From the Security Experts

July 26, 2012

AirTight Introduces Secure, Economical Cloud Wi-Fi Solutions

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Wireless security provider AirTight Networks has introduced a cloud Wi-Fi solution, which is enterprise-class and embedded with wireless intrusion detection and prevention.

The C60 platform doesn’t have the security issues found in other Wi-Fi access products, according to AirTight officials. Compared to alternatives, it also provides simpler deployment, easier management, strong security and is more economical, according to a company statement on TMCnet.

The company is also offering functions traditionally available in a more cumbersome, controller-based solution from Cisco or Aruba.

In addition, AirTight has launched a customizable, HTML5 user interface.

"For busy network and security administrators, time is of the essence. AirTight's redesigned dashboard is not just colorful and packed with detail – it is now infinitely customizable, making it easy for busy admins to choose from a rich set of intuitive widgets that can be sized and scrolled to satisfy any display size or personal preference," Lisa Phifer, president, Core Competence, said in a company statement. "The end result: fewer clicks, increased efficiency and actionable insight – literally at your fingertips." 

The C-60 Platform will be generally available in September for $795 in the United States. The HTML5 UI is currently available.

"With AirTight, cost and security are not mutually exclusive,” said David King, chairman and CEO at AirTight. “AirTight is now providing distributed enterprises with a WLAN plus WIPS solution that can easily scale to tens of thousands of Aps [access points], can be managed in the cloud and deployed cost effectively. Providing a high-performance software configurable AP with embedded security creates a new paradigm for deploying enterprise-class Wi-Fi. AirTight pioneered wireless intrusion prevention and PCI compliance scanning in the cloud and providing both APs and full WIPS security concurrently in this new platform is a natural progression of that leadership."

Solutions from AirTight are targeted to government, financial, retail, hospitality, telecom, technology, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and education sectors, according to the company statement.

In a related matter, AirTight owns patents related to wireless intrusion prevention. The company has gotten 24 U.S. and international patents so far. These also include those in the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan. The company also has over 20 additional patents pending.

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Edited by Braden Becker