SOURCE: AirTight Networks

August 02, 2005 09:00 ET

AirTight Networks Unveils New Version of SpectraGuard Enterprise Wi-Fi IPS Firewall With Industry's First Knowledge-Based Troubleshooting

Version 3.1 Provides Real World Solutions to Client Performance Issues; Delivers Fully Customizable Compliance Reports for HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, DoD and More

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 2, 2005 -- AirTight Networks, the leading provider of Wi-Fi IPS (WIPS) Firewalls, today announced that it is shipping version 3.1 of its SpectraGuard Enterprise Wi-Fi IPS Firewall, the industry's first Wi-Fi IPS Firewall to integrate automatic device classification and intrusion prevention, pinpoint location tracking and real-time RF mapping. The latest version adds a host of new features, including the first built-in troubleshooting knowledgebase that assists administrators in finding the root of Wi-Fi connectivity problems, extensive troubleshooting enhancements and interactive, fully-customizable reporting capabilities.

"The tools on the market today provide just packet capture of the wireless LAN data stream. This requires extensive 802.11 protocol knowledge to decode the information and decide what next steps to take," said David King, Chairman and CEO at AirTight Networks. "Our Knowledge-Based Troubleshooting is the first intelligent solution to walk anyone step-by-step through the possible problems and provide just the information needed to determine the root cause, plus suggest an immediate remedy."

Knowledge-Based Troubleshooting (KBT) is the first intelligent Wi-Fi troubleshooting tool that provides administrators with precise answers to simple yes and no questions about client and AP connectivity or performance issues. Using either packet or event level troubleshooting, administrators are walked step-by-step through a flowchart which leads the administrator to the root cause of the problem and suggests possible remedies. This allows support and operational personnel, even those without wireless savvy, to readily identify the true issue and the solution. Packet level troubleshooting leverages live packet capture using the popular Ethereal or Airopeek tools. KBT is a powerful tool for today's IT helpdesk, which can use the tool to troubleshoot problems in remote and branch offices.

SpectraGuard Enterprise 3.1 also delivers predefined compliance reports for Sarbanes-Oxley, DoD Directive 8100.2, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and the Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Version 3.1 offers fully-customizable and interactive compliance reports to help users collect data easily for various compliance audits, by allowing the IT manager to choose the type of data to be included in the report, as well as the frequency and automation level of reports. Users also have the flexibility to build customized queries to gather data on network security and performance.

Version 3.1 also adds fifty new monitoring alerts to provide the most comprehensive security and performance monitoring of events possible, with over 140 events in total. SpectraGuard Enterprise uses patent-pending auto-classification technology to identify all Wi-Fi devices in order to ensure that true threats are consistently identified, while avoiding irritating false positives from nearby shared Wi-Fi networks. The solution, which integrates automatic device classification and intrusion prevention, pinpoint location tracking and real-time RF mapping, protects against all the most common and dangerous threats, including MAC spoofing APs, Evil Twin/honey pot APs and Denial of Service threats. In addition, SpectraGuard Enterprise guards against rogue access points, mis-configured access points, ad hoc connections, unauthorized client connections, and client mis-associations.

The newest version of the system will be available in August. Existing customers will receive the upgrade at no charge. For new customers, a Starter Kit, which includes a SpectraGuard Enterprise 3.0 server and two sensors, is priced starting at $7,500.

About AirTight Networks

Founded in 2002, AirTight Networks maintains network and mobile client integrity from Wi-Fi security vulnerabilities. AirTight Networks Wi-Fi IPS Firewalls provide enterprises and service providers with around-the-clock wireless monitoring and automatic intrusion prevention as well as manage wireless LAN network performance for maximum capacity and uptime. The SpectraGuard family of products is the industry's first Wi-Fi firewall that identifies and stops security risks and attacks, provides real-time network audits, assists in performance troubleshooting and monitors the overall health of the wireless LAN. 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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