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12/14/04 - LucidLink Plug-and-Play Wi-Fi Security Software for SMB's Wins Second Consecutive 'Best of Show' at Wi-Fi Planet

First Product To Be Honored Twice in a Row

ANN ARBOR, MI - December 14, 2004 - Interlink Networks today announced that its LucidLinkTM Wireless Security software for small and mid-sized businesses has become the first product to earn two consecutive 'Best in Show' awards from the Wi-Fi Planet Conference & Expo, the world's largest business event dedicated to Wi-Fi technology. The awards reflect LucidLink's status as the first 802.11 WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) solution to reduce Wi-Fi setup, security and maintenance to a few steps that can be handled even by non-technical users.

At the Fall 2004 Wi-Fi Planet earlier this month, LucidLink was the sole honoree in the Security and Management category, and one of only five award recipients overall. The editors of indicated that they were recognizing LucidLink for a second time because of the significant enhancements to the product since its introduction six months ago.

"This software for setting up an almost instant RADIUS server to secure your small-to-medium business using 802.1X authentication has done nothing but improve by adding support for more users (up to 250), more operating systems (Windows 2000 in addition to XP), and adding pricing configurations (such as the $99 three-user home-office edition)," the judges wrote in announcing the award.

In June, LucidLink was awarded a "Best in Show" at the Spring 2004 Wi-Fi Planet Conference and Expo. That award coincided with LucidLink's debut at the spring Wi-Fi show.

The Wi-Fi Planet awards highlight the most innovative Wi-Fi products or services on display in the exhibit hall, reflecting the honorees' technical achievement in the Wi-Fi networking space.

"This second Wi-Fi Planet award validates the need for LucidLink and the advantages it offers for small and mid-sized businesses that need secure wireless networks," said Mike Klein, president and CEO of Interlink Networks. "With its ease of use, low cost and accessibility for non-technical users, LucidLink is the only product that addresses the need for a simple wireless security solution for organizations with limited IT resources."

LucidLink provides plug-and-play wireless security for businesses with up to 250 wireless users working on either Windows 2000 or Windows XP PCs. All operations require only one or two clicks, eliminating the time and expertise previously required to protect a company's information assets against wireless eavesdroppers while also delivering the same 802.1X, WPA-enterprise, and 802.11i standards-based security used by Fortune 2000 companies for a fraction of the price.

The software intelligently configures the correct setup options for the leading 802.1X-compatible access points and wireless cards without the need for manual intervention; enrolls both permanent and guest users with two clicks; and automatically recognizes, connects and secures authorized users every time they boot up their PCs without extra steps like password entry.

Pricing for LucidLink Wireless Security begins at $449 for a 10-user license. LucidLink Home Office Edition is priced at $99 for three users.

About Interlink Networks
Interlink Networks is a 12-year leader in RADIUS servers for secure Wi-Fi (802.11 wireless LAN) networks in large enterprises. The company's LucidLink Wireless Security software offers high-level protection for wireless networks in small and mid-sized businesses, blocking unauthorized users and intentional hackers while allowing easy administration and access for authorized users such as employees, contractors, visiting salespeople, and guests. LucidLink has been recognized with two consecutive 'Best in Show' awards at the Wi-Fi Planet Conference and Expo, achieved recognition by ICSA Labs, and has received a strong recommendation by the CRN Test Center. Interlink Networks is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information, call (734) 821-1200 or visit