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Motorola Enterprise WLAN Solutions Enters Industry's Highest Security Standards Certification

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RFS7000 RF Switch and WS5100 Wireless Switch Enter FIPS and Common Criteria Certification Process

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The enterprise mobility business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that its flagship, enterprise-class RFS7000 RF Switch and WS5100 Wireless Switch have satisfied Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) pre-validation requirements and have been placed on the FIPS 140-2 pre-validation list. Motorola's RFS7000 RF Switch and WS5100 Wireless Switch products also entered the Common Criteria evaluation process at the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4), currently the highest level for compliance with the U.S. government Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Access System Protection Profile for Basic Robustness Environments. The Motorola wireless switches are currently the only wireless/RF switch products undergoing the Common Criteria evaluation at the EAL4 with the specified U.S. government protection profile for basic robustness environments.

With third-party verified qualifications(1), customers in the government, retail, healthcare, financial markets, as well as wireless carriers, will be able to select and deploy Motorola's Enterprise WLAN solutions, knowing the wireless and RF switch products have met the highest security standards.

"Motorola has a long history of delivering innovative wireless and mobility solutions to federal, state and local government agencies, as well as public safety and first responders," said Sujai Hajela, vice president and general manager of Enterprise WLAN, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions. "Upon achievement of FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria compliance for our wireless and RF switches, Motorola and members of our PartnerSelect and Motorola Authorized Channel Partner programs will be able to support government-grade WLAN security for wireless connectivity indoors and outdoors."

The Department of Defense (DoD) requires that commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) WLAN systems incorporate the toughest security measures to protect the integrity of voice and data traffic traveling across the wireless network, and meet the requirements of FIPS 140-2 and the Common Criteria, including the WLAN Access System Protection Profile requirements. The DoD also mandates the use of continuous wireless intrusion protection measures for tracking the location of thousands of wireless clients in real-time.

Motorola is one of the few vendors to offer advanced forensics reporting that provides visibility into incidents that may have occurred weeks or months earlier to help identify and correct wireless security vulnerabilities.

Similar to any government COTS WLAN deployment, retail, healthcare, financial and wireless carrier businesses are under growing pressure to ensure that customer and patient information is secure across their wireless networks. A majority of these institutions are implementing the same standards mandated by the U.S. government.

"We are happy to work with Motorola on FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria validation of Motorola RF and wireless switch solutions," said Eugene Polulyakh, lab manager at Aspect Labs. "During the FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria certification process the product undergoes advanced and comprehensive security analysis, vulnerability and penetration testing. The product internals and its source code are scrutinized by security experts to assure strong security defenses and compliance with advanced
cryptographic standards. Achieving FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria certifications is an important security milestone that adds significant value to an enterprise solution."

Motorola Enterprise WLAN equipment can help secure data all the way from client device to the application without additional investment in additional hardware or modules. At the point of data exchange with the wireless client device, Motorola uses the IEEE 802.11i wireless security standard, which provides data authentication and encryption using the AES-CCM cryptographic algorithm.

Motorola's RFS7000 RF Switch and WS5100 Wireless Switch are part of the end-to-end enterprise WLAN product suite, enabling enterprise mobility indoors. Products in the Enterprise WLAN portfolio include thin, full-function and mobile mesh access points, wireless switches and RF switches that can manage up to 3,000 access points. In addition to Wi-Fi hardware, Enterprise WLAN is part of Motorola's MOTOwi4(TM) portfolio of innovative wireless broadband solutions and services that complement and
complete IP networks. Delivering IP coverage to virtually all spaces both indoors and outdoors, the MOTOwi4 portfolio includes fixed broadband, mesh, broadband over powerline, WiMAX and Enterprise WLAN solutions for private and public networks.

Motorola expects to receive final FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria EAL4 validation in 2008.

To learn more about Motorola's Enterprise WLAN solutions, please visit
(1) FIPS 140-2 and the Common Criteria testing are conducted by Aspect
Labs an independent testing laboratory. Please visit for more details.

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006. For more
information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

About Aspect Labs
Aspect Labs is an IT-security company, and is located in Santa Clara, California. Aspect Labs employs seasoned security professionals with experience from major IT companies. The team members possess unique knowledge of computer security and cryptography, including cryptographic algorithms, protocols and hardware. Aspect Labs provides among other things services in Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 Testing, Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 Evidence Design, Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 Training, as well as Differential and Simple Power Analysis, Electromagnetic Analysis, Timing Analysis, Fault Induction Testing, and design of the corresponding
countermeasures. Further information can be found at

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