A Closer Look at the Chain of Trust Security Architecture: Wi-Fi Certification, Authentication Support & FIPS 140-2 Turbo

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 09:52

Building off of our last post which covered Provisioning and Secure Boot, this week we’re taking a closer look at Wi-Fi Certification, Authentication Support, and FIPS 140-2 Turbo.

Wi-Fi Certification – Enterprise Level of Security

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ is an internationally-recognized seal of approval for products indicating that they have met industry-agreed-upon standards for interoperability, security, and a range of application specific protocols. Whether deploying a new infrastructure or integrating new equipment into an existing infrastructure, using Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products ensures interoperability of Wi-Fi products from multiple vendors. Fewer network problems and support calls are often additional advantages of using Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products. Laird Connectivity is pursuing Wi-Fi certification for the 60 SOM series for 802.11ac Wave-2. The 60 SOM will also be WPA2 certified and offer a software roadmap to WPA3 certification. In terms of authentication types, Laird Connectivity goes beyond most vendors by supporting enhanced authentication methods.