Why build your own 802.1X authentication client? Meetinghouse Data Communications of Portsmouth, NH, makers of the AEGIS client/server products, is licensing the AEGIS API suite for those who want to integrate 802.1X themselves.
The AEGIS API (application programming interface)
“We see two diverging worlds,” says Delli Colli. “We pursue the OEM places with the API and the retail play with the AEGIS client/server, where we go head to head with Funk Software for the small to enterprise market. It compliments what we’re doing, and it opens up many channel opportunities.”
The Suite consists of the binary Windows DLLs
AEGIS supports most 802.11 RADIUS servers including Funk’s Steel-Belted Radius, as well as those from Microsoft, Cisco, Interlink and FreeRadius. It supports most of the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
Meetinghouse’s main competition, Funk Software, is also getting its Odyssey Client software out into the world. This week they announced that Odyssey Client will ship on Hewlett-Packard notebooks, as part of HP’s Enterprise Wireless Software Package. It will come with HP’s Compact Evo laptops equipped with the Wireless LAN MultiPort W200 kit, and is also available for download.