SOURCE: Fluke Networks

November 09, 2006 04:00 ET

EtherScope Network Assistant Reduces WLAN Rogue Hunting Time by 75%

New Directional Tracking Ability Lets IT Professionals Quickly Identify and Locate Unauthorized Wireless Access Points

EVERETT, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 9, 2006 -- Fluke Networks announced today the release of new capabilities for its award-winning EtherScope Series II Network Assistant.

The new Security Scan and Locate features reduce the time to locate a rogue wireless local area network (WLAN) device by 75%, as measured by the time spent on the same task using an omni-directional antenna found on most PC radio cards.

The advanced WLAN Locate feature uses an external, directional antenna to quickly identify and pinpoint the location of unauthorized wireless access points. This includes access points in ceilings and on floors above and below, which saves time in a multi-floor environment. Combined with the EtherScope's handheld, lightweight package and easy-to-read, color touch-screen display, users will find rogue access points faster and easier than ever before.

New RFC-based throughput testing

Also new to EtherScope is the ability to test the performance of LAN and WAN links using commonly accepted RFC 2544 test procedures. EtherScope Series II Network Assistant incorporates RFC 2544 tests for measuring throughput, latency and frame loss. These tests are bundled together with EtherScope's current Internetwork Throughput Option and traffic generator.

Private network owners and service providers now have the ability to perform a fast, easy and RFC-based means of verifying network performance. Carriers can document the performance levels delivered to their customers. Private network owners can verify the bandwidth received matches that which was purchased.

Russian Language Support

Concurrent with the new RFC 2544 tests and advanced WLAN Locate ability, EtherScope will now support Russian as a user-selectable language. EtherScope now displays its user interface, all desktop applications on the unit, report headers, and help screens in 8 different languages (English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian), making EtherScope Network Assistant a tool for the truly worldwide nature of networking.

Product Availability

EtherScope Series II Network Assistant is available for immediate delivery through Fluke Networks sales partners worldwide. The RFC 2544/ITO tests and WLAN analysis, including the directional Locate feature, are available as options. Current EtherScope owners can purchase these options as upgrades. Details can be found at

About Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks provides innovative solutions for the installation and certification, testing, monitoring and analysis of copper, fiber and wireless networks used by enterprises and telecommunications carriers. The company's comprehensive line of Network SuperVision™ Solutions provide network installers, owners, and maintainers with superior vision, combining speed, accuracy and ease of use to optimize network performance. Headquartered in Everett, Washington, the company distributes its products in more than 50 countries. More information can be found by visiting Fluke Networks' Web site at or by calling (800) 283-5853.

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    Fluke Networks
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