Growing Need for Wireless Intrusion Prevention Driven by WLAN Adoption and User Demand for Mobility
Pleasanton, Calif. — November 18, 2009 – Trapeze Networks, a Belden brand (NYSE: BDC), today announced a strategic integration partnership with AirTight® Networks, the leader in wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) and services, to provide customers of both companies with the best WLAN performance coupled with the highest levels of WLAN security.
The integration gives customers access to a best-of-breed WIPS protection and wireless LAN system that offers an ultra-secure, non-stop, and scalable enterprise-class infrastructure. AirTight’s SpectraGuard® Enterprise application, which offers a backward compatible 802.11n sensor platform, will be integrated with Trapeze Networks RingMaster Network Management Suite.
This approach provides Trapeze customers with an easy deployment option for a premier WIPS solution that enhances the protection against all current & emerging wireless threats. One of the immediate benefits of the deep API-based integration between AirTight and Trapeze applications is the ability to address wireless vulnerability alerts from the SpectraGuard Enterprise application directly from RingMaster, Trapeze’s WLAN Management Suite application.
As early as February of 2008, Mike Jude, Sr. Analyst at Nemertes Research stated, “Vendors: The war is over. If you don’t have viable 802.11n offerings now, you may have a serious competitive liability.” The integration allows organizations to adopt high-performance 802.11n networks to deliver quality WLAN functionality for hundreds of users and scale their WLANs across the enterprise without compromising security or manageability and without having to upgrade their existing switching or WLAN controller infrastructures. Trapeze Smart Mobile distributed architecture enables seamless enterprise-wide roaming while maximizing performance and minimizing latency for voice and other mission-critical mobility applications. With its patented distributed architecture, Trapeze Smart Mobile delivers unmatched reliability, performance, manageability and security for WLAN installations.
“You cannot win in business today by prohibiting the use of efficient technologies such as wireless,” said David King, Chairman and CEO of AirTight. “But it is equally important to make sure that those technologies are managed well and integrate easily into what you already have, avoiding the cost and training involved with a rip and replace scenario. Trapeze has been an innovative leader in offering its customers suites of services to assure a high level of reliability for their WLAN installations. By integrating AirTight’s best of breed technologies into the Trapeze Smart Mobile architecture, customers can now be assured of receiving a complete security solution with lower operational costs.”
“Wireless security is becoming a much larger part of overall network security. We believe that a modular approach to WLAN performance and security serves our customers best and allows them choices,” said Bart Tillmans, VP WW Marketing at Trapeze Networks. “It was important to us, therefore, to make sure that we were offering our most security-conscious customers the best purpose-built wireless intrusion prevention solution and SpectraGuard fit that requirement.”
About SpectraGuard Enterprise
SpectraGuard Enterprise offers proactive, automated wireless intrusion prevention with strong zero-day protection to guard against wireless vulnerabilities. AirTight’s patented marker packet technology and industry’s unique VLAN Policy Mapping™ architecture allows customers to detect a mismatch between wired and wireless assets and security policy settings, which in turn allows protection against many attack sequences which can be launched over access points.
About Trapeze Networks
Trapeze Networks, a Belden Brand, is a leader in enterprise wireless LAN equipment and management software. Trapeze Networks was the first company to introduce NonStop Wireless Networking that delivers unmatched reliability to the enterprise wireless LAN and its solutions are optimized for companies requiring mobility and high bandwidth such as healthcare, education and hospitality. Trapeze delivers Smart Mobile™, providing scalable wireless LANs for applications such as voice over Wi-Fi, location services, and indoor/outdoor connectivity. For more information please visit www.trapezenetworks.com
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, healthcare, telecom, and technology industries. AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 12 U.S. patents and 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