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ProCurve Networking by HP Delivers Secure, Unified Wired and Wireless Network


May 15, 2006

PALO ALTO, Calif., ProCurve Networking by HP today announced new products that deliver a unified wired and wireless network.

The ProCurve 5300xl Wireless Edge Services Module with coordinated ProCurve Radio Ports and the ProCurve Access Point 530 deliver operational efficiency and consistent functionality and security across all sizes of networks.

The new products include built-in support for the complete ProCurve Manager networking management suite, enabling network administrators to centrally set and enforce security access control policies and configure wired and wireless devices for their entire network via a single pane of glass.

“Our customers are telling us that they need to reduce the complexity and operational expenses typically associated with wireless networks,” said John McHugh, vice president and general manager, ProCurve Networking by HP. “We are providing them with the products and solutions to accomplish that mission.”

The products extend ProCurve’s Adaptive EDGE Architecture strategy with the next level of WLAN/LAN management and access control.

“The market is clearly primed for mainstream wireless applications,” said Pim Bilderbeek, vice president of communications consulting at IDC, an analyst firm. “With this new set of mobility solutions and the message of unified access control, along with ProCurve’s strong presence in the LAN switch market, the company is well-positioned for growth in the mobility marketplace.”

ProCurve Wireless Edge Services xl Module

The ProCurve Wireless Edge Services xl Module seamlessly integrates advanced wireless services into the ProCurve Switch 5300xl series. Working in conjunction with new single- and dual-radio ports (210, 220, 230), the module enables secure, wireless network access control, centralized RF management, web authentication, fast wireless client roaming, quality of service (QoS) capabilities, self-network healing and rogue access point detection.

“We chose the ProCurve Wireless Edge Services xl Module because of the ease of integration into our current ProCurve 5300xl environment,” said William Souder, director, Computing and Network Services, Berry College. ”A big advantage is the management capability of ProCurve’s IDM software. Now I can set policy once and it is applied at the edge of the network regardless if the user connects over wired or wireless"

ProCurve Wireless Access Point 530

The ProCurve Access Point 530 is a secure, dual-radio standalone access point that protects a company’s network and assets from unauthorized access. It delivers a comprehensive range of industry-proven security and QoS capabilities that integrate easily into most any network design and works well in situations where companies have multiple remote offices.

ProCurve Access Point 530 also features the benefit of built-in support from ProCurve’s Identity Driven Manager access control software that enables edge-enforced, per-user, identity-driven access control lists (ACLs) for highly granular and flexible security. Additionally, in the event of a WAN link failure, the Access Point 530 features built-in RADIUS services to keep a remote site up and running.


ProCurve provides the industry’s most complete warranty – for as long as a customer owns the product – with next-business-day advance replacement (available in most countries).

Pricing and Availability(1)

Available Immediately:

ProCurve Wireless Edge Services xl Module $4,999

* Switch 5300xl module with support for 12 ProCurve Radio Ports

ProCurve Wireless Services Module 12 RP License $3,999

* License only; 12 ProCurve Radio Port license update

ProCurve Redundant Wireless Services xl Module $3,499

* Switch 5300xl module for redundant, highly available configurations

ProCurve Radio Port 210 $349

* Single-radio (802.11b/g) Radio Port – internal antenna

ProCurve Radio Port 220 $499

* Dual-radio (a+g) Radio Port – external antenna

ProCurve Radio Port 230 $499

* Dual-radio (a+g) Radio Port – internal antenna

Expected to be available June 2006:

ProCurve Access Point 530 $759

* Dual-radio 802.11b/g and 802.11a/b/g access point

About ProCurve Networking by HP

The ProCurve Networking business unit of HP delivers enterprise networking solutions comprising wired and wireless LAN and WAN networking products, services and solutions. Recognizing the necessary migration of intelligence and functionality to the network edge, the ProCurve Adaptive EDGE Architecture strategy is the industry’s only comprehensive and inclusive network design strategy that is adaptable, scalable and completely interoperable for achieving command from the center with control to the network edge. ProCurve was positioned in the challenger quadrant in research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc.’s 2004 Magic Quadrant Report for Global Campus LANs.

Further information on ProCurve networking solutions and products is available at

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended Jan. 31, 2006, HP revenue totaled $87.9 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at

(1) All prices are estimated U.S. list prices. Actual prices may vary.

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