Meetinghouse Joins the Wi-Fi Alliance

AEGIS Security Solution Wi-Fi Certified

PORTSMOUTH, NH, June 16, 2003 – Meetinghouse, a leading developer of network authentication software for wired and wireless local-area networks, announced today that they have joined the Wi-Fi Alliance and that their AEGIS solution for Wireless LAN security is now Wi-Fi CERTIFIED. AEGIS is an 802.1x-based solution composed of the AEGIS Client and AEGIS Server, and is differentiated through the robust breadth of operating systems and EAP methods supported.

The Wi-Fi Alliance is the industry body formed to certify interoperability of wireless Local Area Network products based on the IEEE 802.11b specification. Wi-Fi Certification was gained for the AEGIS solution after rigorous product testing at an independent testing laboratory for compatibility with other 11 Mbps 802.11b wireless standard products. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED solutions enable users to connect anywhere there are other Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products-in public “hotspots” and enterprise settings.

“We are excited to join the Wi-Fi Alliance,” said Dr. Paul Goransson, President of Meetinghouse. “Meetinghouse is committed to advancing standards-based security solutions for the enterprise.”

About the Meetinghouse AEGIS Solution

AEGIS provides secure IEEE 802.1X standards-based authentication for wireless LANs in enterprise and public access networks. In addition, AEGIS mitigates commonly known vulnerabilities and weaknesses in 802.11 wireless networking by providing the enhanced tunneling authentication solutions, TTLS and PEAP. Tunneled authentication simplifies network management, eliminates the burden of client-side certificates, and leverages existing standard user name and password infrastructure. AEGIS Client and AEGIS Server software can be used with other industry standard 802.1X authentication software.

AEGIS Client supports EAP-MD5, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-PEAP, and Cisco’s LEAP on Linux, Mac OS X , Windows XP, NT, 2000, 98, ME, and Pocket PC 2002. AEGIS Server supports Microsoft MD5, TLS, TTLS, LEAP and PEAP on Linux, Solaris, and Windows XP/2000. AEGIS Client 2.0 is available now and can be downloaded from the Meetinghouse website http://www.mtghouse.com/support/downloads/index.shtml.

About The Wi-Fi Alliance

The Wi-Fi Alliance is a nonprofit international association formed in 1999 to certify interoperability of wireless Local Area Network products based on IEEE 802.11 specification. Currently the Wi-Fi Alliance has 176 member companies from around the world, and 611 products have received Wi-FiĀ® certification since certification began in March of 2000. The goal of the Wi-Fi Alliance’s members is to enhance the user experience through product interoperability.

More information on the Wi-Fi Alliance can be found at: http://www.wi-fi.com.

About Meetinghouse, Inc.
Meetinghouse, Inc. is a leading developer of advanced network security and authentication products. Founded by networking industry veteran Dr. Paul Goransson, Meetinghouse has developed networking and software solutions for many leading global network equipment manufacturers including: Nortel, Hewlett-Packard Company, Sprint, and others. The company is known for its technical expertise, high-quality products, and for being an outstanding business partner with the highest ethical standards. The company is headquartered in Portsmouth, NH. For additional information please visit the company website at http://www.mtghouse.com or call 1.603. 430.7710.

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