SOURCE: AirTight Networks, Inc.

January 09, 2008 08:00 ET

Trustwave and AirTight Provide Powerful Solutions for Identification and Remediation of Wireless Threats

Partnership Addresses the Emerging Need for Retailers to Understand Their Wireless Security and Compliance Posture

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 9, 2008) - AirTight® Networks, the industry standard for wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) and Trustwave®, a leading provider of information security and compliance management solutions, have announced a partnership that provides businesses with access to the most powerful and accurate services for the identification and remediation of wireless security threats.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that process, transmit or store cardholder data and requires any organization accepting credit card payments to comply with 12 core network and data security requirements.

Trustwave is the leader in validating compliance with the PCI DSS and the partnership is an extension of its solutions to help businesses remediate wireless security threats after those vulnerabilities are discovered.

AirTight Networks' patented, award-winning SpectraGuard® Enterprise technology outperforms its competitors in wireless intrusion prevention, providing a robust, scalable and easy-to-manage wireless intrusion prevention and performance management system. SpectraGuard's compliance reporting maps to the PCI DSS standards allowing customers a deep understanding of their compliance posture.

SpectraGuard Enterprise is the industry's first and only proactive wireless intrusion prevention system to block and locate active WEP cracking attacks, detect and stop intruders using spoofed identity and compromised WEP keys and provide deep visibility into passive cracking exposure of legacy systems using WEP so that the risk can be accurately assessed.

"Trustwave's goal is to help commercial and government organizations conduct business safely and efficiently in a networked world. As the trusted security advisor for our customers we recognize the new threat vectors that wireless introduces to the enterprise in general and to the retail environment specifically," said Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. "It was important for us, therefore, to select a technology partner that could live up to our standards and provide the same trusted high quality of service to our customers. AirTight was the logical choice for this partnership."

"Compliance has become more than a sound business practice, it is a requirement and wireless has added vulnerabilities to the network. The enterprise needs to be compliant and also secure," said David King, chairman and CEO of AirTight. "Trustwave, the unrivalled leader for the assessment of PCI DSS, helps its customers control the confusion that seems to surround wireless. This partnership enables customers of both companies to make compliance understandable and attainable."

Because of the myriad of industry standards and regulatory statutes, today's businesses are now faced with increasingly complex compliance requirements that ultimately govern how they protect critical information. The partnership assures customers of top quality when the need for vulnerability assessment and remediation of wireless threats arises and that they are getting the quality of service they need to meet or exceed PCI DSS requirements.

The PCI standard now includes seven key requirements specifically aimed at wireless compliance. With the proliferation of wireless and the increasing use of unauthorized devices by employees, the necessity of understanding the wireless environment becomes a more important element in an overall compliance and security posture.

Trustwave has a proven track record of working with Fortune 500 firms, not-for-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, and small and midsize companies to secure information and mitigate risk. Its comprehensive solution set includes regulatory and policy compliance, vulnerability detection and analysis, content discovery and review, and brand protection twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

About AirTight Networks

AirTight Networks is the industry standard for wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) which allow enterprises to enhance security while minimizing the cost and administrative burden associated with a comprehensive wireless security policy. AirTight's patented technology delivers the key elements of an effective WIPS to eliminate false alarms, block wireless threats immediately and automatically and locate wireless devices and events with pinpoint precision. AirTight's customers include global retail, financial services,corporate, education and government organizations. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information please visit

About Trustwave

Trustwave is a global provider of information security and compliance management solutions to businesses and the public sector. The company has provided service to more than 30,000 organizations throughout the world including banks, merchants, service providers and software developers that are required to validate compliance with industry best practices for safeguarding information endorsed by American Express, Discover, MasterCard Worldwide, Visa International and Visa USA. Trustwave is a leading certificate authority with thousands of secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates issued. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

AirTight Networks and the AirTight Networks logo are trademarks; AirTight and SpectraGuard are registered trademarks of AirTight Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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