Fortress Technologies Integrates Airmagnet Enterprise, Extending Its Layered Approach To Security

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.”

About Fortress Technologies
Fortress Technologies is the leading provider of wireless security products for enterprise networks. The Fortress security system leverages a combination of advanced wireless security technology and a robust processing architecture to deliver security services, networking services, policy management and monitoring that creates a more inherently secure enterprise network. This scalable and easy-to-use product suite seamlessly integrates with corporate wired assets and systems to ensure the business integrity demanded by commercial and government organisations. In addition to being the security system of choice for critical commercial applications, Fortress redefined the use of wireless technologies across state, local and federal government agencies. Achieving market-leader status through securing over 11,000 enterprise networks, Fortress has received SC Magazine’s coveted “Readers Trust” award for best wireless security solution for two consecutive years. Fortress accolades also include being named one of the “Fierce 15” top 15 emerging WLAN companies for 2005, as well as receiving Frost and Sullivan’s 2004 “Market Leadership of the Year” award for wireless LAN security. Fortress Technologies is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with partners and resellers worldwide. For more information, contact us at or call 813-288-7388

About AirMagnet
Founded in 2001, AirMagnet, Inc. provides the most trusted WLAN management and security software systems in handheld, laptop and enterprise configurations. Used by IT professionals at more than 3,500 companies worldwide-including 66 of the Fortune 100-in manufacturing, financial, retail, service, health care, utility, transportation, education and government sectors, AirMagnet solves Wi-Fi connection problems, tracks down unauthorised access, simplifies site surveys, and locks in unprecedented levels of network performance, security and reliability. Additional information about AirMagnet and its products is available on the Web at

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