MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — December 5, 2006 — AirTight Networks™, the leading provider of wireless intrusion prevention solutions, today announced that it has partnered with FireScope, a leading developer of IT Operations software offering a real-time view of the health and security of enterprise networks, to provide integrated wired and wireless security solutions to businesses of any size. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will co-market and reference sell each other’s solutions, enabling customers to deploy a fully integrated LAN and WLAN security solution.
The partnership leverages the complementary strengths of both companies’ product portfolios. By combining FireScope’s real-time software that consumes and processes data from servers, network equipment, databases and point solutions with AirTight’s SpectraGuard Planner and SpectraGuard Enterprise offerings, organizations can realize a holistic view of the security of all critical systems, both wired and wireless, for more effective monitoring and planning - creating truly threat resistant enterprise security.
“Combating the growing complexity of implementing combined wired and wireless network security is a high priority for many IT organizations,” said Mark Lynd, President of Firescope, Inc. “This is particularly true as more organizations leverage wireless assets to enhance business productivity. Integrating AirTight’s best-of-breed WLAN intrusion prevention and performance management solutions with FireScope’s IT operations intelligence allows businesses to tame complexity, while achieving truly effective security.”
“Firescope’s team has installed and worked with AirTight’s SpectraGuard solution in a number of situations,” said David Canavan, vice president of business development at AirTight Networks. “Having this base of experience will help us both in addressing new customer opportunities. Firescope offers the enterprise an integration capability for the wired and wireless network and security infrastructure that is unique in the industry and can significantly ease the workload of security professionals who are being tasked with managing a growing diversity of security point solutions.”
AirTight Networks’ SpectraGuard family of wireless security solutions has established its industry leadership position by delivering the key elements of an effective wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS):
- detecting and correctly classifying wireless threats – to catch all threats, while minimizing false alarms
- preventing (multiple, simultaneous) wireless threats – while continuing to scan for new ones
- accurately locating the wireless threats on a floor map – so they can be removed.
As shown in the February 2006 Tolly Group report, the March 2006 Information Security Magazine review of WIPS solutions, and the May 2006 Tower Group report - AirTight’s SpectraGuard Enterprise outperforms its competitors in wireless intrusion prevention functionality.
FireScope, Inc. puts forward a single solution that provides a real-time view of the health of IT operations by collecting and processing security, performance and availability data from nearly any server, router, security point solution or other networked device. It’s built from multiple industry-proven open-source programs and integrated into an easy to use web-based dashboard. Solution options range from 20 monitored devices to thousands, making FireScope a product that can be tailored for businesses of any size. FireScope, Inc. is headquartered in La Palma, California, and provides organizations with actionable business intelligence concerning the health and security of all critical IT assets, regardless of operating system or platform with its FireScope line of security appliances. For more information visit www.firescope.com.
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