SOURCE: AirTight Networks, Inc.

AirTight Networks, Inc.

September 23, 2009 08:00 ET

AirTight's Wireless Vulnerability Management Service Now Integrates Into QualysGuard PCI Connect Security Ecosystem

SpectraGuard Online Integration Helps Customers to Facilitate, Manage and Simplify PCI DSS Compliance Scanning for Wireless Threats

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - AirTight® Networks, the global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions and services, announced that its unique SaaS wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) is now fully integrated into the QualysGuard® PCI Connect launched earlier this year. PCI Connect provides an on demand platform bringing together multiple security solutions into one unified end-to-end business application for PCI DSS compliance and validation. AirTight is the first and only wireless security vendor to provide an automated, cost effective means to meet the PCI DSS wireless scanning requirement with lower operational costs and no capital investment.

Qualys customers who need a cost effective and efficient way to comply with the PCI DSS Wireless Security Guideline can now access AirTight's SpectraGuard® Online automated wireless PCI compliance reports and upload them directly from their Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) within the QualysGuard PCI Connect interface. (See Qualys press release on the availability of QualysGuard PCI 4.0 issued September 21, 2009)

SpectraGuard Online is a modular hosted service which uses the same AirTight award-winning, patented, multi-tenant architecture, plug and play sensors, remote upgrade capabilities and web user-interface as AirTight's on site product, SpectraGuard Enterprise. Pricing for the service starts as low as $30 per month including hardware. Customers, who are referred from Qualys and sign up for AirTight's wireless PCI scanning service, will receive free wireless scanning for PCI compliance from AirTight through the end of this year.

"As the PCI DSS 1.2 standard became more stringent and included more technologies, an ecosystem which allowed customers to access those technologies and automate processes from one interface became a logical next step," said David King, Chairman and CEO of AirTight. "Integrating AirTight's wireless PCI scanning and reporting into QualysGuard was a natural step in our partnership with Qualys. From a single QualysGuard PCI console, customers now have easy access to best-in-class security solutions that will allow them to meet the compliance requirements of PCI DSS, including the standards that specifically apply to wireless."

"Airtight was one of our design partners helping us develop and bring to market PCI Connect and we thank them for that," said Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO of Qualys. "Security has become a very complex and challenging business and combating malware now demands a much greater cooperation between vendors as no one vendor can do it all, no matter how big they are."

About AirTight

AirTight Networks is a global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions providing customers best-of-breed technology to automatically detect, classify, locate and block 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 11 U.S. patents and two international patents granted (UK and Australia), and more than 25 additional patents pending. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information please visit

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