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Secure Telecommuting Product Debuts

Halestar is helping safeguard the environment by letting employees securely bring their office computer networks home

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Halestar, LLC, a security engineering company, is helping safeguard the environment by letting employees securely bring their office computer networks home.

Enterprise mobility, a green technology, lets employees work from home with identical access to their office systems – regardless of the kinds of computers they own or the brand of PBX their company employs – making the home environment as productive as the corporate LAN.

Remote-access-point technology is anchored at an Aruba WLAN controller on the corporate network. Remote-access points create an IPSec tunnel back to the controller to provide the same SSIDs, 802.1x authentication and encryption, wireless counter-measures, firewalling and network access available on the corporate LAN. Because so little state kept on the AP, there is no end-user configuration, there are no updates to make, and no network information needed beyond original configuration. All the employee does is plug it in.

“The world is becoming greener,” says Kevin Dowd, Halestar’s President. “People are starting to think about the cost of commuting, and the impact they’re having on the world while they are sitting there idling in rush-hour traffic.”

Halestar, LLC