Afar radios now support advanced encryption

August 27, 2010 – Afar Communications announced today the release of new firmware for its family of pulsAR Wireless Ethernet Bridges that supports encryption of all data transmitted over RF. You can now configure your wireless network to encrypt all data packets using any of the following encryption methods:

  • DES-56
  • Triple-DES
  • AES-128
  • AES-256

When you turn on encryption you can specify a unique key (with different lengths for each method), or have the radios generate the key based on a unique phrase. Encryption makes it virtually impossible for an unauthorized user to eavesdrop on your wireless link and decode your data.

The DES-56 encryption method comes now standard with all radios. The other encryption methods are optional and can be added at the time of purchase or upgraded in the field.