Sharp Zaurus Linux-based Mobile Data Terminal Now Secured for Wireless Business Use with AEGIS Client from Meetinghouse
PORTSMOUTH, NH – June 08, 2004 — Meetinghouse, a leading developer of standards-based network authentication software for wired and wireless local-area networks, announced AEGIS Client for Sharp Zaurus. The Sharp ZaurusÃ¢â€ž? SL-6000, a new handheld mobile data terminal from Sharp Electronics Corporation is a feature-packed, Linux-based personal mobile tool for business use. AEGIS Client for Zaurus is the result of a marketing relationship between Meetinghouse and Sharp, which will promote a Meetinghouse WLAN security solution to Sharp enterprise customers.
AEGIS Client for Zaurus provides:
Ã‚Â· Support for a wide variety of Extensible Authentication Protocols (EAP) methods now in use in the enterprise, including: Cisco-LEAP, EAP-MD5, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, and EAP-PEAP.
Ã‚Â· Enterprise-class security for a state-of-the-art, Linux-based mobile data terminal in the enterprise market.
Ã‚Â· 802.1X and Dynamic WEP support that defeats the presence of rogue and other unauthorized access points.
“As more workers access business-critical information stored on a corporate LAN wirelessly, companies demand a solution that will keep that data secure yet accessible to these remote workers,” said Steve Petix, associate vice president, Sharp Solutions Division. “The Sharp Zaurus mobile data terminal with wireless LAN security from Meetinghouse delivers a best-of-breed enterprise solution that will help mobile workers be more productive while companies can keep intellectual property secure.”
“Meetinghouse continues to focus on mobile devices and porting the AEGIS Client across Windows and non-Windows operating systems,” said Dr. Paul Goransson, President of Meetinghouse. “Contributing wireless LAN security solutions for PDA’s such as the Linux-based Zaurus mobile data terminal is a natural evolution of our product strategy to provide ubiquitous support for WLAN security solutions across devices and a wide range of operating systems,” continued Goransson.
Pricing and Availability
AEGIS Client for Zaurus will be commercially available starting July 1st 2004. It will retail for $39.95 and can be ordered from the Meetinghouse Online Store at http://www.mtghouse.com/store/index.shtml. About the Sharp Zaurus SL-6000 Companies challenged with increasing mobile employee productivity will welcome the new Sharp Zaurus model SL-6000, the first “handheld” mobile data terminal that features:
The industry’s first four-inch full native VGA screen allowing mobile users to view crystal clear data and images, previously limited to PCs; A powerful yet flexible Linux® operating system and Java environment which is easily tailored for business application use; Supports IBM WebSphere solution; and Stylish yet durable case that can withstand a drop from one meter above the ground – without sustaining damage.
The “corporate solutions ready” unit is available now for a manufacturer’s suggested list price of $699.99 through select value-added and corporate resellers. For more information, full product specifications or a corporate reseller, visit myzaurus.com, sharpusa.com or call 800-BE-SHARP (800-237-4277). Sharp Electronics Corporation is the Mahwah, N.J.-based marketing and sales subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of the core technologies that are integral to shaping the next generation of home entertainment products, appliances, networked, multifunctional office solutions and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOSÃ¢â€ž? Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-BitÃ¢â€ž? digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Viewcam® camcorders, Carousel® microwaves, IMAGERÃ¢â€ž? digital multifunctional systems, Notevision® multimedia projectors, and the ZaurusÃ¢â€ž? mobile data terminal. Sharp Electronics Corporation employs approximately 2,000 people throughout the U.S. supporting more than 50 product lines.
Meetinghouse is a leading developer of advanced network security and authentication products. Founded by industry veteran Dr. Paul Goransson, Meetinghouse has developed software for many leading global network equipment manufacturers including: Nortel, Hewlett-Packard Company, Sprint and others. The company is known for its 802.1X 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 Meetinghouse website at www.mtghouse.com or phone 1.603.673.6633.