Trapeze Networks Outscores The Competition In The First Ever Mobility Test Focused On Advanced Security and Active Roaming

PLEASANTON, Calif. – May 18, 2004 – Trapeze Networksâ„?, maker of the award-winning wireless LAN (WLAN) Mobility Systemâ„?, announced today that it outscored the competition in the InfoWorld WLAN security shootout, earning an “Excellent” rating.

According to InfoWorld, Trapeze outscored Aruba, while competitors Airespace, Symbol and Extreme Networks declined to participate after reviewing the test plan, which involved exhaustive roaming and security tests by the widely respected Advanced Network Computing Laboratory (ANCL) at the University of Hawaii.
The test suite involved speed benchmarks on the number of authentication cycles the WLAN switches can handle per second; a “loudmouth” test to determine if 802.1X was properly implemented by preventing hackers from seeing broadcast traffic; and a trio of roaming tests between multiple access points using data, video on demand and constant bit-rate voice.

“The team of skeptics that tested these solutions was made up of experienced, real-life network managers and test lab engineers,” said Oliver Rist, senior contributing editor at InfoWorld. “RingMaster is easily the slickest and most flexible WLAN management application we’ve ever encountered. This is an amazing solution and a dream from a management and configuration standpoint.”

Unlike the competition, Trapeze managed the entire mobility test suite without losing a session. By consolidating authentication sessions, Trapeze reduces the overall number of authenticators, radically reducing load on the back-end AAA server. Other key differentiators that stood out include Trapeze’s ability to provide multiple user roles with a single service set identifier (SSID) for the entire enterprise and Trapeze’s dual home capabilities in its access points.

“We were pleased to have been invited to test our secure mobility capabilities,” said Dan Simone, Trapeze co-founder and vice president of product management and marketing. “This is the first real-world test on the ability to roam from one access point to another. This kind of test is essential to determine how well wireless solutions can scale in actual enterprise environments and to truly differentiate the choices that are available to enterprise customers.”

For the complete test results go to the InfoWorld website at

About Trapeze Networks
Trapeze Networks delivers the power of business applications and services to the mobile enterprise workforce. The company’s wireless LAN Mobility System enhances productivity, introduces new efficiencies and accelerates business response time by delivering secure mobility for roaming users, sophisticated services for both users and IT, all while offering the lowest total cost of ownership of any WLAN infrastructure provider. Trapeze has been the recipient of seven industry awards in recognition of its product and technology strength. Founded in March 2002, Trapeze raised $50 million in venture funding to date and is headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., U.S.A. For more information, please visit


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