SOURCE: Roving Planet, Inc.

April 26, 2005 08:00 ET

Roving Planet's New Business Commander Secures Small and Medium Business Wireless Networks From a Single Console

Enterprise-Class Software Now Available for Small and Medium Businesses Simplifies the Task of Securing, Managing and Operating Wireless LANs

WESTMINSTER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 26, 2005 -- Roving Planet, a leading provider of integrated wireless LAN security and management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Roving Planet Business Commander™, a full-featured, cost-effective Wi-Fi security and management solution specifically designed for the needs of small or medium business operations.

Many small and medium businesses rely on wireless LANs as their primary means of deploying a network. Roving Planet Business Commander™ enables them to easily manage and control users, devices, and applications that need access to network resources. Business Commander provides enterprise-level network security and the ability to monitor all network activity.

Business Commander's power is in its flexibility to assign users and user group privileges, with time of day or location-based policies to simplify the tasks associated with the best practices of managing a wireless LAN. With built-in features including RADIUS/802.1X authentication, secure guest access, and rich reporting on WLAN usage, Business Commander is ideal for small or medium businesses that want their wireless network to be a true adjunct to their wired networks.

"Many smaller organizations that have deployed wireless networks are seeking an enterprise-grade solution that addresses the need for secure and robust wireless LAN operations, without having to invest enterprise-grade dollars," stated Greg Mesch, President and CEO of Roving Planet. "Business Commander gives these organizations a comprehensive solution with automated features to lessen the time spent managing their wireless LAN environment."

Key Features of Business Commander include:

--  Authentication Management

Control who can have access to your network, implementing the right
authentication type for different users, devices, or applications.
--  Onboard RADIUS

Authenticate all users with built-in full RADIUS support,
incorporating secure 802.1X authentication and key management, without
incurring additional system costs.
--  Access Control

Decide what network resources are available to users once they are
assigned access to the network.
--  Guest Access

Provide secure access for site visitors to appropriate resources,
without manually re-architecting your network for each new visitor.
--  Time-based Controls

Quickly change policies for regularly occurring events, after hours,
or for special occasions.
--  Location-based Controls

Authorize where users can access the network, on a location or per-
access point basis.
--  Complete Audit Trail

Quickly detail your wireless network usage with robust and easily
customized reporting templates.
--  Seamless Integration with other Roving Planet products

Use Business Commander with other Roving Planet products for a full
security suite.  Set user-based security policies to control who, how,
when, and where devices can enter the network and correlate security events
with network activity from a single console.

About Roving Planet

Roving Planet ( delivers an industry-leading software suite essential for operating wireless LANs. Commander Suite 3.0 from Roving Planet manages and secures distributed Wi-Fi networks, simplifies authentication and access control, and provides correlated wireless LAN intelligence and executive reports, all from a single user console.

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