Watch out Blackberry-maker RIM as Apple has now given the iPhone the ability to log in securely to enterprise networks, boosting its credentials as a business device. The latest software also supports new third party applications including VoIP, according to techworld.com.
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Support for the 802.1x authentication protocol is widely used in enterprise networks, and is therefore required for access to many Wi-Fi LANs, is included in version 2.0 of the iPhone software, which is included in the recently launched iPhone 3G, according to the report.
The new software adds an 802.1x client or “supplicant” to the iPhone, and can be activated in the Settings application, and configured to it work with the common WPA and WPA2 Wi-Fi security schemes that use 802.1x, by adding an SSID and a password, according to the report.
The new iPhone Configuration Utility now lets users set up profiles for multiple Wi-Fi networks, as well as using VPNs, and other encryption schemes.