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Devicescape Wi-Fi Solutions Support Latest Cisco Compatible Extensions Technology

August 7, 2008

Devicescape Software, the leader in seamless and secure Wi-Fi technology for devices, has recently released its next-generation Wi-Fi connection technology with Cisco Compatible Extensions Version 5 support, providing device manufacturers with technology and support to complete the Cisco Compatible Extensions certification process for their enterprise devices. The certification helps ensure a high degree of device security and interoperability with the Cisco Unified Wireless Network for business mobility applications.

Devicescape is a leading provider of the Cisco standard for mobile devices with its Devicescape Agent with Cisco Compatible Extensions — a Wi-Fi supplicant that is already deployed in hundreds of enterprise devices. Cisco established the Cisco Compatible Extensions program to enable its partners to create devices that can seamlessly connect and retain the integrity of the enterprise security of a Cisco Unified Wireless Network. Cisco continues to develop future Cisco Compatible features and work with industry-leading partners to empower customers with mobility solutions to solve business challenges, today and in the future. The latest innovations are extant in Cisco Compatible Extensions Version 5, and allow manufacturers to embed technologies that enterprise customers demand and desire.

“Cisco Compatible Extensions is a requirement for device manufacturers wishing to sell into today’s enterprise markets,” said Dave Fraser, CEO of Devicescape. “Devicescape provides our customers with the latest standards in security and manageability. And with the Cisco certification, Devicescape customers can be assured that their devices are compatible and interoperable in all their target markets.”

“The latest version of Cisco Compatible Extensions improves the connection experience of devices connecting to a Cisco Unified Wireless Network,” said Christophe Servais, Cisco’s marketing manager of mobility solutions. “The security and troubleshooting enhancements offer enterprises the confidence that wireless is secure and easy to manage.”

Cisco Compatible Extensions V5 is a key component of the Devicescape Agent toolset, the wireless software (supplicant) that allows connecting a device to a Wi-Fi network. The Devicescape Agent solution provides an additional layer of features to the elements of Cisco Compatible Extensions Version 4, including diagnostic and troubleshooting support, statistics gathering, management frame protection and improved performance.

The Devicescape supplicant must be used in tandem with a Wi-Fi chipset and driver enabled with Cisco Compatible Extensions to meet certification requirements. Previous versions of the Devicescape Agent with Cisco Compatible Extensions have shipped in devices from Research in Motion, HP, Fujitsu, Honeywell and others. The Devicescape Agent support for Cisco Compatible Extensions V5 was made available in May 2008.

About Devicescape

Headquartered in San Bruno, California, the company is privately held and backed by leading venture capital companies including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital, Enterprise Partners, and JAFCO. To learn more, please visit http://www.devicescape.com.

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