SOURCE: AirPatrol Corp

AirPatrol Corp

August 16, 2011 09:15 ET

AirPatrol Announces the Release of ZoneDefense, a New Method of Enforcing Mobile Security Policy

New Mobile Security Technology Is First to Enforce Policy on a "Situationally Aware" Basis

COLUMBIA, MD--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - AirPatrol Corp. today unveiled ZoneDefense, a new mobile monitoring and policy enforcement technology that lets enterprises support the use of consumer and mobile devices on premises while also ensuring that end users are adhering to company security policies.

ZoneDefense is the first and only security technology that can detect any mobile device in an enterprise, track its location, check its compliance with company policy and enforce rules based on where the user is located and who is nearby.

"We're very excited about this release. AirPatrol's ZoneDefense is the necessary wireless component to complete the cybersecurity ecosystem," explained Dennis Pollutro, CEO of AirPatrol. "There is a prevalent security threat as many personal devices are brought into the work environment. However, it is important to understand that we do not only protect corporate assets but also focus on the empowerment of the employee using these devices and their capabilities based on both location and context."

Under ZoneDefense, any mobile device that is detected -- whether it is a managed device or an unknown device -- can follow specifically-defined policies based on where it is located and who is nearby. For example, a mobile device that is allowed to do file sharing in an approved area of the headquarters building might have file sharing turned off in another part of the facility. Enterprises also can set up the system to trigger an alert when an unknown device enters a secure zone such as a boardroom, trading floor or SCIF.

Utilizing commercial wireless bands and Wi-Fi, ZoneDefense's carrier-agnostic abilities are able to track a device within a couple of meters of its exact location. Platforms supported currently include the iOS (iPhones and iPads) and BlackBerry but will expand to the Android operating system later this year.

"ZoneDefense revolutionizes the way we monitor and manage the very fluid and ubiquitous mobile device layer through intelligence," stated Tom Kellermann, CTO of AirPatrol. "Through continuous wireless monitoring and situational awareness, AirPatrol's ZoneDefense has an advance persistent response that is paramount in today's wireless security."

In addition to the release of ZoneDefense, AirPatrol issued a new white paper that offers guidelines on implementing wireless security policies. For a free copy of the white paper, click here.

For more information about ZoneDefense, click here. Interviews and demonstrations of the product are also available.

About AirPatrol Corporation
AirPatrol is the first and only security company whose technology can continuously monitor any mobile device on cellular and Wi-Fi channels in an enterprise, determine its compliance with security policy, enforce the appropriate policy on the device in real time and dynamically adapt the device's capabilities for the situation regardless of who the user might be. AirPatrol offers a comprehensive suite of location-based management solutions that enable clients in the government, financial, healthcare, corporate and retail sectors to keep pace with the expanding security requirements of an increasingly mobile world.

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