Global leader in wireless security solutions further complements Wavelink’s wireless portfolio
Melbourne, August 25, 2010 – Wavelink Communications, a value-added distributor of business IP, wireless and communication solutions has been chosen as the Australian distributor for AirTight® Networks’ SpectraGuard® family of wireless intrusion prevention (WIPS) products and services. AirTight is recognised as a global leader in supplying wireless network security solutions, which ensure that both wired networks and wireless LAN (WLAN) security and performance are not compromised by wireless threats or interference such as denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, WLAN traffic is kept private and secure, users are prevented from installing unauthorized WLANs, and unsupported/ unauthorised WLAN technologies are barred from operation.
Ilan Rubin, Wavelink managing director said, “It is now standard industry practice that any enterprise wireless network must provide secure wireless connectivity. While the built-in security capabilities of enterprise-class WLAN vendors are acceptable for many applications, a number of factors drive the need for wireless-specific security monitoring capabilities. These include mis-configuration and administration of WLAN security settings, the proliferation of unmanaged wireless devices in the workplace, such as iPhones and smartphones, and increased security demands from government and defence users as well as from the retail industry for the security of wireless payment processing systems and to meet the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Wireless Guideline.”
“Although some wireless security capabilities can be implemented using the integrated monitoring functions provided by the WLAN infrastructure vendor, AirTight operates as a separate overlay WIPS to any WLAN, which delivers stronger security capabilities through full-time monitoring. We expect that as wireless technology becomes more pervasive, the overlay approach will provide the most flexible approach for rapidly incorporating monitoring and intrusion prevention. The addition of AirTight further complements our growing portfolio of enterprise wireless solutions,” continued Rubin.
AirTight has focused solely building products for wireless intrusion prevention from the ground up,” said Steve Choi, AirTight’s managing director for Asia Pacific Sales. “SpectraGuard is easy to set up and operate, and AirTight’s methodology for classifying events avoids false alarms when identifying rogues. We recognise the value that Wavelink provides via their market knowledge, established channels and technical expertise and are delighted to welcome them as our distributor.”
Wavelink Communications (www.wavelink.com.au) specialises in the supply, marketing and support of a range of leading edge IP, wireless and communication solutions. Wavelink distributes a range of products from AirTight, Meru Networks, Polycom, Cisco, Digium and amigopod.
AirTight Networks is the global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions providing customers best-of-breed technology to automatically detect, classify, locate and block all 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, health care, telecom, and technology industries. AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 18 U.S. patents granted or allowed, two international patents granted (UK and Australia), and more than 20 additional patents pending. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information please visit www.airtightnetworks.com
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