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Trapeze Networks Awarded Two Wireless Networking Patents

Patents involve location-based access control, identity-based networking

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Patent Office has awarded Trapeze Networks (NYSE: BDC) two more breakthrough wireless networking patents. The patents advance the company's position in wireless network security and role-based access control.

"Awarded patents are important because they protect our intellectual property and give us the ability to add differentiated value to our products without any third party hindrances," said Ahmet Tuncay, chief technology officer of Trapeze Networks. "These recent inventions make wireless networks more secure and easier to configure and deploy. Trapeze Networks' position as an innovator is strengthened in important ways with the award of these two patents."

One of the newly awarded patents is "methods and apparatus for controlling wireless network access privileges based on wireless client location," (7,551,574) which is a quintessential patent that coverts client accesses controls enforcements based on client location.

Media Heaping Praise on Trapeze Networks' Innovations

Devin Akin, founder and president of Certified Wireless Network Professionals, writes in his blog, "...Trapeze brought a gun to a knife fight," and "This day should be remembered." Later in his posting, he writes, "If this doesn't put Trapeze squarely in Gartner's 2009 'visionary' quadrant, somebody must be asleep at the wheel at Gartner." And regarding the fact that the technology has been awarded a patent, Akin writes, "In a nutshell, this means they own it, and it [expurgated] to be anyone else ..."

Craig Mathias, a columnist for Network World and the president of Farpoint Research, writes in his column, "...you gotta love this idea," and "...as Trapeze's announcement shows, the innovations around horizontal applications of RTLS in the enterprise are arriving..."

Naomi Graychase of Wi-Fi Planet, writes, "The new Trapeze RF Firewall is a tactical, location-based approach to enterprise network security that specifically seeks to prevent intrusions like the type of parking lot attack that so famously breached the TJX networks in 2005-2006 and compromised 45 million customer payment cards."

The specific patent being praised is US Patent 7,551,574, received on June 23, 2009 and covers a method and apparatus for controlling wireless network access privileges based on wireless client location.

Trapeze Networks' SmartPass Patented Tool

The second patent Trapeze Networks received, (US Patent 7,551,619, also received on June 23, 2009) covers client roaming between VLANs (tunneling) based on credentials on a database stored in a switch or somewhere else. This is technology built into Trapeze Networks award-winning SmartPass software. SmartPass is a software product that gives IT managers full control over client access to the wireless LAN. Network managers can fine tune access and authorization on the wireless LAN to an extent never before possible, both for primary users and guests on the network.

Tuncay says, "This particular patent also covers the operation of redundant switch databases (tunnel affinity) and determining location of clients based on log-in operations, so it is broad and powerful."

About Trapeze Networks

Trapeze Networks, a Belden Brand, is a leader in enterprise wireless LAN equipment and management software. Trapeze was the first company to introduce NonStop Wireless - delivering unmatched reliability to the enterprise wireless LAN and its solutions are optimized for companies requiring mobility and high bandwidth such as healthcare, education, and hospitality. Trapeze delivers Smart Mobile(TM) providing scalable wireless LANs for applications such as Voice over Wi-Fi, location services, and indoor/outdoor connectivity.

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