SOURCE: AirTight Networks

August 20, 2007 08:00 ET

AirTight Networks and Ruckus Wireless Join Forces to Provide Wireless Security for Small and Medium Enterprises

Companies Bring Together Unique Smart Wi-Fi and Wireless Intrusion Prevention Capabilities to Enable Affordable WLAN System for Small and Medium Businesses

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Ruckus Wireless and AirTight® Networks announced a joint partnership today under which the companies will market their powerful wireless LAN and wireless intrusion prevention products as a complete and secure wireless LAN (WLAN) solution to the small and medium enterprise (SME) market.

"We share a singular vision of moving Wi-Fi from a technology of convenience to a reliable and secure utility," said Bart Burstein, VP of Product Management and Business Development with Ruckus Wireless. "Our respective technologies represent newest innovations in the area of secure and reliable Wi-Fi. Together, it's a compelling and unique solution for medium-sized enterprises looking to deploy a simple, affordable and robust wireless LAN."

The joint Ruckus/AirTight solution, allows customers to:

--  Enforce role-based user access
--  Link AAA group attributes to user roles
--  Easily blacklist clients
--  Protect against L2/L3 peer snooping
--  Automatically detect and classify rogue APs, AP spoofing and ad hoc
--  Detect and correctly classify wireless threats while minimizing false
--  Prevent (multiple, simultaneous) wireless threats -- while continuing
    to scan for new ones
--  Accurately locate the wireless threats on a floor map -- so they can
    be removed
--  Rate limit users on a per WLAN basis

The partnership brings together, for the first time, the newest technology advances in "Smart Wi-Fi" technology with leading wireless intrusion prevention and performance capabilities to give SMEs a reliable, secure and cost-effective WLAN solution.

Under the terms of the partnership, Ruckus Wireless will refer its SME solution providers and customers in need of wireless security measures beyond 802.11i and basic AP rogue detection to AirTight Networks and its industry-leading SpectraGuard® family of WIPS products and services.

Similarly AirTight Networks may refer its customers to the new Ruckus ZoneFlex™ Smart WLAN system, a new class of WLAN system developed specifically for SMEs to address the growing wireless issues of reliability, complexity and cost.

Solution providers and system integrators can now offer best-in-class smart Wi-Fi and WLAN security meeting the needs of their SME customers.

Interoperability testing has proven the seamless compatibility and interoperability between the two companies' products, which together can offer customers secure wireless mobility throughout the enterprise, combined with an unmatched level of WLAN performance.

"Wi-Fi is quickly becoming the defacto standard for user access to corporate networks but it needs to move well beyond merely providing convenient access to the Internet," said Dennis Tsu, VP of Marketing for AirTight Networks. "With Ruckus Wireless and AirTight, SME customers can acquire a WLAN infrastructure that is truly industrial strength with mission-critical security."

AirTight Networks' patented, award-winning SpectraGuard Enterprise technology outperforms its competitors in wireless intrusion prevention, providing a robust, scalable and easy-to-manage wireless intrusion prevention and performance management system. The SpectraGuard family of wireless security solutions has established its industry leadership position by delivering the key elements of an effective wireless intrusion prevention system.

The new Ruckus ZoneFlex system features a distinctive set of features and functions, such as best path selection of wireless signals, interference avoidance and automated security configuration, not found in any other wireless LAN system today. With ZoneFlex, SMEs can deploy half the number of APs to cover a greater area with more reliable coverage and predictable performance.

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

About Ruckus Wireless, Inc.

Based in Sunnyvale, California, Ruckus Wireless is a next-generation Wi-Fi company credited with pioneering "Smart Wi-Fi" technology. Named a 2007 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Ruckus Wireless was formed in 2004 at Sequoia Capital. The company designs, develops and markets industrial strength wireless LAN systems for small/medium business and broadband operators that provide reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 technology.The company's patent-pending hardware and software technologies deliver predictable performance, extended range, dynamic beam steering and real-time adaptability to changing Wi-Fi environments. The company has raised approximately $32 million in financing from premier venture capital investors, consumer electronics companies and broadband operators. Ruckus Wireless is led by president and CEO Selina Lo. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

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

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