SOURCE: AirTight Networks

June 13, 2006 09:00 ET

MTA New York City Transit Installs AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard Enterprise

System Secures Wireless Infrastructure for NYC Buses and Subways

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 -- AirTight Networks™, the leading provider of wireless intrusion prevention solutions, today announced that MTA New York City Transit (NYC Transit) has installed AirTight's SpectraGuard® Enterprise wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS). This system will help NYC Transit enforce its wireless security policies around the clock -- in the city that never sleeps.

NYC Transit is the agency within the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority responsible for operating the city's extensive bus and subway network. NYC Transit manages a number of locations which have a variety of wireless security policies. SpectraGuard Enterprise is currently installed at a small number of facilities, and will be rolled out over time to cover additional sites as appropriate.

AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard Enterprise has established its industry leadership position by delivering the key elements of an effective wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS):

--  detecting and correctly classifying wireless threats – to catch all
    threats, while minimizing false alarms
--  preventing (multiple, simultaneous) wireless threats – while
    continuing to scan for new ones
--  accurately locating the wireless threats on a floor map – so they can
    be removed

And, SpectraGuard is able to provide these capabilities whether or not an enterprise has deployed a wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure -- so it has the breadth to help NYC Transit across all of its various wireless security scenarios.

"As the transit operator for New York City, NYC Transit is obviously very concerned about security, and at the same time, they want to take advantage of wireless technologies and its mobility benefits," said Dennis Tsu, vice president of marketing at AirTight Networks. "A WIPS solution is the key enabler for matching these two objectives. As a public agency, NYC Transit had to go through an evaluation of all the available WIPS vendors and a public procurement process, so AirTight was delighted to win their business. AirTight is proud to be assisting New York City Transit in securing its network and wireless infrastructure."

AirTight Networks' family of products include SpectraGuard® Enterprise, SpectraGuard MNC, SpectraGuard Sentry, SpectraGuard Planner, and SpectraGuard SAFE (Security Agent For Endpoints) products. As shown in the recently released Tolly Group report and the March 2006 Information Security Magazine review, AirTight's SpectraGuard Enterprise outperforms its competitors in wireless intrusion prevention functionality.

About AirTight Networks

Founded in 2002, AirTight Networks is the leader in wireless intrusion prevention and performance management (WIPPM) solutions. AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard® family of WIPPM products and services provides enterprises and service providers with around-the-clock wireless monitoring and automatic intrusion prevention, while managing wireless LAN network performance for maximum capacity and uptime. The SpectraGuard family of products is the industry's only solution that correctly classifies wireless devices and events; and automatically identifies, automatically stops, and accurately locates wireless security risks and attacks. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

AirTight, AirTight Networks, and the AirTight Networks logo are trademarks, and SpectraGuard is a registered trademark of AirTight Networks, Inc.

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