ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AirTight® Networks, the global leader in wireless intrusion prevention (WIPS,) compliance and Wi-Fi access products and services, announced today that Pravin Bhagwat, CTO of AirTight, will present at Infosecurity Europe on April 25th. The session, in the Technical Theater, is titled, "Lessons learned from implementing corporate-wide wireless security policy," and will discuss how large distributed enterprises have effectively tackled this challenge to empower their mobile workforces with wireless mobile access which is secure both on their enterprise premises and on the road. The Company will also be presenting live demonstrations of its industry-leading wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) and Secure Wi-Fi during the event which takes place April 24-26 at Earl's Court in London.
The presentation will walk attendees through the secure wireless lifecycle implementation, including protection from BYOD, to illustrate how a corporate-wide wireless security policy can be developed and enforced so that its implementation is not a clampdown, but instead makes wireless access meaningful and scalable taking into account the evolving needs of large mobile workforces. The session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, at 15:20.
Bhagwat will also cover the problems which can arise without a well-defined corporate wireless security policy, for instance:
- Accidental misuse of wireless (e.g., using Rogue APs) on enterprise premises that jeopardizes network security;
- Threats from uncontrolled BYOD with employees using their personal Wi-Fi smartphones and tablets to access enterprise network and sensitive data;
- Deliberate misuse of wireless to bypass conventional security measures such as firewall and NAC (e.g., using Windows 7 Virtual Wi-Fi to share enterprise network access with outsiders); and
- An employee laptop getting compromised on the road over wireless.
About AirTight Networks
AirTight Networks is the global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions. AirTight's patented technology protects enterprises from the growing problem of Wi-Fi security threats, while allowing organizations to better manage their WLAN environment and comply with emerging wireless compliance standards (i.e. PCI). The Company's award-winning SpectraGuard wireless intrusion prevention solution (WIPS) family provides enterprise security and compliance professionals with unparalleled capabilities to accurately detect, classify, block and locate all Wi-Fi security threats, while helping network operations staff to quickly monitor and troubleshoot WLAN performance issues. AirTight's pioneering Cloud Services family of cloud-hosted subscription services delivers the world's first and only "No Capex" multi-tenant WIPS, PCI wireless compliance and controller-less WLAN access solutions all in a single device.
AirTight's award-winning solutions are used by customers globally in the government, financial, retail, hospitality, telecom, technology, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and education sectors. AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 24 U.S. and international patents granted to date (UK, Australia, Japan) and more than 20 additional patents pending. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA.
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