Wednesday, June 1, 2005

McAfee Acquires Wireless Security Corp.

McAfee announced the acquisition of Wireless Security Corp, a start-up offering Wi-Fi security solutions to protect home and small business wireless networks from unauthorized access. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Wireless Security Corp. solutions employ strong industry standard encryption and authentication with intrusion detection technology. It supports WEP and WPA-PSK and virtually 100% of network cards. Additionally it supports the most popular routers from the largest vendors such as Linksys, D-Link, and Netgear, along with support for some devices from Buffalo, Belkin, Proxim, ZyXEL and 3COM. The technology will be developed by McAfee with plans for a Fall consumer product launch. Additionally, the company will integrate the technology into the small business Managed VirusScan solution to provide comprehensive protection for the business user that is automatically delivered and managed to protect against evolving threats.

  • Wireless Security Corp is based in Redwood City, California.

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