Buffalo Technology, the networking company has announced that its AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS) now includes SecureEasySetup software by Broadcom. Both solutions are designed to enable customers to simplify the process of setting up and securing their Wi-Fi network. With the popularity of Wi-Fi networks at home and at work expanding rapidly, anything that makes set-up easier and more secure is a good thing in our book.
AOSS technology provides users with automatic setup of a secure wireless network at the push of a button. AOSS instantly detects and configures other AOSS enabled devices and seamlessly creates a secure connection based on the highest level of encryption available. This includes WPA2 – the latest and most powerful security standard for wireless networks. Buffalo states that AOSS will also support future security standards.
Complementing Buffalo’s AOSS is Broadcom’s SecureEasySetup. SES essentially does the same thing as AOSS and a number of competing manufacturers offer support for SES in their products. With Buffalo now also supporting Broadcom’s technology it means that its AOSS equipment will interoperate with those from other vendors that support SES, giving consumers more choice and fewer headaches.
“Buffalo has experienced great success with its AOSS-enabled wireless solutions because it removes the traditional hassle of installing a wireless network and configuring wireless security. Broadcom’s SecureEasySetup technology nicely complements AOSS and our goal to simplify and enhance our customers’ wireless experience,” stated Gerardine Lynch, Product Marketing Manager, Buffalo Technology. “By supporting SecureEasySetup, Buffalo is offering its customers the best of both worlds. We are providing an additional method of simplifying Wi-Fi set-up that is compatible with other vendors’ SES based products.”
“Buffalo is a leading innovator in home networking solutions. We are excited that new wireless networking solutions by Buffalo will include support for SecureEasySetup,” stated Jeff Abramowitz, Senior Director of Marketing at Broadcom. “Together we can offer end users the total Wi-Fi simplified solution, combining ease-of-use with the highest level of wireless security.”
Buffalo’s products featuring both AOSS and SecureEasySetup will be available February 2005.