Roving Planet is introducing a WLAN security and management solution that is software based: It can run on two of IBM's Linux servers. Moving to a software-only model makes sense as it will likely cut costs for customers who can buy standard servers instead of custom-built hardware. Other developers of appliances with similar functionality may move in the same direction.
The software also adds some new capabilities such as support for SpectraLink's voice over WLAN system. It also adds more stringent virus protection including a feature that can block users from accessing the network until they are verified as virus-free.