Enhanced wireless network protection

Fluke Networks released AirMagnet Enterprise 9.0, a wireless intrusion prevention system for managing and securing corporate WLAN deployments. The latest release introduces dynamic threat protection technology for WLAN security and performance management that eliminates Wi-Fi downtime and disruption by allowing organizations to dynamically update and defend the corporate network when new threats emerge.

This type of automated technology, referred to as dynamic threat updates (DTU) in AirMagnet Enterprise 9.0, is not available in any other WLAN security product. Until today, this type of protection has only been available in wired security products.

Current wireless security offerings require that users schedule downtime to upgrade the firmware of the entire WLAN network in order to get protection updates. Not only is this process disruptive, but typically delays the update process for months, leaving organizations unprotected from the latest threats.

AirMagnet Enterprise 9.0 now offers the only comprehensive, real-time approach to threat analysis and updating. It delivers a simple, scalable WLAN security monitoring solution that enables any organization to proactively mitigate all types of wireless security threats, enforce enterprise policies, prevent wireless performance problems and audit the regulatory compliance of all their Wi-Fi assets and users worldwide.

AirMagnet Enterprise provides visibility and control over the wireless airspace, enabling any enterprise to reliably deliver the same standards of security performance and compliance for their wireless networks as they expect from their wired networks.

Similar to mature network IDS and AV products, AirMagnet Enterprise 9.0 supports automated on-demand updating of the threat signatures that define the security and performance detection mechanisms on a WLAN, guaranteeing the highest protection against newly discovered vulnerabilities. This rapid threat response brings a new level of protection to the WIPS marketplace and helps AirMagnet further alleviate the management burden placed on IT staff and resources.

This innovation is made possible by a completely new, extensible security event detection definition engine that enables rapid development and modification of new threat detection signatures. These can be instantly created and made available to the global AirMagnet Enterprise customer base.

Furthermore, AirMagnet Enterprise’s policy signature database is now separately loadable and no longer embedded in the server software. This new internal architecture also enables the future support for tools that will allow users to create their own signatures in real-time and share them with the community. Furthermore, DTU allows zero-day protection from new threats via immediate and automatic installation of new signatures when available.

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