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AirMagnet Enterprise: The Next Level in Wireless LAN Security and Performance Management

CURRENT THREAT SCENARIO

Wireless technology has created a broad new touch point where users, data and applications can be directly exposed to the outside world. Because of its convenience and ease-of-use, Wi-Fi adoption has steadily grown within enterprise environments and, for many, has become the default way employees access corporate networks. Because of this dependence, it is increasingly important to ensure the reliability and performance of the wireless LAN, and equip IT staff with tools to quickly troubleshoot issues as they arise. In addition, as enterprises expand wireless networks with increasing confidence, attackers continue to grow in sophistication. Many enterprises believe that rooting out access points and implementing WPA2 puts an end to Wi-Fi security concerns, not realizing that attackers can zero in on many millions of corporate client devices that are left vulnerable. The new hacking tools and techniques underscore the need for wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) that can effectively deal with these and other wireless security threats. AirMagnet Enterprise delivers active, full-time protection against rogues and hundreds of other wireless threats, including wireless vulnerabilities, Denial-of-Service attacks, MAC spoofing fragmentation attacks, evil twins, unapproved connections and a laundry list of other wireless hacking and infiltration tools.

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WHAT DOES THIS TECHNOLOGY DO?

AirMagnet Enterprise, the industry’s premier application for managing and securing enterprise WLAN deployments, provides a simple, scalable, WLAN monitoring solution that enables customers to proactively mitigate all types of wireless threats, enforce enterprise policies, prevent performance problems and audit the regulatory compliance of all Wi-Fi assets and users worldwide. The solution offers complete visibility and control over the wireless airspace, enabling enterprises to deliver the same standards of security, performance and compliance they expect from a wired network. The latest version of AirMagnet Enterprise was specifically designed to help drive 802.11n network deployments, management and security, allowing customers to maximize the return on investment of their wireless LAN deployment while maintaining the highest levels of security. The solution advances WLAN security and management by not just notifying network managers of problems, but arming them with the hands-on tools and step-by-step guidance to actually solve real-world problems related to 11n performance and security. AirMagnet Enterprise includes a number of features that were previously unavailable in any dedicated WLAN monitoring system, including: 802.11n connection optimization tools; the ability to see in real-time how actual 11n performance compares to the best-case scenario for a connection or device configuration; uplink and downlink visibility, providing expert insight into both directions of 11n traffic and live troubleshooting for client-side issues; and tools for 802.11n migration and co-existence. In addition, AirMagnet Enterprise includes the most current security and performance alarms, covering the latest threats such as KARMA, SkyJack, TKIP vulnerabilities, DoS techniques, 11n-specific issues and many more.

Many wireless LAN security solutions are passive in nature, simply telling network managers about problems. AirMagnet Enterprise advances WLAN security and management by not just notifying network managers of a problem, but also arming them with the hands-on tools and step-by-step guidance to actually solve real-world problems related to wireless performance and security, including 802.11n. AirMagnet Enterprise is the industry’s only independent WLAN security and monitoring solution and allows users to trace and block rogue devices that are physically connected to an enterprise network. It accomplishes this faster and more reliably than any other solution available. Unlike competitive solutions that rely on singular, limited tracing mechanisms, AirMagnet Enterprise coordinates complimentary tracing techniques leveraging AirMagnet’s intelligent AirWISE sensors to perform local tracing of the sensor’s immediate environment, as well as global, centralized tracing performed by the AirMagnet server. AirMagnet Enterprise was the first solution to achieve U.S. FIPS 140-2 certification for integrated wireless IDS sensors. These sensors are the industry’s only fully independent fault-tolerant sensors, as well as the only sensors with the option to include hardware-accelerated spectrum analysis.

CONCLUSION:

As wireless networks continue to proliferate within enterprises, it is important that IT staff have tools in place to take a proactive and comprehensive approach to ensuring overall network health and 24x7 safety and reliability. AirMagnet Enterprise provides the only independent WLAN monitoring and security solution that enables an organization to proactively mitigate all types of wireless threats, enforce enterprise policies, prevent performance problems and audit the regulatory compliance of all Wi-Fi assets and users worldwide. The solution offers complete visibility and control over the wireless airspace, ensuring enterprises can reliably deliver the same standards of security, performance and compliance for their wireless networks as they expect from their wired networks. More than 8,500 businesses around the world use AirMagnet products, including 75 of the Fortune 100.

AirMagnet, Inc.
830 E Arques Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 U.S.A.

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