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New Wireless, Security Features On Tap From HP's ProCurve Division

Hewlett-Packard’s ProCurve Networking unit plans this week to expand its wireless lineup while touting the security road map of its networking portfolio.

Available now, the new ProCurve Wireless Edge Services xl Module adds WLAN services to its Switch 5300xl series that support a new line of Radio Port 210, 220 and 230 centrally managed access points, while the new stand-alone dual-radio Wireless Access Point 530 includes quality-of-service, security and survivability features.

Pricing for the new module starts at $4,999. The new Radio Port products range from $349 to $499, while the 530 is $759.

The new wireless wares, part of HP’s Adaptive Edge architecture, include built-in support for its ProCurve Manager network management suite, which also integrates with the vendor’s wired portfolio, said Darla Sommerville, vice president and general manager for the Americas at HP’s ProCurve, Palo Alto, Calif.

“We’re providing a single pane of glass for the whole infrastructure,” Sommerville said. “The important thing here is that customers want wireless to be easier to implement.”

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