SOURCE: AirWave

November 14, 2005 11:30 ET

AirWave Wireless Announces Fifteen New Customer Wins in Healthcare Market

Healthcare Providers Select AirWave Management Platform™ to Significantly Reduce Long-Term Wi-Fi Operational Costs and Protect Patient Confidentiality From Outside Intrusion

SAN MATEO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2005 -- AirWave Wireless, the leader in Wi-Fi security and management, today announced that fifteen new healthcare providers across the nation have selected the AirWave Management Platform™ (AMP) software to manage and secure their growing Wi-Fi networks. These hospitals selected the software over competitive solutions because of its ability to reduce wireless network operating costs and demonstrate a strong, immediate return on investment.

"As with any growing organization, we want to enhance our technology without needing to bring on costly additional staff to support our efforts," said Nur Rajwany, technology director of Community Healthcare System. "With Airwave Management Platform, we can grow our wireless network with a fraction of the support team we otherwise would've required."

Through its simple to use, web-based user interface, the AirWave Management Platform enables hospital network administrators to monitor, analyze and configure their entire Wi-Fi networks from a single point of intelligent control. The key benefits this software has brought to these institutions include the following:

--  Significant Reduction in Labor Costs:  By being able to manage and
    control an entire network from a single console, AMP enables an IT
    administrator to perform tasks that would otherwise require multiple
    employees.
    
--  Patient Confidentiality Protected from Outside Intrusion: Through a
    combination of wired and wireless scanning techniques, AMP's RAPIDS rogue
    detection software ensures that these hospitals' Wi-Fi networks are
    protected from outside intrusion and breach of patient confidentiality. The
    AMP software also makes sure that the hospitals' security policies are
    uniformly enforced on all existing, authorized wireless access points.
    
"Wi-Fi continues to increasingly play a critical role in providing patients with fast and reliable point-of-care services," said Gary Hegna, CEO of AirWave. "In order to ensure that patients receive the best possible care, AirWave is working to give these hospitals the tools they need to make sure their wireless networks are always up and running, and that patients' private information is safe from outside intruders."

The newly announced healthcare customers include Christiana Care Health Services, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Community Healthcare System, Florida State University, Kosciusko Community Hospital, Lancaster General Hospital, Methodist Health Systems, NorthBay Healthcare, Peace Country Health, Reid Hospital & HealthCare Services, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center, Via Christi Riverside Medical Center, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.

About AirWave

AirWave Wireless, Inc. is the leading developer of network management software solutions that provide administrators a single point of intelligent control to monitor, analyze, and configure their wireless network infrastructure. The privately held company is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and is backed by investors Westbury Equity Partners, Ignition Partners and Idealab. The company's patent-pending Airwave Management Platform™ software is sold through a global network of value-added resellers and systems integrators. For more information, visit the company's website at www.airwave.com.

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