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Security On-Demand, AirMagnet Offer Wireless Security-as-a-Service

Partnership delivers wireless security protection as a monthly subscription service
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 13, 2009 "" Security On-Demand, Inc., the leading provider of comprehensive On-Demand compliance and security solutions, and AirMagnet, Inc., the leader in security, performance and compliance solutions for wireless LANs, today announced a strategic partnership that helps facilitate the delivery of wireless security protection as a monthly subscription service. "Through our partnership with AirMagnet, we can help companies with constrained IT budgets receive the benefits of a world-class wireless security solution, at a fraction of the cost to do it all in-house," said Peter Bybee, President and CEO of Security On-Demand. "This new service offering allows companies to utilize their WLAN to the full potential without worrying about security breaches or regulatory requirements." AirMagnet Enterprise is the industry's premier solution for continuous wireless LAN security and management. It provides organizations with unfettered visibility of all wireless assets, and quickly allows staff to prioritize events based on their impact to the network and enterprise policy. AirMagnet Enterprise detects and defends against the latest wireless LAN exploits and threats, and delivers the industry's only forensic analysis for spectrum/RF threats. It also introduces a complete threat intelligence system to classify and prioritize all wireless events for simple management. Armed with AirMagnet's award-winning technology, Security On-Demand provides a co-managed wireless security service, called "Wi-Fi Security On-Demand." The service is designed to help organizations enforce wireless security standards/policies, identify potential performance and service problems, adhere with wireless regulatory security standards such as PCI and HIPAA, mitigate threats from rogue wireless APs, detect wireless reconnaissance by would-be attackers, and defend the airspace from intruders looking to steal and exploit financial data. "For many organizations, managed wireless security services take the complexity out of securing and monitoring a network, and can dramatically reduce the overall cost. Security On-Demand offers customers a fantastic solution that allows them to address the security gaps within their internal network and easily meet the stringent regulatory requirements," said Dean Au, CEO of AirMagnet. "As a technology leader in the wireless industry, we are excited to be partnering with Security On-Demand to help deliver what we feel is one of the best managed wireless security services available on the market today." The new "Wi-Fi Security On-Demand" security service embraces a "Security-as-a-Service" delivery platform, which leverages a low-cost, highly scalable wireless security architecture that will fit any organization's security needs or budget. Benefits to the security-as-a-service approach include reduced deployment cycles, no up-front capital investment, best practices configuration and tuning, and lower cost of ownership through elimination of soft costs of maintenance, support, management and monitoring. The service was informally launched late in 2008 and several customers have already signed up for the managed service, including San Diego based Auto Anything, Inc., an online retailer of auto parts, which utilizes the service as a means to detect rogue access points, ensure compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards, and defend their wireless airspace from other wireless users in their office complex. "Without having a wireless security expert on staff, securing our company's WLAN was a daunting, risky, and potentially time-consuming task," said Parag Patel, CIO for Auto Anything. "Security On-Demand played an essential role in helping us incorporate AirMagnet's top-notch security technology into a simple, cost-effective, service plan that met all of our risk management and compliance needs." About Security On-Demand Security On-Demand provides one of the most powerful On-Demand security platforms in the IT industry. Using their advanced security management architecture, a state-of-the-art security dashboard for instant alert visibility, and leveraging in-depth compliance expertise, Security On-Demand helps their clients succeed in managing risk, meeting compliance objectives, and assisting staff in proactively managing their security infrastructure. Security On-Demand provides value by delivering full ROI to the customer's security technology investment, automating compliance requirements, and by protecting the organization from security threats. If you would like to learn more about the services and solutions that Security On-Demand offers, visit www.securityondemand.com or e-mail [email protected] 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, visit www.AirMagnet.com.

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