Corriente Networks Releases Elektron for Small Business Wi-Fi Security

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The release adds new features to the small business wireless networking product, including support for Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger."

Corriente Networks today announced the release and immediate availability of Elektron 1.1, the latest version of its award-winning software for securing small business Wi-Fi networks. The software brings easy to use, enterprise-level Wi-Fi security to businesses without a full time IT staff. The new release adds support for the latest Mac OS X release, additional user authentication options, and simplified server administration.

Elektron provides RADIUS authentication services to WPA Enterprise capable wireless access points, including popular hardware from manufacturers like Apple, Linksys, D-Link, Cisco, and Netgear. WPA Enterprise is the standard specified by the Wi-Fi Alliance ( for the strongest available wireless network security. Elektron is the first non-proprietary server solution to bring WPA Enterprise security to small businesses.

This release adds the ability to administer the Elektron server from a remote workstation, configuration of additional security parameters, and the ability to authenticate wireless users based on the MAC address of their laptop. This last feature has proven a boon to K-12 users and other organizations with basic Wi-Fi security needs but without the means to upgrade all users to recent Wi-Fi hardware.

For Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" users, Elektron 1.1 includes Automator actions that simplify common server administration tasks. The actions provided include the ability to import and add user accounts, and to backup and restore the Elektron server database.

Elektron contains support for the latest Wi-Fi security standards, including PEAP and TTLS. Elektron is compatible with the Wi-Fi client software built into Mac OS X 10.3 and later and Windows XP. No additional software is necessary for clients using either of these platforms.

Pricing and Availability:

Elektron 1.1 is available now at a price of $299.99 for Windows 2000/XP/2003 and Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher. It may be purchased directly through the Corriente Networks web site or through one of Corriente's value added resellers. Elektron is licensed on a per-server basis, with each server licensed for an unlimited number of clients.

Owners of previous versions of Elektron may upgrade to Elektron 1.1 at no charge.

About Corriente Networks LLC:

Corriente Networks is a privately held independent software developer in Berkeley, California. Founded in 2002, the company is comprised of experienced computer security professionals committed to providing the tools and technologies businesses need to secure their computer networks.


Chris Hawk

Corriente Networks LLC

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