SOURCE: AirTight Networks, Inc.

AirTight Networks, Inc.

June 14, 2010 16:51 ET

AirTight Named a Finalist for the 2010 Red Herring 100 North America Award; Positioned to Grow at Explosive Rate

AirTight Networks Selected Among Hundreds of Private Companies for Its Innovative Wireless Security Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) -  AirTight® Networks, the global leader in wireless security solutions, announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for the Red Herring 100 North America Award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region and those the judges expect to grow at an explosive rate. The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies as Finalists for the award from a pool of hundreds from across North America. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

"This year was especially difficult," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "Despite the global economic situation, there were many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products that we had a difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. AirTight shows great promise and therefore deserves to be among the Finalists. Now we're faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring North America award. We know that this year's crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to go far."

"The Red Herring 100 North America Award is a significant benchmark that recognizes not only the most innovative technology companies but also well-managed private companies. AirTight is honored to be included in this group," said David King, Chairman and CEO of AirTight. "As the mobility demands from the anywhere, anytime workforce grows, it is critical that organizations be able to develop and enforce wireless security policies based on accurate information. AirTight remains a leader by providing its customers with the most robust wireless intrusion prevention products and services by staying ahead of emerging wireless threats." 

The Red Herring 100 North America Award highlights exciting startups that will lead the next wave of disruption and innovation. Applicants must be a technology company that is privately held and not listed on any exchanges anywhere in the world. The Finalists will be presenting their winning strategies at the Red Herring North America Conference in San Diego, June 23-24, 2010. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on June 24 at the event.

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.

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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