From the Security Experts

August 20, 2009

Motorola's AirDefense Wireless Vulnerability Assessment Solution Released

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Motorola, Inc. has reportedly unveiled Motorola AirDefense Wireless Vulnerability Assessment solution, a patented wireless security technology that provides remote wireless security testing.

According to the company, this latest solution is designed to aid administrators to secure wireless network against real-world threats by introducing active wireless testing capable of evaluating every deployed wireless access point.
This new solution uses a revolutionary approach, the Wireless Vulnerability Assessment solution that enables IT administrators to remotely find and secure vulnerabilities in their wireless network and automates regulatory compliance reporting that can help customers to reduce operating expenses, streamline reporting and increase the resiliency of their wireless networks.
Also, the new AirDefense Wireless Vulnerability Assessment solution allows administrators to proactively assess and identify sensitive systems exposed to the wireless network, such as cardholder data systems.
The automated Wireless Vulnerability Assessment technology avoids the need to send personnel or consultants to remote offices and stores to manually conduct these tests required for PCI DSS 1.2 compliance thereby avoiding costs and operational expenditures.  
Additionally, its extensive scan features enables administrators to validate firewall and wireless switch policies, while also offering unparalleled discovery options to enumerate multiple paths of entry to sensitive systems on the wired side, says the company.
Amit Sinha, fellow and chief technologist, Enterprise Wireless LAN, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions said, "Motorola's long-standing history of innovation in wireless LAN and wireless security technologies continues with yet another industry first."
Sinha said that by revolutionizing the method of conducting vulnerability assessments by providing a proactive and comprehensive assessment of wireless security without the need to send assessors to every site, the Wireless Vulnerability Assessment solution gives enterprises the confidence they need to deploy wireless in even the most sensitive networks.
Motorola AirDefense Wireless Vulnerability Assessment is an add-on module to the Motorola AirDefense Enterprise Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (Wireless IPS). Users can just buy Vulnerability Assessment software license to use the same sensors used to provide Wireless IPS functionality.

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Edited by Jessica Kostek