AirTight SpectraGuard Achieves FIPS 140-2 Validation


Flagship Wireless Intrusion Prevention Product Meets High Standard Required for DoD Installations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AirTight® Networks, the leading provider of wireless intrusion prevention (WIPS) products and services, today announced that its flagship wireless security product, SpectraGuard® Enterprise, achieved FIPS 140-2 validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the United States and the Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC).


"With the proliferating information security threat landscape, government and defense agencies need advanced products to protect their networks and information assets. AirTight offers the most complete wireless policy management and enforcement solutions to both Wi-Fi and no Wi-Fi agency networks," said Dr. Hemant Chaskar, Vice President of Technology at AirTight. "AirTight's products are deployed worldwide in many of the most security sensitive United States government and defense organizations to assure security and comply with requirements such as DoD 8420.01, FISMA and guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Because AirTight products are always kept up-to-date with certifications such as FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria and DISA; government and defense agencies can take advantage of our best-of-breed wireless security technology for their networks."

"Although the standards were developed to assure that government agencies and those who provide technology to those agencies met the highest standards for security, it is becoming increasingly common for many non-government enterprises to ensure that they deploy robust products in their IT infrastructure. AirTight's validation with the above certifications provides solid proof of the security robustness of its product," continued Dr. Chaskar.

About FIPS
Under the Information Technology Management Reform Act (Public Law 104-106), the Secretary of Commerce approves standards and guidelines that are developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for Federal computer systems. These standards and guidelines are issued by NIST as Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) for use government-wide. NIST develops FIPS when there are compelling Federal government requirements such as for security and interoperability and there are no acceptable industry standards or solutions. See background information for more details.

About AirTight
AirTight Networks is the global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions. AirTight's patented technology protects enterprises from the growing problem of Wi-Fi security threats, while allowing organizations to better manage their WLAN environment and comply with emerging wireless compliance standards (i.e. PCI). The Company's award-winning SpectraGuard wireless intrusion prevention solution (WIPS) family provides enterprise security and compliance professionals with unparalleled capabilities to accurately detect, classify, block and locate all Wi-Fi security threats, while helping network operations staff to quickly monitor and troubleshoot WLAN performance issues. AirTight's pioneering Cloud Services family of cloud-hosted subscription services delivers the world's first and only "No Capex" multi-tenant WIPS, PCI wireless compliance and controller-less WLAN access solutions all in a single device. 

AirTight's award-winning solutions are used by customers globally in the government, financial, retail, hospitality, telecom, technology, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and education sectors AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 24 U.S. and international patents granted to date (UK, Australia Japan) and more than 20 additional patents pending. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA.

AirTight and SpectraGuard are registered trademarks of AirTight Networks, Inc.  AirTight Networks and the AirTight Networks logo, are trademarks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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