SOURCE: AirTight Networks

June 01, 2006 09:00 ET

AirTight Receives 'Positive' Rating for Networks WIPS Solution

MarketScope on Wireless LAN Intrusion Prevention Systems Just Published

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2006 -- AirTight Networks™, a provider of wireless perimeter security solutions, today announced that AirTight Networks rated "Positive" in Gartner's Wireless LAN Intrusion Prevention Systems MarketScope, 1H06 report. This MarketScope was published on May 24, 2006 by Gartner, and authored by Rachna Ahlawat.

"This market will double in size in 2006 as more organizations look to tighten the security of their wireless LANs," said Rachna Ahlawat, Research Director at Gartner, in the report. "Wireless IPSs provide an additional layer of security to an enterprise. Given that wireless is a shared medium, and it is relatively cheap and easy for employees and visitors to set up small wireless networks, enterprises must consider deploying a wireless IPS to detect and mitigate rogues and prevent denial of service attacks."

AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard Enterprise has established its market 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.
AirTight Networks distributes these capabilities as a standalone security overlay solution through VARs to enterprises, as well as in an integrated, WLAN switch & WIPS solution through OEM partners such as Colubris Networks, Extreme Networks, and Siemens Communications. AirTight Networks has also announced a CTDP partnership with Cisco Systems and is a member of Check Point's OPSEC Alliance program.

"We believe this Gartner MarketScope rating is very important to the market," said Dennis Tsu, vice president of marketing at AirTight Networks. "We feel Gartner's assessments carry a lot of weight with enterprise customers and influence many decisions. We are proud that Gartner has given us a positive rating." A copy of the Gartner MarketScope report will be available on AirTight Network's website.

AirTight Networks' family of products include SpectraGuard® Enterprise, SpectraGuard MNC, SpectraGuard Sentry, SpectraGuard Planner, and SpectraGuard SAFE (Security Agent For Endpoints) products.

About AirTight Networks

Founded in 2002, AirTight Networks is the leader in wireless intrusion prevention and performance management solutions. AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard® family of 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

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

Gartner MarketScope Disclaimer

The MarketScope is copyrighted 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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