LANCOM Systems have recently released a preview of LCOS 10.20 and upcoming free firmware package for LANCOM APs, Routers, Central Site VPN Gateways and Wireless LAN Controllers. LCOS 1020 is currently offered as Release Candidate 1 and is not intended yet for production environments.
LEPS-U & LEPS-MAC
Keep control of who is in your Wi-Fi. With LEPS-U (LANCOM Enhanced Passphrase Security – User), individual clients or entire groups each receive a unique Wi-Fi password for an SSID. Using LEPS-MAC, you additionally authenticate the clients by their MAC address—ideal for secure corporate networks.
Client Management – for best-ever Wi-Fi
Client Management steers Wi-Fi clients to the best available access point and frequency band. This feature improves the quality of wireless networks of all sizes—whether they operate stand-alone or orchestrated by the LANCOM Management Cloud. The popular Band Steering and Client Steering, which so far were separate features, have now been combined and even operate without a WLAN controller.
Auto Updater – always up-to-date (Coming in LCOS 10.20 RC2)
The Auto Updater keeps your installations up-to-date automatically: If desired, LANCOM devices can search for new software updates, and download and install them without any user interaction. You can choose whether to install only security updates, release updates, or all updates automatically. If automatic updates are not desired, the feature can still be used to check for new updates, which can then be installed with a single click.
WAN Policy-Based NAT
WAN Policy-Based NAT allows an easy assignment of static WAN IPv4 addresses to desired services. Due to a NAT action in the firewall rules internal addresses are masked behind a WAN address from the Internet access provider. Ideal for scenarios e.g. for the operation of mail servers and web servers with different WAN addresses.
DSL bridge mode
VDSL routers now operate optionally in DSL bridge mode. This allows a device to work purely as a DSL modem. Ideal for scenarios where multiple DSL connections are operated on one router.
Even more flexibility for the LANCOM vRouter
The LANCOM vRouter now supports the Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization platform. Furthermore: Managing the vRouters is now even easier, because firmware updates are easy to import as a UPX file.
Layer-3 tunneling with the LMC
Entire Wi-Fi scenarios with overlay tunnels securely isolating the different networks can now be implemented with the LANCOM Management Cloud. As an alternative to the WLAN controller, layer-3 tunnels can now be established from the access point to a router also for LMC-based scenarios (based on L2TPv3). This allows traffic to be directed through an existing infrastructure (routers, switches) without the use of complex VLANs.
OCSP responder – more power for Smart Certificate
Maximum security with VPN access: Smart Certificate is the easy way to create digital certificates with your LANCOM device—without any need for an external certificate authority. This feature has now been extended to include the OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol) network protocol, which enables clients to automatically and efficiently query the integrated CA for the status of X.509 certificates.
LISP (Locator / ID Separation Protocol) support
The Locator / ID Separation Protocol (LISP) is a new routing architecture. LISP allows the implementation of highly scalable networks with an integrated routing protocol, tunneling, and overlays. Ideal for service providers or enterprise networks.
Public Spot CSV import
Public Spot management is now even easier: Hotspot users are easily imported and exported by text file (CSV).
For more information and to download LCOS 10.20 RC1 to test please follow the link below.