SLAPP standard speeds up WLAN interoperability

Summary:"The 802.11 standard allows for WLAN systems to be designed for technological advancement while remaining compliant" Fromer Meta Group (now Gartner) analyst David Willis comments on how open?

"The 802.11 standard allows for WLAN systems to be designed for technological advancement while remaining compliant"

Fromer Meta Group (now Gartner) analyst David Willis comments on how open?protocols?leave vendors enough?room to?differentiate?while speeding up? standards between access points and wireless LAN switches.

Recently two wireless-hardware makers, Aruba and Trapeze, have joined together to create SLAPP (Secure Light Access Point Protocol), which allows organizations to mix and match access points from disparate manufacturers with centralized wireless LAN switches and controllers.

Topics: Wi-Fi

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