SOURCE: AirTight Networks, Inc.

AirTight Networks, Inc.

March 03, 2010 08:00 ET

AirTight Repeats Windows 7 -- A New Wireless Risk to the Enterprise; Live Webinar

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) -

What: Live Webinar -- Windows 7 -- A New Wireless Risk to the Enterprise

Because of overwhelming response and interest, AirTight Networks will present an encore presentation of its Webinar designed to educate network administrators and security professionals about the wireless risk introduced with Windows 7. If you want an in depth look at this topic and solid advice on protecting your network, join AirTight experts for this informative Webinar and Q&A. AirTight is also offering a new white paper on this subject which can be found at

When: Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 10:45 AM Pacific -- 1 Hour

Who: Senior Wireless Architect, Dr. Kaustubh Phanse
Director of Product Marketing, Mike Baglietto

Phanse and Baglietto will describe how the Windows 7 "Virtual AP" allows users to create personal area networks over existing Wi-Fi interfaces, creating a new category of rogue Wi-Fi devices that evade existing wired security.

To register for this event, please go the following link:

If you have not registered for an AirTight Webinar before you will be asked to create your own password which you can use to join this event as well as future events.

Background: While the risk has been known since Windows 7 was launched in November, not a lot has been written about just how much vulnerability the "soft AP" introduces into the enterprise and what can be done to protect your network.

This application can turn your employees' Wi-Fi enabled corporate notebooks into Rogue APs behind your back, in just 2 clicks with no specialized hardware or software. External and unauthorized Wi-Fi clients can now access enterprise resources through this soft AP. Are "ghost users" riding behind your Windows 7 clients and jeopardizing the security of your wired and wireless networks?

Topics Covered:

  • Three steps that will convert any Windows 7 system into a wireless threat
  • How your enterprise data and wired network can be at risk and why you won't know
  • Why network security defenses such as 802.1X/NAC cannot protect you
  • Why only wireless intrusion prevention mitigates this threat

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About AirTight
AirTight Networks is the global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions providing customers best-of-breed technology to automatically detect, classify, locate and block all current and emerging wireless threats. AirTight offers both the industry's leading wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) and the world's first wireless vulnerability management (WVM) security-as-a-service (SaaS). AirTight's award-winning solutions are used by customers globally in the financial, government, retail, manufacturing, transportation, education, healthcare, telecom, and technology industries. AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 12 U.S. patents and two international patents granted (UK and Australia), and more than 20 additional patents pending. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information please visit

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