Motorola completes acquisition of AirDefense

Motorola announced the completion of its acquisition of WLAN security provider AirDefense. As previously announced on July 28, 2008, Motorola signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held AirDefense, which will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola integrated into Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility business.

Kathy Paladino president of Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility business commented:

The acquisition of AirDefense by Motorola was the logical next step to a very successful three-year OEM partnership. Together with AirDefense, Motorola will secure enterprise networks with a common platform solution providing superior indoor and outdoor wireless protection for users operating in a variety of settings including corporate headquarters, manufacturing and distribution plants, and remote branch offices.

Based upon the success, trust and valued relationship through the years, the combination of Motorola’s WLAN infrastructure and AirDefense’s best-of-breed features will further enhance network security offerings with next-generation, gap-free security for every enterprise user via integrated wireless firewall, AAA, VPN, locationing and industry-best WIPS ensuring FIPS and Common Criteria EAL-4 validated security for PCI, SOX and HIPAA-compliant protection around the clock.

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