Fingerprint Wi-Fi Security Continues to Grow for Broadband Wireless Networks
11/28/06 - silex technology america, Inc. announced a partnership with
Bountiful WiFi to provide the most reliable fingerprint-based access
control system for WiFi local area networks (WLANs) on the market by
bundling silex's SX-650 NetGuard WiFi network access control device and
the S1 biometric fingerprint reader with the Bountiful Router.
Reliability is a concern when working with biometrics. If a user has
unusually wet or dry hands it can affect the sensors ability to get an
accurate reading. Other factors such as electrostatic discharge, cuts or
narrow fingerprint ridges and valleys can cause inaccuracies in many
biometric fingerprint readers. The S1 uses radio frequency (RF)
technology to scan the inner layer of the skin allowing the sensor to
more accurately capture minutiae data points and providing the
reliability desired when protecting confidential information over a
wireless network connection.
"In today's workforce, mobility is a tremendous asset that allows
workers the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere at any time,"
said Gary Bradt, silex vice president, biometrics division. "However,
even with the constant invention and upgrade of WiFi network security,
overall public and corporate paranoia about security threats continues
to build. By bundling the SX-650 NetGuard with the S1 fingerprint reader
and the Bountiful Router silex and Bountiful WiFi provide IT executives
with the most reliable WiFi security solution on the market today."
While there is no doubt that dependence upon WiFi and mobile devices
will continue to grow, the continued security threats and actual
breaches can give cause to worry whether a laptop or PDA is really
secure from hackers in a home WiFi network, corporate or public hotspot.
Security problems commonly associated with WiFi networks are the ability
of unauthorized users to see data as it is being sent or received to and
from a wireless network and unauthorized users being able to connect to
a network and use it for unauthorized or illegal activities.
The Bountiful Router was developed in response to businesses' demand for
a constant, abundant and reliable wireless signal. It offers the
unprecedented differentiation in a wireless network by expanding the
footprint or coverage area by two to four times those of other solutions
in the industry.
"The Bountiful Router is the most powerful wireless Internet router
allowed under FCC regulations," said David Egbert, President and CEO of
Bountiful WiFi. "By combining a reliable wireless signal with a reliable
security solution like the SX-650 NetGuard users can now have peace of
mind that they can enjoy a constant and abundant wireless signal over a
By combining the latest WiFi security and biometric identity
verification technologies, SX-650 NetGuard provides a finishing layer to
any WiFi network's security strategy. A fully-contained authentication
device, SX-650 NetGuard conforms to the latest WiFi security standards
of WPA/WPA2 (WiFi Protected Access), RADIUS (Remote Authentication
Dial-In User Service) and PEAP (Protected Extensible Authentication
Protocol) and works with the latest off-the-shelf access points and
network adapter cards.
The SX-650 NetGuard provides effective access control for WiFi LANs. By
combining the latest WiFi security and biometric identity verification
technologies, the SX-650 NetGuard provides a fully contained network
authentication device that works with any WPA-compliant access point.
802.11a/b/g and 802.11i compliant Works with the latest off-the-shelf
access points and network adapter cards Conforms to WiFi security
standards, WPA/WPA 2.0, RADIUS and PEAP Fully contained authentication
S1 Fingerprint Reader
The S1 is a USB-interface fingerprint reader that uses radio frequency
technology to read below the surface layer of skin to the corium or the
inner layer of the fingerprint so that surface abnormalities don't
affect the scan. A key feature of the S1 is its ability to track the
rate at which a finger crosses the sensor which further enhances the
fingerprint reader's ability to provide a much more accurate reading.
Resolution of 508dpi High speed 2.0 USB device Compact, simple, portable
and comes with a replaceable mini USB cable. Supports Win XP/2K. Full
feature SX-Biometrics Suite software High performance minutiae matching
The Bountiful Router reduces contention in the network, lessens packet
loss and has huge "ears" that allow it to easily hear the clients. The
router extends existing networks at a fraction of wired network costs,
providing an economical, FCC Certified solution to businesses of all
sizes. Simultaneously supports 802.11b+g Rich advanced WLAN security
options Broadband gateway functions Rich network security mechanisms
Transparent bridging function between WLAN and LAN interfaces Management
interface with easy setup wizard Firmware upgrade for enhanced new
features WDS, Bridging, and Repeating DMZ hosting, port forwarding, and
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