SOURCE: AirTight Networks

May 23, 2006 09:00 ET

AirTight Networks Partners With CWNP

CWNP Classes Will Now Include AirTight Networks' WIPS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- AirTight Networks™, the leading provider of wireless perimeter security solutions, today announced a partnership with CWNP, the industry standard for wireless LAN training and certification. AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard® products will become part of the labs taught to students in the CWNP instructor-led training courses. CWNP classes give IT professionals the necessary skills for implementing, managing, and securing wireless networks in the enterprise by creating solutions using tools from the industry's leading manufacturers.

"The demand for CWNP certifications continues to rise in a market place where wireless networks are growing at an astounding rate, and skilled individuals are needed to install, secure, and maintain them cost effectively," says Kevin Sandlin, CEO and co-founder of CWNP. "AirTight Networks is a great addition to the CWNP curriculum because their wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) gives CWNP students unique insight into how real enterprises can use RF management and wireless LAN security to support real business applications."

CWNP was named one of the top 3 fastest growing certifications in a CRN Certification Study. AirTight Networks joins over 20 industry-leading wireless LAN vendors that recommend or require CWNP certification of their sales engineers and VARs.

"We are delighted to be a part of the CWNP wireless certification program," said Dennis Tsu, vice president of marketing for AirTight Networks. "As businesses are rapidly deploying wireless solutions and demanding wireless security solutions, educating their staff is paramount and the CWNP Program enables us to reach a broad set of potential customers and help them understand the need for a complete wireless intrusion prevention solution."

AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard Enterprise has established its industry leadership position by delivering the key elements of an effective wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS):

-    detecting and correctly classifying wireless threats -- to catch all
threats, while minimizing false alarms
-    preventing (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.
As wireless usage is now commonplace, these patented capabilities, along with the wireless management capabilities now embedded in all of AirTight's products, are critical to ensuring the cost-effective, secure, reliable performance of any enterprise network infrastructure.

AirTight Networks' family of products include SpectraGuard® Enterprise, SpectraGuard Sentry, SpectraGuard Planner, and SpectraGuard SAFE (Security Agent For Endpoints) products. As shown in the recently released Tolly Group report and in the March 2006 Information Security Magazine review of WIPS solutions, AirTight's SpectraGuard Enterprise outperforms its competitors in wireless intrusion prevention functionality.

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 CWNP®

CWNP is the industry standard for wireless LAN training and certification. IT professionals in 86 countries have achieved CWNP certifications in how to make wireless LANs more secure, cost-effective, and reliable. The CWNA certification has been recognized as the third fastest growing certification in importance, according to a study by CRN. CWNP was created by Planet3 Wireless, Inc., a privately held Georgia corporation. For more information about CWNP, visit

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