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AirTight now has total of 10 U.S., 1 Australian and 1 UK granted patents, and more than 25 pending patents
Mountain View, CA - May 18, 2009 - AirTight® Networks, the global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions, today announced that it has been granted a U.S. patent number 7,496,094 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its unique technology to counter wireless denial of service (DoS) attacks.
802.11 wireless networks (WiFi) are vulnerable to many types of layer-2 DoS attacks. These attacks cause disruption to the operation of WiFi and can be launched even from outside the premises of an enterprise. They are particularly easy to launch since DoS attack tools are freely available and do not require specialized hardware or software.
"With 802.11n, organizations using WLANs are expected to support far more demanding, mission-critical applications on a much larger scale. As a result, availability can no longer be left to chance," said network security analyst Lisa Phifer, President of Core Competence Inc. "Administrators absolutely must be able to rapidly diagnose and effectively mitigate wireless DoS incidents, be they accidental or intentional."
"AirTight continues to innovate and patent cutting edge technology to help our customers protect their networks as use of WLAN grows and they are confronted with emerging threats," said Dr. Hemant Chaskar, Director of Technology at AirTight Networks. "Just as AirTight was the first WIPS vendor to offer both an 802.11n sensor platform and wireless vulnerability management on demand, the inclusion of DoS prevention in AirTight's SpectraGuard WIPS has been another important step in that direction."
Wireless DoS attacks on WiFi are inevitable. Even the emerging 802.11w standard or the proprietary technologies such as MFP address only a tiny subset of these DoS attacks leaving WiFi networks exposed to a larger set of these attacks. As organizations make more and more mission critical applications available over WiFi, DoS attacks have become an increasing concern. AirTight provides unique workflow to counter wireless DoS attacks in its SpectraGuard® family of products as follows:
AirTight is the only vendor to offer such complete workflow to counter DoS attacks using original technology, which is covered by the above U.S. patent.
About AirTight's Patent Portfolio
AirTight's patent portfolio covers the entire range from broad wireless intrusion prevention architectures to specific algorithms and techniques.
Complete information about AirTight’s IP portfolio can be found at http://www.airtightnetworks.net/patents
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