SOURCE: AirTight Networks

March 03, 2006 09:00 ET

AirTight Networks Wins Information Security Magazine Bake-Off

Beats All Key Competitors in Comparison of WIPS Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 3, 2006 -- AirTight Networks™, the leading provider of wireless perimeter security solutions, today announced that its SpectraGuard® Enterprise was ranked first among four competitors in the March 2006 review of Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS) published in Information Security Magazine.

Information Security did an independent review of these four systems, evaluating them on five key criteria:

--  ease of installation & configuration,
--  policy configuration & enforcement,
--  automatic classification & blocking,
--  overall security features, and
--  monitoring, alerting, & reporting.
    

AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard Enterprise was the only system to get straight As on all 5 criteria. SpectraGuard Enterprise was rated "best tool on the market" in this review. This is the first such review to incorporate several key requirements of a WIPS, including security coverage planning for a site, and the requirement for robust intrusion prevention (as opposed to simple detection). The review can be found at: http://informationsecurity.techtarget.com/magItem/0,291266,sid42_gci1169207 ,00.html.

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.
This award from Information Security Magazine confirms this perspective -- from an independent third-party reviewer.

"This review and number one ranking confirm what we're hearing from customers in the marketplace," said Dennis Tsu, vice president of marketing at AirTight Networks. "Just as we saw in the wired security market, the wireless security market is in the middle of the migration from wireless intrusion detection to wireless intrusion prevention -- for many of the same reasons enterprises moved this way on the wire.

The requirement for a true WIPS solution plays to AirTight Networks' strength, as the recent Tolly Group report demonstrates. And just last week, we received a US patent on the fundamental technologies involved in building and delivering a WIPS. The market, as demonstrated by this review and ranking, is acknowledging AirTight's leadership."

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, 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 perimeter security solutions. AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard® family of wireless perimeter security 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 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 is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.airtightnetworks.net.

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

About Information Security Magazine

Information Security is the enterprise security and risk managers' leading source of critical, objective information on strategic and practical security issues. Information Security's team of veteran security journalists and experts breaks down the security problems challenging enterprises and provides practical resolutions. Our in-depth, comprehensive reports and analyses provide security managers -- department managers to CXOs -- with the tools, knowledge and information they need to make informed decisions for securing their enterprises, complying with regulations and standards, and reducing risk. Our critical analysis of technology and products provide security managers with a guide for budgeting and purchasing decisions, and how to navigate the $20 billion security market. Our trends reports, case studies and industry-leading exposes provide security managers with insight into how their peers are addressing and solving key security issues. And, our policy and process and technology guides provide security managers with knowledge of how to implement best practices and tools for securing IT assets and measuring performance and effectiveness. Information Security is an indispensable guide for any security manager and executive charged with protecting information assets and reducing risk.

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