The Wi-Fi Alliance released the specification for the new wireless security standard WPA3 recently. LANCOM Systems, the leading German manufacturer of network infrastructure solutions for business and administration, is integrating WPA3 into its next operating system release (LCOS 10.20). The release of LCOS 10.20 is scheduled for this summer. The firmware can be loaded into all current WLAN routers and access points.
The WPA3 development results from the KRACK vulnerability in WPA2 and introduces new security features for small (“WPA3-Personal”) and large networks (“WPA3-Enterprise”). Hotspot users benefit from Enhanced Open, which for the first time enables individual encryption in open WLAN networks.
LANCOM is making WPA3 available with the next update of its LCOS operating system. With the help of LCOS 10.20, existing WLAN networks are also brought up to date with regard to safety. LCOS 10.20 will soon be available for free download from the LANCOM website.
Basically, all LANCOM products are regularly provided with major updates throughout their lifetime. Even after the “end of sale” of a product, LANCOM will provide software updates with new features, detailed improvements and bug-fixes for download for another two years. Security updates are made available up to five years after the end of sale of a product.