SOURCE: AirTight Networks

April 24, 2007 08:00 ET

AirTight Expands Security Beyond Wi-Fi; Offers Complete Wireless End Point Solution

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 24, 2007 --

--  SpectraGuard SAFE Incorporates Wireless Multi-band Threat Prevention
--  Protects Corporate Road Warriors and Mobile Employees from Malicious
    Wireless Hackers Anywhere They Travel
    
AirTight Networks®, the leading provider of wireless intrusion prevention solutions, today announced an enhanced version of SpectraGuard® SAFE, which protects laptop users from rapidly proliferating wireless attacks such as Evil Twin, wireless phishing, ad hoc networking and more. AirTight Networks is the only company to expand beyond Wi-Fi and offer a complete wireless policy management and enforcement solution including WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/pre-n), Bluetooth, GSM, EvDO, CDMA, and infrared interfaces.

Enterprises are struggling to keep up with the rapid proliferation of various wireless technologies. A wide range of wireless technologies are either built into the newer laptops or can be easily added using external cards. However, most enterprises do not have a well defined policy for wireless usage, or don't have the means to enforce it. This lack of attention to wireless security is increasingly making wireless the favorite mode of attack for hackers. Several large retail and enterprise breaches in recent years are clearly indicative of this pattern.

"Although wireless technologies offer great benefit to the enterprise, they also represent a threat to enterprise IT security -- whether the user is in the office or on the road," said Dave Goodman, CTO of Hudson Advisors, a financial/real estate management firm in Dallas. "SpectraGuard SAFE, as a client-side security offering, represents a vital component of our total wireless security solution."

SpectraGuard SAFE is client (laptop) software that manages and secures the wireless connections made from that device. SAFE protects corporate mobile laptop users from malicious attacks on all the major wireless technologies commonly in use. A well thought-out management interface allows IT administrators to define corporate wireless policies and then automatically push them to individual SAFE users for anywhere, anytime enforcement.

"Business travelers need to connect in airports, hotels and coffee shops in order to conduct time-critical business," said Sri Sundaralingam, director of product management at AirTight Networks. "This is fertile ground for hackers who are increasingly using wireless attacks to break into travelers' laptops and steal valuable information such as personal identity, credit card numbers, customer information, or confidential company information. SpectraGuard SAFE gives IT administrators the ability to enforce unique, location-based security policies."

"Unlike every other area of IT, when it comes to security, you're never really 'done'," said Craig Mathias, a Principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firm Farpoint Group (Ashland, MA). "This is especially true for mobile users, connecting to a variety of networks beyond the control of enterprise IT departments. AirTight is to be commended for identifying and addressing this critical issue."

Pricing and Availability

SpectraGuard SAFE is available immediately. Pricing for the enterprise edition of SAFE, starts at $20 per user, plus the SpectraGuard Enterprise server management software. For the next 45 days, AirTight is offering a promotional discount (35 to 50%) both to new customers and its installed base. To learn more about SpectraGuard Safe, visit http://www.airtightnetworks.net/products/sg_safe/sg_safe_overview.html or email sales@airtightnetworks.net

About AirTight Networks

Founded in 2002, AirTight Networks is the leader in wireless intrusion prevention solutions (WIPS). AirTight's award-winning SpectraGuard family of WIPS products and services delivers around-the-clock wireless policy enforcement and automatic intrusion prevention against wireless security threats while monitoring wireless LAN performance to ensure maximum network uptime and capacity. The AirTight SpectraGuard solution family has achieved industry leadership based on patented technology that eliminates false alarms, blocks wireless threats immediately and automatically, and locates wireless devices and events with pinpoint precision. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.Airtightnetworks.net.

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

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