be asleep
at the wheel at Gartner. And regarding the fact that the technology has been
awarded a patent, Akin writes, In a nutshell, this means they own it, and it
[expurgated] to be anyone else ...
Craig Mathias, a columnist for Network World and the president of Farpoint
Research, writes in his column
(http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/43155), ...you gotta love this idea,
and ...as Trapeze’s announcement shows, the innovations around horizontal
applications of RTLS in the enterprise are arriving...
Naomi Graychase of Wi-Fi Planet, writes
(http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/news/article.php/3827001), The new Trapeze RF
Firewall is a tactical, location-based approach to enterprise network security
that specifically seeks to prevent intrusions like the type of parking lot
attack that so famously breached the TJX networks in 2005-2006 and compromised
45 million customer payment cards.
The specific patent being praised is US Patent 7,551,574, received on June 23,
2009 and covers a method and apparatus for controlling wireless network access
privileges based on wireless client location.
Trapeze Networks’ SmartPass Patented Tool
The second patent Trapeze Networks received, (US Patent 7,551,619, also
received on June 23, 2009) covers client roaming between VLANs (tunneling) based
on credentials on a database stored in a switch or somewhere else. This is
technology built into Trapeze Networks award-winning SmartPass software.
SmartPass is a software product that gives IT managers full control over client
access to the wireless LAN. Network managers can fine tune access and
authorization on the wireless LAN to an extent never before possible, both for
primary users and guests on the network.
Tuncay says, This particular patent also covers the operation of redundant
switch databases (tunnel affinity) and determining location of clients based on
log-in operations, so it is broad and powerful.
About Trapeze Networks
Trapeze Networks, a Belden Brand, is a leader in enterprise wireless LAN
equipment and management software. Trapeze was the first company to introduce
NonStop Wireless - delivering unmatched reliability to the enterprise wireless
LAN and its solutions are optimized for companies requiring mobility and high
bandwidth such as healthcare, education, and hospitality. Trapeze delivers Smart
Mobile(TM) providing scalable wireless LANs for applications such as Voice over
Wi-Fi, location services, and indoor/outdoor connectivity.
Brian D. Johnson Trapeze Networks +1-925-337-8911
SOURCE: Trapeze Networks
Brian D. Johnson of Trapeze Networks, +1-925-337-8911