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Ecessa Corporation Releases 10.3.1 Firmware

Revision 10.3.1 firmware includes enhanced VPN support, VM support, additional WAN virtualization functionality, Wifi support and more.


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—June 25, 2014—Ecessa Corporation today announced the release of revision 10.3.1 firmware for use on Ecessa PowerLink™, ShieldLink™, ClariLink™ and WANworX™ wide area network controllers. The new firmware release includes several enhanced features for WAN operation and management, including enhanced virtual private network (VPN) functionality, virtual machine (VM) support for popular hypervisors, and support for USB Wifi devices.

“Advancements in the technologies that surround our networking products not only allow us, but require us to continually enhance the capabilities of Ecessa devices,” said the Chief Operating Officer at Ecessa. “Our development team drives innovation by anticipating needs and releasing firmware updates with new features to help our clients do more and see a great return in their investment in Ecessa products.”

Enhancements included in Release 10.3.1

Note: These features are available for all units unless noted

• VPN (ShieldLink, ClariLink, WANworX)

o Now using StrongSWAN

o IKEv2 Support

• L2TP alternative

o VTI support

• Amazon VPC “Hardware VPN”

o VPN related Command-Line Interface (CLI) updates

• Certificates: Server/Client authentication and Subject Alternative Name options added

• Static Routes

o Route over VTI VPNs

o Next Hop Routes (NHR) can be added

• Ecessa Virtual Machine support

o Virtual Machine registration via the Command-Line Interface and registers directly with Ecessa Cloud for easy organization and tracking of deployed Ecessa Virtual Machines.

o VMware and KVM hypervisors are supported.

• Services: Management ACL Force use on LAN side

• Diagnostics: TDUMP for PPPoE devices

• WAN Virtualization: Live tunnel graphs (WANworX)

• Firewall: Ability to have comments (ShieldLink, ClariLink, WANworX)


o Full VPN configuration available

o Features and Web Options now available for configuring

• Wifi

o Supports a wide variety of USB Wifi devices

o Creates and adds a virtual port after connecting to an SSID with a password

• Rule Counter: See current rules and maximum rules possible

Ecessa device users with current assurance agreements may upgrade to the new firmware for free. Instructions and additional information can be found on the Ecessa support portal.

About Ecessa Corporation

Ecessa designs, manufactures and distributes wide area networking solutions for business. The company’s line of WAN controllers has over 9,000 field installations. Ecessa PowerLink™, ShieldLink™, ClariLink™ and WANworX™ controllers enable organizations of all sizes to reliably run their Internet and cloud-based applications, connect their offices worldwide and distribute traffic among a fabric of multiple, diverse WAN links, ensuring business continuity by removing bottlenecks and eliminating network downtime. These capabilities optimize Never Down™ performance of business-critical applications, aid in lowering IT costs, and make it easier to provision, maintain and support business networks and the applications that run over them. For more information, call 800.669.6242 or visit


Press Contact:

Tina Plant

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