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Nortel Launches WLAN Portfolio To Boost Wireless Security, Roaming

Nortel Networks has announced a new portfolio of wireless local area network (WLAN) products for enterprises and carriers that allow end users to have anytime, anywhere access to applications such as e-mail, voicemail and unified messaging via a PDA, mobile phone or PC.

Nortel said the new portfolio will complement existing Nortel wireless and IP solutions. The new products are expected to be available in the second quarter.

"With the introduction of this new product portfolio, Nortel Networks will enable the delivery of secure roaming capabilities that seamlessly span converging public and private networks, as well as hotspot environments," said Malcolm Collins, president, Enterprise Networks, Nortel Networks.

The WLAN portfolio will initially include four core products: the WLAN Security Switch 2250, which provides security management services; the WLAN Access Point 2220, which provides the first level of security to wired Ethernet networks; the WLAN Mobile Voice Client i2050, which supports wireless IP telephony calls for Pocket PCs; and the WLAN Mobile Adapter 2201, a Cardbus adapter for mobile computing devices that will support both 802.11a and 802.11b standards.

Reprinted from ThinkMobile.