SOURCE: AirTight Networks, Inc.

AirTight Networks, Inc.

January 09, 2011 12:01 ET

AirTight Adds Wi-Fi Access to Its Cloud-Based PCI Wireless Scanning Solutions; Launches AirTight Secure Wi-Fi at NRF 2011

New Offerings Deliver Managed Wi-Fi Access, PCI Scanning and Network Security in a Single Device

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 9, 2011) - At the opening of NRF2011, AirTight Networks, the leading provider of wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) and services, announced the launch of AirTight Cloud Services™ -- a new suite of managed services which adds Wi-Fi access, branded as AirTight Secure Wi-Fi™, to its unique portfolio of on-demand wireless security and compliance solutions. With today's launch, the company is the first to offer hosted, cloud-based, secure Wi-Fi access, PCI scanning, and network security in a single device. For enterprises such as retail, hospitality or quick serve restaurants, AirTight Cloud Services provide a secure, single cell WLAN network with minimum cost and complexity while satisfying all PCI DSS wireless security requirements at no additional expense.

To deploy wireless across a geographically distributed network of stores, merchants had two choices -- invest in a complex enterprise Wi-Fi infrastructure which is expensive and requires dedicated resources to administer -- or install cheaper consumer grade APs with no centralized management and virtually no security. AirTight's new platform fills that gap by now providing merchants of all sizes with a simple, cost effective and automated way to roll out Wi-Fi while satisfying their PCI DSS wireless scanning requirements and with no capital outlay or additional administrative resources.

The Company explained that customers using AirTight's on-demand solutions for security and PCI compliance wanted to offer a valuable service to their customers and employees without risking their compliance or enterprise security. For them AirTight was the natural choice to develop this service since it was the first company to offer on-demand PCI wireless vulnerability scanning and intrusion prevention over two years ago.

 "Wi-Fi has become a commodity, yet cost and complexity have continued to impede deployment for many organizations simply because they don't have the budget or resources required to deploy traditional solutions," said David King, Chairman and CEO of AirTight. "AirTight pioneered wireless intrusion prevention and PCI compliance scanning as a service and providing Wi-Fi access now is a natural progression of that leadership. Because our solution was built specifically as a cloud offering, it is infinitely more scalable than a controller based solution."

"AirTight's new platform provides the most cost effective enterprise solution for in-store Wi-Fi plus all the security and centralized management of the traditional WLAN vendors at a very low, all inclusive monthly fee per store," continued King.

AirTight Cloud Services are offered as four levels with a simple automated upgrade to any of the other modules as needed:

  • PCI Wireless Compliance
    • Automated compliance scanning and reporting
    • Real time alerts
  • Wireless Intrusion Detection (WIDS)
    • Continuous threat scanning and alerting
    • Performance monitoring
    • Custom reporting
  • Wireless Intrusion Prevention (WIPS)
    • Continuous threat detection
    • Automated threat blocking
    • Performance monitoring
    • Custom reporting and alerting
  • AirTight Secure Wi-Fi
    • Wi-Fi access
    • Wireless IPS
    • Compliance scanning and reporting
    • Real time alerts

The combination of simplicity of deployment, ease of use, and a price point that is unmatched in the industry makes it the right choice for organizations who wish to deploy wireless now or in the future. The new services offer a radically less expensive alternative to any competitive solution available today with pricing as low as $30 per month for a single location.

Key Benefits of AirTight Cloud Services

  • Ease of use -- designed for remote office with little or no IT support

  • Controller-less Architecture -- eliminates unnecessary costs and complexity to deploy, manage and secure the WLAN

  • Plug and Play deployment -- pre-configured APs/Sensors are operational in minutes with no on-site support required

  • Portal based administration -- cloud-based portal allows anywhere, anytime visibility and management

  • Role based permissions -- eliminates dependence on IT for remote administration, customization and reporting

  • Policy based security -- allows security administrators to retain control over network security and compliance

  • Location based configuration -- provides complete control and maximum flexibility to roll out secure Wi-Fi where and when you want it

About AirTight
AirTight Networks is the global leader in wireless security and compliance products and services, 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 controller-less Wi-Fi access point and provided as AirTight Cloud Services™. AirTight's award-winning solutions are used by customers globally in the financial, government, retail and hospitality, manufacturing, transportation, education, health care, telecom, and technology industries. AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 18 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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