AirTight Upgrades SpectraGuard Enterprise

AirTight brings efficiency, automation, and cost effectiveness to securing enterprise wireless networks

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

October 15, 2007

2 Min Read

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- AirTight® Networks, the leading provider of wireless intrusion prevention solutions (WIPS), today extended its technology leadership announcing SpectraGuard® Enterprise 5.5, which sets a new standard for WIPS functionality. Using SpectraGuard companies can now reduce costs by leveraging their existing Cisco WLAN infrastructure, managing distributed deployments through location based policy administration and countering new threats as they arise, especially from pre and draft 802.11n rogues.

AirTight is leading the way in enabling enterprise class wireless security via tight integration with Cisco WLAN Controller. SpectraGuard 5.5 lowers deployment and operational costs by leveraging customers’ Cisco WLAN environment to automatically synchronize device inventory, automatically detect and classify managed devices and by leveraging the background scanning of Cisco APs. By using Cisco APs as RF data sources, AirTight can reduce sensor density by up to 30% while providing higher accuracy live RF views of the Cisco WLAN infrastructure.

SpectraGuard Enterprise 5.5 simplifies the security and administration of a distributed WLAN deployment by using location based policy management. Regional administration enables delegation of management to a local administrator while localized policy definition supports different policies for each location. SpectraGuard allows administrators to create a set of granular, customizable policies localized on a site by site, region by region or even floor by floor basis and have control over those policies. SpectraGuard Enterprise 5.5 is the first WIPS product built from the ground up to support managed services for a large geographically distributed installation.

“Organizations need enhanced security while minimizing the cost and administrative burden associated with a comprehensive wireless security policy. We can fairly easily manage a large remote installed base for 90 percent of the policy that is the same for all locations, but I spend 90 percent of my time managing the 10 percent which are exceptions,” said Chris Roberts, manager, network and security operations for Adesa, Inc. “If I can have the regional managers helping with that my total cost of ownership automatically goes down, it spreads the workload and lets them be accountable for their areas. This lessens my burden and creates a much more efficient process.”

AirTight Networks Inc.

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