WIPS for Deploying New Wi-Fi Standard
If you're gearing up to use the new Wi-Fi standard 802.11n to optimize bandwidth and throughput for your enterprise, there are a host of security issues you should address. Wireless Intrusions Prevention System (WIPS) firm AirTight Networks can help. Enterprises deploying 802.11n for better bandwidth and throughput are headed for a thorny tangle of security and performance challenges. Raw events generated by WLAN infrastructure have proven far too numerous and difficult for operators to easily digest. While Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS), such as Airtight Networks' SpectraGuard Enterprise deliver more complete data with fewer false positives, there is still plenty of room for improvement, said Sri Sundaralingam, Vice President of Product Management. "When you introduce bandwidth-hungry apps like video or critical healthcare apps, the last thing you want to do is just be reacting to these issues," said Sundaralingam. "We have long provided performance and availability monitoring, but we wanted to simplify and enhance these areas to deliver more proactive rather than reactive solutions that can get you to just what you need in no more than two clicks." Airtight engineers have focused on these goals for the past year, culminating in SpectraGuard release 6.0, available January 5th, 2010. In addition to core product updates, 6.0 adds two new advanced WIPS modules: Performance Management and Smart Forensics. Both are included with the entry-level SpectraGuard Enterprise license at no extra cost; customers with more than 50 sensors can purchase additional licenses at $100/sensor.