Wireless network monitoring solution will provide enhanced security measures

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equIP Technology, the distributor that specialises in securing IP networks, has been chosen by AirDefense, the leader in 24x7 wireless security monitoring, to market its product line in the UK. AirDefenses advanced solutions for enterprise wireless LAN security, policy, enforcement & operational support will enable EquIP to offer its systems integrators and resellers an enhanced solution for the security and reliability of their enterprise customers wireless networks.

Wireless networks are increasingly more prevalent particularly in the enterprise as their benefits become widely known, yet their security still remains a key weakness and serious concern. Protecting the wireless networks integrity by monitoring and identifying users and devices will help overcome these fears leading to more secure WLANs, said Ian Morris, Director, EquIP. AirDefense is a complementary technology to our range of Wireless Gateways from Bluesocket and will enhance and add value to the wireless offering we provide to the channel.

Pioneering the concept of 24x7 monitoring of 802.11 airwaves, AirDefense is the thought leader of wireless LAN security. AirDefense provides the most advanced solutions for enterprise wireless LAN that gain control over air space by using auto-discovery to detect all wireless assets and threats, and enable risk-free wireless deployments. As a key element of wireless LAN security, AirDefense complements wireless VPNs, encryption and authentication. The solution is interoperable with any vendor, protocol and device.

Equip has a solid reputation for bringing leading edge security technologies to market in the UK and quickly establishing new markets. This is due to the strength of their security expertise and impressive reach into the channel community, said Anthony Perridge, Director, EMEA, AirDefense. Combining AirDefense with other products in the their portfolio, EquIP can offer a compelling secure wireless solution to its partners and we look forward to quickly gaining market share.

The AirDefense products being offered by Equip include AirDefense 4.0 and AirDefense BlueWatch. AirDefense 4.0 provides 24x7 real-time monitoring of a wireless LAN with analysis of who is connected to the network and the status of each station and access point. AirDefense BlueWatch enables organisations to identify rogue and insecure Bluetooth devices in their air space as well as indicates how the devices connect and the types of services available on the devices.

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