SOURCE: AirTight Networks, Inc.

AirTight Networks, Inc.

May 18, 2011 08:00 ET

AirTight Sponsors Aberdeen's Wireless LAN 2011 Report; Tracks Impact of Smart Devices on WLAN

Free Aberdeen Research Report Available From AirTight

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - AirTight® Networks, the leading provider of wireless intrusion prevention (WIPS) products, cloud wireless security, and Wi-Fi access services today announced its sponsorship of a special Aberdeen Group report titled, "Wireless LAN 2011: Readying the Invisible Network for the Smart Revolution." It is the first industry study to track the impact of the rapid rise of smart devices on the WLAN, and is available immediately at no cost, courtesy of AirTight.

According to Andrew Borg, senior research analyst, Wireless & Mobility for Aberdeen, and the report's author, "A network is suboptimal unless network performance and security are both addressed. It isn't enterprise class if it isn't secure. As a consequence top-performing organizations are consistent in considering network security a high priority."

The research found that "the best-in-class organizations lead in implementing WLAN perimeter security, WLAN sniffer technology used to detect rogue devices or unauthorized use, and WLAN intrusion protection systems (WIPS) to enforce access policy. They make the commitment to have in place the necessary tools and technologies to ensure that the fastest possible network is also the most secure."

The proliferation of embedded WiFi devices -- smartphones, tablets, and Machine-to-Machine sensors (M2M) -- and the explosion of wireless activity in and around the enterprise make maintaining a good security posture and meeting regulatory compliance requirements more challenging than ever.

"Managing these personal devices is going to start to overwhelm IT administrators," said Della Lowe, Senior Director, Global Corporate Marketing and Communications for AirTight. "So the question becomes: how do you detect and prevent those unmanaged devices from connecting to your network, while allowing the ones that you do approve of to continue to connect to the network, while keeping your data secure. Manual methods are expensive, error prone, hard to sustain and not scalable. AirTight solves the problem with auto-classification and detection technology, so customers can focus on their core business priorities instead of spending time and resources chasing down voluminous false positives and false negative alerts generated by competing systems."

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About AirTight
AirTight Networks is the global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions. AirTight's patented technology protects enterprises from the growing problem of Wi-Fi security threats, while allowing organizations to better manage their WLAN environment and comply with emerging wireless compliance standards (i.e. PCI). The Company's award-winning SpectraGuard wireless intrusion prevention solution (WIPS) family provides enterprise security and compliance professionals with unparalleled capabilities to accurately detect, classify, block and locate all Wi-Fi security threats, while helping network operations staff to quickly monitor and troubleshoot WLAN performance issues. AirTight's pioneering Cloud Services family of cloud-hosted subscription services delivers the world's first and only "No Capex" multi-tenant WIPS, PCI wireless compliance and controller-less WLAN access solutions all in a single device.

AirTight's award-winning solutions are used by customers globally in the government, financial, retail, hospitality, telecom, technology, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and education sectors AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 23 U.S. and international patents granted to date (UK, Australia Japan) and more than 20 additional patents pending. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA.

AirTight Networks, the AirTight Networks logo, secure Wi-Fi and Marker Packet are trademarks; AirTight and SpectraGuard are registered trademarks of AirTight Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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