Funk Software

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Funk Software
Fate Acquired
Founded 1982
Defunct 2005 (2005)
Headquarters Cambridge, MA, United States
Products Network access security solutions

Funk Software was a US-based company that was acquired by Juniper Networks in 2005 for US$ 122 million.[1][2] The company was founded in 1982 by Paul Funk, and was headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Funk Software was a provider of network access security solutions for networks of any size, from enterprise to operator, wired or wireless. The company's products were security related and they were grouped as a family of RADIUS/AAA and WLAN security products. These types of network security products allow an organization to enforce a uniform security policy across all network access methods, including WLAN, remote/VPN, dial, and identity-based (wired 802.1X - also referred to as a supplicant based authentication system) - with the performance and reliability to handle any traffic load, and with full support for any network infrastructure. Funk Software's customers included many of the world's largest corporations, institutions, telecommunications carriers, and internet service providers (ISPs); its products are licensed or resold by numerous leading manufacturers of Internet hardware and software. One of the leading products was OAC - Odyssey Access Client, which is still used today, branded as a Juniper Networks Product UAC - User Access Client.

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  1. ^ "Juniper Networks Acquires Funk Software". 14 November 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Juniper Networks to Acquire Funk Software". Juniper Press Release. November 14, 2005. Retrieved 2009-03-05.