SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

D-Link Systems, Inc.

December 07, 2009 06:06 ET

D-Link Adds AirMagnet to Global Alliance Program to Enhance WLAN Planning and Security

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - D-Link, the end-to-end computer networking solutions provider for consumers and business, today announced that AirMagnet, the leader in security, performance and compliance solutions for wireless local area networks (WLAN), has joined the D-Link® Global Alliance Program (GAP) as a Solution Partner. GAP, launched earlier this year, is a formalized framework designed for both D-Link and its partners to share strengths and enhance each other's product offerings.

The small and medium-sized business and enterprise markets for wireless are growing fast as organizations increasingly replace or extend wired networks with wireless infrastructure. Until now, there has been a lack of tools to help effectively deploy a secure and reliable WLAN at business sites. This partnership allows D-Link to leverage AirMagnet's security and performance expertise to empower its reseller and end-user communities to deploy and manage business-critical wireless networks.

AirMagnet, now a part of Fluke Networks, will make its WLAN security and management products available to D-Link resellers. These products include AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer, AirMagnet Survey and AirMagnet Planner (available as a standalone version and also built into Survey PRO) for complete lifecycle management of WLAN environments.

AirMagnet Planner currently supports antenna patterns for a number of business-class D-Link access points and optional antennas to help simplify WLAN planning and modeling with D-Link devices. D-Link's most popular access points offer network administrators greater versatility with such features as detachable dual-band antennas, plenum-rated metal chassis, fire code compliance, Power over Ethernet support, the latest encryption standards for security, multiple operation modes and several management tools. AirMagnet also plans to certify and support the D-Link Xtreme N® Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-160)* to be used with AirMagnet's industry-leading WiFi Analyzer and Survey products by the end of the year.

"With more businesses migrating to wireless, there's not only a large demand for wireless hardware, but also for the management software that helps optimize performance and ensure security. This partnership provides an unmatched solution set for WLAN deployment and management," said Dean Au, vice president and general manager for AirMagnet. "We're excited to be a member of GAP and look forward to working with D-Link and its reseller community to meet the demands of businesses around the world."

GAP provides members with a wealth of resources and support programs that facilitate the development and interoperability of their products and solutions with those from D-Link. D-Link's GAP classifies members into three different levels (Strategic, Solution, and Technology Partners), depending on the extent of need for collaboration and interoperability with D-Link's solutions. The program furthers D-Link's unique approach to and vision for open, interoperable solutions and best-of-breed innovation to provide customers with differentiated solutions to help manage their businesses.

"D-Link understands the need to be on the cutting edge of technology, that's why we developed this program. AirMagnet is a leader in the WLAN security planning and management space, and therefore a perfect fit for the program," said AJ Wang, chief technology officer, D-Link. "We look forward to co-developing and marketing these innovative solutions to the small to medium business and enterprise communities."

For more information on GAP, please visit: http://alliance.dlink-intl.com.

For more information on AirMagnet's complete line of WLAN solutions, please visit: http://www.airmagnet.com/products.

About AirMagnet Inc.

AirMagnet Inc., now part of Fluke Networks, is the leader in security, performance and compliance solutions for wireless LANs. The company's innovative products include AirMagnet Enterprise, the leading 24x7 WLAN security and performance management solution, and AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer -- which is known as the "de facto tool for wireless LAN troubleshooting and analysis." Other products provide WLAN site survey and design, RF interference detection, remote diagnostics, and the world's first voice over WiFi analysis solution. AirMagnet has more than 8,200 customers worldwide, including 75 of the Fortune 100. The company, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., has offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.AirMagnet.com.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business, and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Networks' headquarters are located at 2525 Meadowvale Boulevard, Mississauga, ON, L5N 5S2. Phone: (800) 354-6522 or (905) 829-5033. FAX (905) 829-5223. Internet www.dlink.ca.

D-Link, Xtreme N and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2009. D-Link. All Rights Reserved.

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