SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, July 20th, 2021 — LEA Professional, manufacturer of innovative, high-quality, pro-audio amplifiers with cloud- and IoT-based technologies, today announced new 802.1X security protocol for the company’s range of Connect Series amplifiers. This protocol represents the latest innovation in LEA’s legacy of security prioritization.
802.1X is an IEEE Standard for Port-Based Network Access Control that provides protected authentication for devices on the network and provides secure network access. 802.1X is the gold standard of network authentication security and defines authentication controls for any user or device trying to access a LAN or WLAN.
This new feature further protects data and equipment from a cyberattack, while also preventing rogue devices from connecting to the local network and releasing viruses, malware, or allowing man-in-the-middle attacks.
According to Bradley Drummond, Director of Application Engineering & Consultant Relations at LEA Professional, the new protocol ensures that the Connect Series amplifiers are more secure than ever.
“Security has been central to our work at LEA from the beginning,” said Drummond. “We have always set out to design and produce products that are built with reliability and certainty in mind. 802.1X takes our product security to the next level which, is particularly important for financial institutions, tech companies, governments and other organizations with stringent network security policies. Now, when our customers win jobs that require 802.1X authentication, they can continue to depend on LEA products for amplification and they won’t have to look for alternative products.”
The 802.1X security protocol will be available on all Connect Series amplifiers next month.
Headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, LEA Professional was founded to provide dealer/integrators in the professional AV market with the highest-performing, best-connected amplifier technology possible. Privately held, LEA Professional is led by industry veterans with proven capabilities on the executive, engineering and channel aspects of professional AV. The company was founded in 2019 and is organized to be a major force in professional AV. Visit leaprofessional.com to learn more and follow LEA at facebook.com/leaprofessional, twitter.com/leaprofessional, Instagram.com/lea_professional and linkedin.com/company/lea-professional.