(The Hosting News) – Cloudpath Networks, the enablers of WPA2-Enterprise in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments, has released version 4.0 of XpressConnect. XpressConnect, the de facto standard for supporting WPA2-Enterprise and 802.1X in education and enterprise BYOD environments, provides automated, self-service configuration for a wide array of user-owned devices including laptops, phones and tablets. With version 4.0, Cloudpath has now added support for Windows 8 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion; its twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth supported operating system versions.
“With BYOD, enterprise networks are now experiencing some of the same support challenges as traditional education networks. Diverse devices walk in the door at random times, beginning as soon as the newest version is released. XpressConnect brings sanity by ensuring that users are able to quickly and easily access the WPA2-Enterprise network without IT involvement,” according to Kevin Koster, founder of Cloudpath Networks.
With the release of Windows 8 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion support, Cloudpath continues to build on its solid track record of quickly adding support for new operating systems. Koster recalls, “Early customers used XpressConnect with support only for XP SP2, but today; those same customers enjoy the benefit of XpressConnect supporting 26 versions of operating systems.”
Consistent with other platforms, XpressConnect supports TLS, PEAP, and TTLS on Windows 8 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion. XpressConnect capabilities include configuration of a wide array of authentication, network, and application-related settings; configuration of all types of SSIDs, installation of certificates and root CAs, and configuration of web proxies. For Microsoft CA environments, XpressConnect is capable of interacting with the certificate authority to deploy client certificates to non-domain devices.
XpressConnect has been used worldwide to deploy WPA2-Enterprise and wired 802.1X into some of the most challenging network environments. From student devices in education to BYOD in enterprise, XpressConnect embodies the knowledge necessary to make a secure wireless network simply work.
For more information on how XpressConnect can assist with your secure wireless or wired network, visit http://www.cloudpath.net, or contact us at info(at)cloudpath(dot)net or +1 303.647.1495.