SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), a leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced availability of its Strong Security software suite for the Eclipse platform. Reinforcing its reputation for delivering mission-critical microwave radio systems over the past 50 years, Aviat Networks has released the most comprehensive set of security features to enable network operators to build more secure hybrid and all-packet microwave networks than ever before. Network operators all over the world are now transitioning to IP, including mobile backhaul, public safety, utility and broadcast networks. The Eclipse Strong Security Suite offers a strengthened secure communication by encrypting the entire connection, including payload and management traffic, over the air with up to 256-bit AES encryption to prevent attacks and eavesdropping. Aviat Networks' Strong Security suite also incorporates Secure Management, which provides extensive security features including encryption and access control based on industry proven security standards, such as SNMPv3, TLS v1.2 secure tunneling, RADIUS client for centralized user account management and much more. "Since 2005, we have been offering security to the microwave market in previous products. In fact, we have been a pioneer in building security into licensed microwave, and with the release of our Eclipse Strong Security, we offer the most comprehensive security suite in commercial microwave," says Shaun McFall, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Aviat Networks. "Eclipse is the only advanced Gigabit Ethernet microwave networking product that is an unrivalled solution considering its transmission and protection capabilities—we offer the only Carrier Ethernet platform that pulls together all aspects of throughput, network functionality, and security." There has been increased pressure to implement security in networks. So it is essential to have a solution that covers all potential security weaknesses. Developed in close cooperation with major global Tier 1 Service Providers—as well as leaders in other industries such as critical infrastructure—the Eclipse Strong Security solution from Aviat Networks implements features that go beyond current standards to ensure the highest level of security unique in the microwave transmission market.