Aruba Wireless Networks yesterday announced Secure Voice, an AirOS software module that the company claims is the industry’s first complete solution that lets enterprises securely enable voice over Wi-Fi (VoFi).

Available as a free upgrade to its line of WLAN switches, Aruba’s offering includes firewall technology that identifies voice traffic and limits where packets from unauthenticated sources travel on the network. Its centralized architecture allow handoffs between access points to be completed in less than 10 milliseconds—-much quicker than the 50-milliseconds threshold required before impacting voice quality.

Separately, Aruba announced it is working with VoFi equipment suppliers such as SpectraLink, TeleSym and Vocera on integrated and interoperable VoFi phones, PC-based phones, PDA-based phones and voice communication badges.