3Com launches corporate 'guest' wireless

December 20, 2005

A system that allows visitors to large office buildings to instantly log on to the firm's wireless network has been unveiled by 3Com Corp.

The New England networking company said in a news release that the Guest Access system was designed so that visitors can receive access to a secure corporate system from the lobby without the need for IT personnel to open an account.

"Not only will an organization give a visitor a badge to enter a building, but it can now give the visitor the right to securely access the network wirelessly -- and the IT manager doesn't have to worry about it," said 3Com's Rohit Mehra.

Guest Access runs on 3Com's enterprise wireless switch and allows for user authentication and set periods for access. The system is also loaded with security features to prevent improper transfers of company data.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Related Stories

Recommended for you

Microsoft describes hard-to-mimic authentication gesture

August 1, 2015

Photos. Messages. Bank account codes. And so much more—sit on a person's mobile device, and the question is, how to secure them without having to depend on lengthy password codes of letters and numbers. Vendors promoting ...

Netherlands bank customers can get vocal on payments

August 1, 2015

Are some people fed up with remembering and using passwords and PINs to make it though the day? Those who have had enough would prefer to do without them. For mobile tasks that involve banking, though, it is obvious that ...

How bees naturally vaccinate their babies

July 31, 2015

When it comes to vaccinating their babies, bees don't have a choice—they naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in their environments. And now for the first time, scientists have discovered how ...

Model shows how surge in wealth inequality may be reversed

July 30, 2015

(Phys.org)—For many Americans, the single biggest problem facing the country is the growing wealth inequality. Based on income tax data, wealth inequality in the US has steadily increased since the mid-1980s, with the top ...

A cataclysmic event of a certain age

July 27, 2015

At the end of the Pleistocene period, approximately 12,800 years ago—give or take a few centuries—a cosmic impact triggered an abrupt cooling episode that earth scientists refer to as the Younger Dryas.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.