SOURCE: Network Chemistry

May 01, 2007 08:00 ET

Network Chemistry Delivers Mobile Field Tool for Finding Rogue Wireless Devices and Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Networks

RFprotect Mobile With GPS Support Enables Rapid Outdoor Wireless Vulnerability Assessments and Site Surveys

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- Network Chemistry Inc. today announced a new release of its RFprotect Mobile wireless analysis tool with Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities, providing enterprises and government organizations with an automated solution for finding and tracking down rogue devices residing outside facility walls. RFprotect Mobile enables network administrators to more rapidly conduct detailed, outdoor wireless security surveys by automatically collecting, analyzing and reporting on outdoor wireless communications.

RFprotect Mobile is the industry's most complete wireless analysis tool to help design, maintain, and secure wireless networks. It's the first laptop-based toolset to combine the use of a network-state database and an audible proximity indicator for fast and accurate device locationing. The QuickLocate™ feature allows administrators to quickly track down and mitigate rogue devices.

The new version of RFprotect Mobile can coordinate with a GPS receiver card to produce a map of the signal strength from all access points in a given area. Using a National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA)-compliant GPS card, the surveyor can track movements while outdoors to automatically create maps of the area's 802.11a/b/g/pre-n wireless coverage. The product also enables companies and organizations to conduct detailed vulnerability assessments and accelerate incident response when a rogue device must be physically tracked down and its exact location must be captured. It is an essential tool to secure the enterprise from all types of wireless threats and enforce corporate wireless policies.

"With the increase in adoption of wireless devices, RFprotect Mobile with GPS arms IT personnel with a new and powerful tool to discover and remove wireless threats," said Jerry Bassett, vice president of voice and mobility at Structured Communication Systems. "It is particularly useful for our government, education and manufacturing customers that are responsible for large campuses or facilities. It also allows them to more effectively enforce corporate wireless policies by providing the industry's most complete view of network topology, both inside and outside of the organization."

"Both wireless networks and GPS technology have become ubiquitous," said Dr. Chris Waters, CTO at Network Chemistry. "Combining them together to bring GPS capabilities to RFprotect Mobile enables organizations to scan and monitor beyond their four walls -- a critical aspect for enterprises wanting to secure their networks from rogue devices."

RFprotect Mobile with GPS capabilities is available now. It is also available as an upgrade to current users of RFprotect Mobile with an active maintenance contract.

About Network Chemistry

Network Chemistry is the industry standard for securing networks from rogue devices. The world's most successful enterprises and demanding government agencies trust Network Chemistry's wired and wireless security solutions to classify network infrastructure, find and eliminate unauthorized devices, and enforce networking policies. Network Chemistry has received numerous accolades, including being recognized as a Red Herring 100 company, receiving the top score in SC Magazine's "Wireless Security Group Test," as well as its "Global Award," and "5 Star Winner" honors; Network Computing's "Editor's Choice" and "Best Value"; and 802.11 Planet's "Best of Show." The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.networkchemistry.com or call 1-888-952-6477.

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