SOURCE: AirTight Networks

July 11, 2006 09:00 ET

AirTight Networks and Extricom Partner to Deliver Secure Wireless Mobility to the Enterprise

Joint Solution Meets Enterprise Customers' Increasing Demand for High-Performance, Integrated Wireless Infrastructure

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and NEW YORK CITY, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2006 -- AirTight Networks™, the leading provider of wireless intrusion prevention and performance management solutions, and Extricom, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of wireless LAN infrastructure solutions for the enterprise, today announced a global partnership to provide integrated wireless switching and wireless intrusion prevention solutions to enterprises worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will co-market and cross-reference sell each other's solutions, enabling customers to easily and rapidly procure and deploy a complete, best-of-breed WLAN solution.

"The combination of AirTight's SpectraGuard® solution and Extricom's Wireless LAN System provides our customers with an unmatched level of WLAN performance, security, mobility, and return on investment," said David Confalonieri, vice president of corporate marketing at Extricom. "And this partnership will enable our respective distribution channels to easily bundle the complete offering."

AirTight Networks leads the industry in providing a robust, scalable, and easy-to-manage wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) solution. AirTight's SpectraGuard® Enterprise has established its industry leadership position by delivering the key elements of an effective WIPS:

-- Correct detection and classification of wireless threats -- catching
   all threats, while minimizing false alarms
-- Prevention of multiple, simultaneous wireless threats -- while
   continuing to scan for new ones
-- Accurately locating the wireless threats on a floor map -- so they can
   be removed
AirTight Networks' family of products include SpectraGuard MNC, SpectraGuard® Enterprise, SpectraGuard Sentry, SpectraGuard Planner, and SpectraGuard SAFE (Security Agent For Endpoints) products. As shown in the February 2006 Tolly Group report and the March 2006 Information Security magazine bake-off, AirTight's SpectraGuard Enterprise outperforms its competitors in wireless intrusion prevention functionality.

Extricom's patented and award-winning Interference-Free™ WLAN system represents the next generation of enterprise Wi-Fi with a fundamental shift in architecture from "cell-planning" to a "channel blanket" topology. The technology creates extended zones of coverage for every available radio channel, by using each channel at every access point that is controlled by the switch, without incurring the co-channel interference that otherwise afflicts traditional WLAN systems. Within each channel blanket there is seamless and zero-latency mobility, robust, wire-like client connections, and the ability to design for a guaranteed and predictable level of service for all users, and all of this is achieved without the iterative and costly RF cell-planning of traditional WLAN. The result is a high-performance yet simple solution for powering the enterprise triple play.

"Extricom's innovative WLAN architecture eliminates a number of deployment and performance constraints inherent in traditional WLAN solutions, and is consequently winning significant enterprise adoption," said David Canavan, vice president of business development at AirTight Networks. "The introduction of AirTight technology will extend this lead even further, as the SpectraGuard products deliver a perfect extension and complement to Extricom's existing on-board wireless security capabilities."

About AirTight Networks

Founded in 2002, AirTight Networks is the leader in wireless intrusion prevention and management (WIPM) solutions. AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard® family of WIPM products and services provides enterprises and service providers with around-the-clock wireless monitoring and automatic intrusion prevention, while managing wireless LAN network performance for maximum performance, capacity and uptime. The SpectraGuard family of products is the industry's only solution that correctly classifies wireless devices and events; and automatically identifies, automatically stops, and accurately locates wireless security risks and attacks. AirTight Networks' solutions scale from a single laptop to networks with millions of wireless devices. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

AirTight, AirTight Networks, and the AirTight Networks logo are trademarks, and SpectraGuard is a registered trademark of AirTight Networks, Inc.

About Extricom

Extricom designs and manufactures enterprise Wireless LAN infrastructure solutions for converged data, voice (VoWLAN), and video. The Extricom Interference-Free™ architecture enables dramatically easier WLAN deployment and lower total cost of ownership, while achieving a generational leap in capacity, coverage, seamless mobility and security performance. The result is a large-scale WLAN infrastructure delivering enterprise-wide triple play services, with the dependability of a wired network. Extricom is privately held, with strategic investors that include Motorola. Learn more at

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