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Meru Networks AirShield Security Suite 2.0

AirShield's per-application support claims to identify the type of app even within an encrypted tunnel, letting admins block any unwanted traffic.

Meru Networks wants to ease your mind about wireless network exposure with AirShield Security Suite 2.0. Its per-application support claims to identify the type of app even within an encrypted tunnel, letting admins block any unwanted traffic. Also new are rate-limiting, location-awareness and NAC features.

The ability to create per-user security policies is a nice touch, but Aruba has offered that for years. The rate-limiting feature is an apparent nod toward Meru's installed base of educational users, while the device's unique location support controls access to network services based on the user's location. With the long list of NAC partners the integration can't be that deep, but Meru is making all the right moves by aligning with major players. Pricing starts at $3,495 for a 30-AP network.

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