AirMagnet Rolls Out New Policy Library For AirMagnet Enterprise

New policies let users to integrate best practices and design guides for voice deployments and ongoing management and security of WLANs

June 19, 2009

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. " AirMagnet Inc., the leader in security, performance and compliance solutions for wireless LANs, today announced a new policy library for AirMagnet Enterprise. This new library aggregates the expertise of dozens of industry experts and Wi-Fi application design guides into a set of ready-to-use profiles that assist customers in the management of complex tasks such as monitoring and troubleshooting voice-over-WLAN and setting up Wi-Fi security policies.

"WLAN deployment and management can be a complex process, especially once you drill into analyzing vulnerabilities, spectrum forensics and device monitoring," said Stan Schatt, vice president and practice director at ABI Research. "Voice is still a mystery for many network managers, and having advice in the form of options based on practices and design guides should help when it comes to optimizing their networks for voice." The new library includes an expert voice policy that is specifically designed for environments deploying VoWLAN.

Wireless data networks often have severe issues when attempting to integrate voice. To design and maintain a well performing VoWLAN, network managers must understand voice-specific characteristics including the varying performance thresholds of different phones and access points (APs), coverage requirements and roaming. AirMagnet now makes this simple by delivering a pre-configured policy based on a host of industry leading AP and phone vendors' design guides, as well as best practice policies defined by industry experts.

In addition, other new policies are included to help companies get wireless monitoring up and running quickly and identify the most important security vulnerabilities and challenges in the network. These policies allow users to manage and learn the basics of Wi-Fi security management such as enforcing authentication and encryption rules, creating automatic responses to rogue devices and how to automate notifications to staff without being overwhelmed with complex policy decisions. "WLAN monitoring and troubleshooting is a target that's always moving, not only from a vulnerability and performance standpoint, but as it relates to new technology as well," said Chris Roeckl, vice president of marketing at AirMagnet. "The ready to use profiles in the new AirMagnet library place comprehensive industry expertise right at your fingertips, offering unrivaled assistance for complex tasks such as setting up Wi-Fi security policies and monitoring and troubleshooting voice-over-WLAN, simply and effectively."

AirMagnet Enterprise provides a simple, scalable WLAN monitoring solution that enables customers to proactively mitigate all types of wireless threats, enforce enterprise policies, prevent performance problems and audit the regulatory compliance of all their Wi-Fi assets and users worldwide. The enterprise WLAN monitoring solution offers complete visibility and control over the wireless airspace, enabling the company to reliably deliver the same standards of security, performance and compliance for their wireless networks as they expect from their wired networks.

About AirMagnet Inc. AirMagnet Inc. is the leader in security, performance and compliance solutions for wireless LANs. The company's innovative products include AirMagnet Enterprise, the leading 24x7 WLAN security and performance management solution, and AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer " which is known as the "de facto tool for wireless LAN troubleshooting and analysis." Other products provide WLAN site survey and design, RF interference detection, remote diagnostics, and the world's first voice over WiFi analysis solution. AirMagnet has more than 8,200 customers worldwide, including 75 of the Fortune 100. The company, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., has offices worldwide. For more information,

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