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Start-up gets federal nod for Wi-Fi firewall

Silicon Valley start-up Cranite Systems has gained federal approval for its ‘WirelessWall’ software and signed up HP as a reseller. A start-up’s wireless security product has won approval from a federal standards organisation, paving the way for resale by Hewlett-Packard to the US government. Cranite Systems, a 3-year-old start-up based in San Jose, California, said its WirelessWall Software Suite, a firewall for wireless networks, had earned the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a division of the US Department of Commerce. The certification, granted 21 March, makes Cranite eligible to sell its wares to the US government. Computer giant Hewlett-Packard plans to resell Cranite’s software to government agencies. Full Story

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