SOURCE: AirTight Networks

April 10, 2007 11:00 ET

AirTight Networks and TippingPoint Host WLAN Security Webinar on April 18 at Noon EDT

Leading Security Vendors Discuss the Impact of Security Breaches Beyond PCI Compliance on the Retail Industry

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 --

Who: AirTight Networks®, the leading provider of wireless intrusion prevention solutions, and TippingPoint™, a division of 3Com and the leader in intrusion prevention systems, host a free web-based seminar on "The Impact of Wireless Technology on the Retail Industry." The event, which focuses on PCI compliance for wireless applications, goes beyond PCI to include best practices for securing a WLAN against a multitude of emerging wireless threats.

--  Learn How to Stay PCI Compliant in the Wireless World
--  Understand Potential WLAN Threats and How to Defend Against Them
--  Hear Real-life Best Practices Case Studies
Speakers: Dennis Tsu, Vice President of Marketing at AirTight Networks, Ted Ross, Director of Systems Engineering at TippingPoint, and Roger Nebel, National Strategic Security Practice Leader at FTI Consulting

Moderator: Rick Gallagher, Publisher at STORES Magazine and LPinformation

When: April 18, 2007 at Noon EDT (for one hour, which will include a Q&A session)

What: Retailers today are using wireless LAN (WLAN) technology extensively to enable mobility within the store for POS terminals, inventory management, and voice. However, because most retail security practices have been focused on the authorized WLAN activity, broad knowledge of the security threat from unauthorized WLAN technology may not be well understood, which has resulted in several prominent retailers facing audits and penalties due to WLAN security breaches. This new breed of wireless threats is a critical component of PCI compliance, which is mandatory for all merchants that store, process, or transmit credit card data through retail stores, mail order, telephone order, and e-commerce. These risks can compromise a retailer's network and must be understood and defended against.

Gartner analyst, Avivah Litan, an expert in e-commerce related security, quoted in Network World this month, said her sources view the TJX data-theft case as a targeted attack by hackers who broke in through unprotected wireless LANs, and made their way through the TJX network to the controllers to set up operations inside the TJX network to capture card data. "They basically used a program to just capture the data," Litan said, noting this was "educated conjecture."

This is not unlike the two other reported breaches reported by Lowe's and DSW and points to the need for retailers to link their wired security policy to a wireless security policy to secure their customers' payment card data and ensure PCI compliance.

Who should attend: Senior Executives in Information Systems/Technology, Allocation/Planning, Operations/Distribution, Finance and Compliance

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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

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