Fortress Technologies, the leading provider of enterprise wireless security, and AirMagnet, Inc., the leader in wireless intrusion detection/prevention (WIDS/WIPS) and performance solutions, today announced that Fortress Technologies will incorporate AirMagnet Enterprise into its robust security solutions. AirMagnet's advanced WIDS/WIPS technology will be integrated into future Fortress Technologies products to provide users with a comprehensive, layered wireless security solution.

As the use of mobile devices and wireless networking continues to grow, the demand for an integrated and multi-layered approach to network security to safeguard sensitive network data grows comparably. Bringing together two of the world's most successful network security firms, the combined solution delivers the unified security architecture to meet the needs of the market.

Selected by SC Magazine as the 2005 Best Wireless Security Solution, Fortress Technologies' market-proven security solutions are trusted to ensure the integrity of data on more than 11,000 networks including deployments in defence, government, financial and healthcare organisations. With FIPS 140-2 end-to-end protection and a unique Multi-Factor Authentication approach that authenticates access at the network, device and user levels, Fortress' award-winning solutions provide complete security support to a variety of devices, wireless protocols and wired network systems. AirMagnet, with more than 3,500 customers worldwide, helps protect 66 of the Fortune 100 from Wi-Fi security and performance issues. Both Network Computing and eWeek recently picked AirMagnet Enterprise as the best WIDS/WIPS solution of 2005.

"As the leader in wireless network security, we offer proven solutions to protect the network from the edge to the core," said Shawn Hughes, chief executive officer of Fortress Technologies. "AirMagnet Enterprise is a best-of-breed solution that supports the scalability required for our large installations. This technology complements our product suite and will strengthen the security of our already robust solutions."

"Fortress Technologies is the leader in highly secure wireless networking, dominating the market for the defence of very sensitive wireless data," said Dean Au, president and chief executive officer of AirMagnet. "We're honored to contribute our FIPS 140-2 pre-validated technology to their solution. Partnering with a pioneer in encryption, authentication and intrusion detection creates a massive audience for our technology."

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