MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- AirTight NetworksT, the leading provider of wireless perimeter security solutions, today announced that SpectraGuardR Enterprise will detect and correctly identify pre-standard 802.11n APs, which create a potential wireless security risk. As the first and only company to have announced this important capability, AirTight Networks leads the industry in providing both a robust, scaleable, manageable wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) solution.
APs supporting non-standard transmission modes are a potential security threat because an attack launched using a non-standard transmission mode may go undetected by some wireless IDS/IPS systems. SpectraGuard Enterprise will detect and identify pre-standard 802.11n APs from a variety of manufacturers - that implement a variety of pre-standard "accelerated" transmission techniques. These APs are based on chipsets from a variety of manufacturers such as Airgo, Atheros, and Broadcom. Once identified, SpectraGuard Enterprise will then alert the administrator to their presence, locate these devices, and prevent authorized enterprise users from communicating with them.
With this industry first, AirTight again helps the enterprise secure itself from rogue APs that other WIDS (wireless intrusion detection systems) or WIPS (wireless intrusion prevention systems) solutions simply do not detect. The key benefit is securing the enterprise from data loss that can cost it millions of dollars - whether that is company data, customer data, or financial information.