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TEAMF1 ANNOUNCES X-CALIBUR - STANDARDS-BASED LAYER-2 PORT AUTHENTICATION FOR EMBEDDED APPLICATIONS
Featuring 802.1X Authentication For Wired And Wireless Networks
FREMONT, CALIF. - August 26, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- TeamF1, Inc.
(www.TeamF1.com), a leader in embedded security and layer-2 switching
protocols, today announced immediate availability of X-Calibur, an
embedded implementation of the Port-based Network Access Control (IEEE
802.1X PNAC) protocol. X-Calibur easily adds 802.1X capability to embedded
devices, instantly enabling flexible authentication at the data-link
layer. Combining supplicant and authenticator capabilities, X-Calibur is a
key enabling technology for security in Ethernet switches, end user
connected devices, wireless bridges, and access points.
"Connected embedded devices and wireless applications in particular
require standards-based authentication technology which allows them to
identify themselves and gain access to a network," said Mukesh Lulla,
President of TeamF1. "802.1X is an important standard that allows
interoperable authentication capabilities, enabling controlled membership
in a heterogeneous network. X-Calibur plays an important role in promoting
this standard by extending the reach of 802.1X to embedded devices that
are included in enterprise networks."
X-Calibur provides a flexible architecture that can implement traditional
authentication methods such as passwords, RADIUS, Kerberos, and digital
certificates over a generic authentication transport mechanism. It
provides a framework that allows embedded applications to implement any
EAP/EAPoL mechanism including custom authentication schemes. Being
specifically optimized for low resource environments, X-Calibur is an
ideal fit for networked devices requiring core authentication services
with a small memory footprint and minimal overhead.
X-Calibur is the latest member of TeamF1's Switchcraft family of products
and is immediately available for royalty-free licensing directly from
TeamF1. It is supported on popular embedded operating systems including
Wind River's VxWorks(R) and various embedded Linux variants. The product
includes a reference implementation of EAPoL / password with a TLS and
TTLS implementation to be announced in the near future. For more product
details, please refer to http://www.TeamF1.com/docs/X-Calibur.pdf.
TeamF1, Inc., founded in 1996, is a privately held corporation
headquartered in Fremont, CA. 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 http://www.TeamF1.com or contact TeamF1 Public Relations at
510-505-9931 or email pr_at_TeamF1.com.
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