3Com to license industry-leading SpectraGuard Enterprise, SpectraGuard Planner and SpectraGuard Sentry to offer total wired and wireless IPS solution
Mountain View, CA — January 16, 2007 — AirTight® Networks, the leading provider of wireless intrusion prevention solutions, today announced that it has signed an OEM license agreement with 3Com Corporation. Through the agreement, 3Com will license AirTight's SpectraGuard® Enterprise, SpectraGuard Planner, and SpectraGuard Sentry technologies.
“3Com views security as a critical requirement for the wireless as well as the wired infrastructure,” said Rohit Mehra, Director of Product Management, Enterprise Wireless, at 3Com. “After evaluating other product offerings in the wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) market, we chose AirTight because they provided the best fit, complementing our wireless and security portfolios.”
“We're excited that 3Com selected AirTight,” said David Canavan, vice president of business development at AirTight Networks. “With their market reach, broad portfolio and the market leadership of their TippingPoint IPS in the security segment, we see this relationship helping enterprises as well as SMB customers get the benefit of a comprehensive IPS solution as well as expanding our market coverage.”
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.
About AirTight Networks
Founded in 2002, AirTight Networks is the leader in wireless intrusion prevention and performance management (WIPPM) solutions. AirTight Networks' SpectraGuard® family of WIPPM products and services provides enterprises and service providers with around-the-clock wireless monitoring and automatic intrusion prevention, while managing wireless LAN network performance for maximum capacity and uptime. The SpectraGuard family of products is the industry's only solution that correctly classifies wireless devices and events; and automatically identifies, automatically stops, and accurately locates wireless security risks and attacks. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.airtightnetworks.net.
AirTight, AirTight Networks, and the AirTight Networks logo are trademarks, and SpectraGuard is a registered trademark of AirTight Networks, Inc.