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AirTight SpectraGuard Selected to Secure Motorola Wireless Infrastructure and Protect Wireless POS System
New York, NY - January 10, 2011 - AirTight Networks®, the leading provider of wireless intrusion prevention (WIPS) and compliance products and services, announced today that Modell's Sporting Goods® has chosen AirTight SpectraGuard® WIPS to meet the PCI DSS wireless scanning requirements and to protect both its Motorola WLAN infrastructure and its wireless POS system from wireless threats..Modell's is the nation's oldest family-owned and operated retailer of sporting goods, sporting apparel, menswear and brand name athletic footwear with 147 retail stores distributed throughout the Northeast United States. AirTight will be presenting live demos of its products this week in booth 3120 at the National Retail Federation event in New York.
"The Modell's name has always represented a commitment to selection, quality, value, and superior customer service. To that end, we continually upgrade the physical appearance of our stores and look for ways to enhance the customer experience. That includes introducing new technologies that offer our customers easy ways to interact with us and make our associates more efficient in serving them," said Hans Kantor, CIO, Modell's Sporting Goods and a member of The CIO Council of the National Retail Federation (NRF). "We recently made a very large investment in a portable (handheld) wireless POS system, but understood that to protect it properly, we needed an automated system to perform our PCI wireless scanning and to monitor our network security overall. That is where AirTight came in."
Because Modell's needed a way to monitor and protect a widely distributed infrastructure of 147 retail locations and its New York City headquarters, the wireless intrusion prevention system it chose had to be easy to install, easy to use and automated. After evaluating wireless intrusion and scanning systems from AirTight, Motorola and Cisco, SpectraGuard became the clear choice.
"When we rolled out Wi-Fi, we knew we needed to protect the credit card data that passed through that network but still remain within our budgets. We wanted robust full time prevention and a product that was purpose-built for wireless security which could overlay and integrate easily into our existing infrastructure," said Tony Roman, Director of Network Technology for Modell's. "Detection is important but, more importantly, AirTight offered us automated protection, centralized management and automated reporting. After evaluating other vendors, we knew that SpectraGuard was a superior technology which provided 24/7 prevention in an automated platform requiring no manual intervention and at a price point that could not be matched. Indeed even during our initial testing period at our headquarters, we were instantly able to identify as many as ten violations of our corporate security policy. That made the time-to-value case crystal clear for us."
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The AirTight SpectraGuard solution family has achieved industry leadership based on patented technology that blocks wireless threats immediately and automatically, locates wireless devices and events with pinpoint precision and eliminates the false alarms that plague busy network operations and IT professionals.
Both its onsite WIPS product, SpectraGuard Enterprise and AirTight Cloud ServicesTM are low touch solutions providing easy deployment and automated scanning and reporting. AirTight's patented technology has proven over and over again that security and simplicity are not mutually exclusive.
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