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AirTight Networks, Inc.

March 10, 2010 08:00 ET

AirTight SpectraGuard WIPS Named a Hot Security Product for Healthcare by ChannelWeb

Editors Place AirTight on 10 Hot Security Products List at HIMSS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) -  AirTight® Networks' SpectraGuard® Enterprise, the industry leading wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS), was named one of the "10 Hot Security Products for Health Care" by the editors of ChannelWeb at the HIMSS Conference in Atlanta last week. According to ChannelWeb, "While most of this week's security attention is focused on RSA, our coverage of products seen at HIMSS, health-care IT's biggest annual confab, continues with commanding security products for the vertical. AirTight's game is wireless security, and the most recent update to its SpectraGuard line, 6.0, came in January."

Wireless networking has become the backbone of many healthcare organizations and a critical component of patient care. Point of care applications, voice over Wi-Fi (such as Vocera) and instantaneous access to patient records depend on a robust, reliable and secure Wi-Fi network. SpectraGuard applies AirTight's approach of simplicity and ease of use for wireless LAN security to WLAN performance management and forensics, adding what it calls Smart Forensics™ and Predictive Performance™.

"Wireless networking has evolved from a mere convenience to a critical component of patient care and safety," said David King, Chairman and CEO of AirTight. "The increasing dependence on the Wi-Fi network demands greater reliability. Interruptions and poor performance are not an option. We are pleased that ChannelWeb chose to honor SpectraGuard out of the many products displayed at HIMSS and to recognize its value to health care organizations which need not only to protect data but also to understand the performance of their WLANs."

The Smart Forensics dashboard tracks and analyzes network threats, providing details on prevention status and past client associations. The WLAN performance dashboard examines network performance by category, location, APs and clients and tracks trending in coverage, configuration, interference and bandwidth by time. The 6.0 release adds IPv6 support and pricing is based on WIPS licenses, deliverable to health care and other organizations in an on-demand package.

Availability and Pricing

AirTight SpectraGuard Enterprise 6.0 is available immediately. Forensics and Performance Management are enabled by an advanced WIPS license and are available for both SpectraGuard Enterprise and SpectraGuard Online, AirTight's unique on demand WIPS service. Please contact for pricing information.

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About Airtight's Products

The AirTight SpectraGuard solution family has achieved industry leadership based on patented technology that blocks wireless threats immediately and automatically, locates wireless devices and events with pinpoint precision and eliminates the false alarms that plague busy network operations and IT professionals.

Both its onsite WIPS product, SpectraGuard® Enterprise, and its on-demand hosted vulnerability management service, SpectraGuard Online, are low touch solutions providing easy deployment and automated scanning and reporting with little human intervention. AirTight's patented technology has proven over and over again that security and simplicity are not mutually exclusive.

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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