3Com launches corporate 'guest' wireless

December 20th, 2005 in Technology /

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

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