SOURCE: AirTight Networks, Inc.

AirTight Networks, Inc.

April 07, 2010 08:00 ET

Secure Technology Hawaii Chooses AirTight for Wi-Fi Security and Regulatory and PCI Compliance

SpectraGuard Enterprise WIPS Selected for Its Ease of Use and Automation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2010) -  Secure Technology Hawaii Inc. (STHI) has been focusing on security and disaster recovery solutions since 1997. With a current customer list of over 500 clients, STHI is Hawaii's leading network security firm, providing comprehensive solutions and managed services to many of Hawaii's top 250 corporations. When STHI wanted to provide more than just manual wireless scanning for regulatory and PCI compliance for its customers, it turned to AirTight's SpectraGuard® Enterprise product.

"Wireless is one of the issues you should not take lightly as it can open a massive vulnerability in your network," said Mike Walder, CISSP, President and Co-Founder of STHI. "For example, when we scan a customer's network using manual wireless tools, we can only detect wireless issues when we are actually looking. While this addressed many regulations, it just did not seem a good use of our time and our customer's budget for recurring projects. What we wanted to do for our customers was to lower their risk and provide them with the assurance that the systems and policies they put in place were working. That is what SpectraGuard does -- it covers you 24/7 with monitoring and prevention of wireless threats -- in effect, the compliance gets thrown in for free."

STHI deploys mission-critical security and disaster recovery solutions and supports them 365x24x7. It performs security assessments and provides managed/monitored solutions to many high profile customers in Hawaii, CONUS, and the Pacific Rim. PCI compliance is a big area of concern for many of its retail/hospitality customers who have had difficulty managing scanning for diverse locations in a cost effective way because of manpower, expertise and time constraints.

"Our goals every day are to understand precisely what our customers' needs are, what the regulatory environment of their industry is, and to provide a combination of solutions that work together seamlessly and get it right the first time so we will only work with the best products on the market like AirTight," continued Walder.

STHI had been performing manual scanning for years but came to the conclusion that this provided their customers only with compliance -- and in a way that was not very cost effective and basically left out the security they needed. The company felt it could find a better way to serve customers' needs with continuous scanning which would not only meet their compliance reporting requirements but also provide full time monitoring for wireless intrusion prevention.

"STHI looked carefully at a lot of solutions for wireless intrusion prevention and AirTight came out on top in terms of features and functionality, easily distancing its products from all others," said Walder. "It took us about 15 minutes to get SpectraGuard working in our STHI Labs so we could spend most of our available testing time on validating real customer requirements. That is what I need to manage my business and my customers' needs."

About AirTight's Products

The AirTight SpectraGuard solution family has achieved industry leadership based on patented technology that blocks wireless threats immediately and automatically, locates wireless devices and events with pinpoint precision and eliminates the false alarms that plague busy network operations and IT professionals.

Both its onsite WIPS product, SpectraGuard Enterprise, and its on-demand hosted vulnerability management service, SpectraGuard Online, are low touch solutions providing easy deployment and automated scanning and reporting with little human intervention. AirTight's patented technology has proven over and over again that security and simplicity are not mutually exclusive.

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About AirTight
AirTight Networks is the global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions providing customers best-of-breed technology to automatically detect, classify, locate and block all current and emerging wireless threats. AirTight offers both the industry's leading wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) and the world's first wireless vulnerability management (WVM) security-as-a-service (SaaS). AirTight's award-winning solutions are used by customers globally in the financial, government, retail, manufacturing, transportation, education, healthcare, telecom, and technology industries. AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 12 U.S. patents and two international patents granted (UK and Australia), and more than 20 additional patents pending. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information please visit

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