COLUMBIA, Md., Aug 05, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that its AP 7131 wireless LAN (WLAN) access point was granted Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 certification by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Certified to meet the latest U.S. government wireless security standards, the AP 7131 provides simultaneous support for high-speed wireless voice, video and data services, self-healing mesh networking and wireless security services, delivering the throughput, coverage and resiliency required to build an all-wireless government enterprise.
“The newest FIPS certification provides our government and other security-sensitive customers with the assurance that Motorola’s products are of the highest standard. Customers can choose Motorola with the confidence that our products meet the purchasing requirements set forth by the U.S. government,” said Motorola vice president and general manager Jim Mears. “Adding the AP 7131 to our catalogue of FIPS 140-2 certified products further expands our footprint in the Federal marketplace, and confirms our commitment to remaining a trusted government supplier.”
FIPS validation standards were developed by the U.S. Federal government to ensure that agencies and government contractors purchase and use only validated products. FIPS 140-2 Level 2 covers the secure design and implementation of a cryptographic module, including roles, services and authentication; physical security; operational environment; cryptographic key management; electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatibility; self-tests; design assurance; and mitigation of other attacks.
As the industry’s first tri-radio 802.11n adaptive access point, Motorola’s AP 7131 is a virtual network-in-a-box, offering full wireless and wired networking in a dependent or independent mode. In adaptive mode, the AP 7131 functions as a stand-alone access point, combining the benefits of central management and site-survivability to help reduce the complexity of deployments in remote, small- and medium-size offices. In a campus WLAN switch environment, it can be centrally managed for large-scale government agency deployments. This unique multi-mode operation is supported by the same firmware version to greatly simplify the task of building a large-scale, multi-site all-wireless government enterprise.
The AP 7131 joins Motorola’s other FIPS 140-2 certified products: the RFS 7000 wireless controller, Fusion for Windows Mobile, Fusion for Windows CE, ASTRO Radio Subscriber Units and Crypt-R broadband encryption units, among others.
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