Funk Software Announces Odyssey Client/FIPS Edition

Software enables 802.11i-based WLAN access for government agencies

A FIPS-compliant RADIUS server, such as Funk Software's Steel-Belted RadiusR (available early 2006), which authenticates the user and configures the secure connection between the client and access equipment.

Odyssey Client Overview
Odyssey Client is the 802.1X access client that is most suitable for deployment on enterprise networks. Its multi-platform, multi-protocol support ensures compatibility in any environment, whether on the secure enterprise WLAN or wired 802.1X network, or at a public WLAN hotspot. Advanced pre-configuration tools enable rapid, automated deployment across every wireless PC on the network, significantly reducing deployment costs associated with WLAN access. And, numerous user conveniences provide a simple user experience to ensure rapid adoption by the end user population, significantly reducing support and training costs associated with WLAN access. No other 802.1X client packs this triple punch.

Now, Odyssey Client/FIPS Edition brings these same benefits to government agencies, while also meeting their security requirements laid out in FIPS 140-2.

Odyssey Client runs on Windows XP, 2000, 98, Me, Windows Mobile 2003 and Pocket PC 2002. Odyssey Client/FIPS Edition runs on Windows XP and 2000. Both products support EAP-TTLS, EAP-PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, EAP-SIM, and LEAP authentication methods, and Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), and dynamic WEP encryption protocols.

Odyssey Client was selected by the Wi-Fi Alliance for inclusion in their WPA2 certification test bed.

Pricing and Availability
Odyssey Client/FIPS Edition is currently available for customer trials directly from Funk Software, and through Funk Software's worldwide network of authorized partners. A 25-Client license, including an annual maintenance and support contract, costs $1,781.25.