Bridgewater Supports Windows, SIM-Based Authentication
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This week at the 802.11 Planet Conference and Expo in Boston, Bridgewater Systems of Ottawa, Ontario, will be announcing a version of its Wi-Fi Service Manager that runs on Microsoft Windows platforms, both Windows 2000 and 2003 servers, in the enterprise.
Parham Momtahan, the company's vice president of research & development, says a major facet of this new version of the software (which previously ran on Solaris only) is that it is "integrated into the environment. We work with active directory, for example. We've worked with Microsoft in developing this solution."
Wi-Fi Service Manager will now come in two components, one for enterprise, and another for carriers (the Solaris version). The Microsoft solution is targeted at the enterprise side.
The software enables IP service management based on policies, as well as the services that users want. The software takes care of things, such as bandwidth allocation for example, on the access points and controllers. Momtahan says the software is hardware agnostic, saying "we're multivendor, and multi-site, and multi-customer."
The Solaris version will continue to be supported for carriers using the Bridgewater solution. Speaking of, the company earlier this week announced support for GSM carriers to provide SIM-based authentication on Wi-Fi networks. Bridgewater is working with Signaling System 7 (SS7)
Bridgewater Systems is just one of the over 90 exhibitors on the show floor this week at
the 802.11 Planet Conference
& Expo, June 25 - 27, 2003 at the World Trade Center Boston in Boston, MA.
Come on down and see them all!
Bridgewater Systems is just one of the over 90 exhibitors on the show floor this week at the 802.11 Planet Conference & Expo, June 25 - 27, 2003 at the World Trade Center Boston in Boston, MA. Come on down and see them all!