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AirTight Now Has 6 U.S. and 1 Australian Granted Patents and 25 Pending Patents
Concurrently, AirTight also announced that it has been granted an Australian patent, number 200429804, by the Australian patent office. The Australian patent is based on AirTight’s seminal WIPS patent in the U.S., number 7,002,943, titled “Method and System for Monitoring a Selected Region of an Airspace Associated with Local Area Networks of Computing Devices.”
AirTight pioneered the autoclassification technology, which automatically, continuously and accurately classifies between threats and false alarms. The autoclassification greatly simplifies wireless vulnerability management and reduces operational costs. AirTight uses a suite of techniques and algorithms for comprehensive autoclassification.
Wireless activity in the enterprise space is growing steadily as more devices are deployed with embedded WiFi and .11n with increased range. Conventional wireless security scanning, auditing and remediation techniques require continuous manual intervention to separate real threats from false alarms. This makes maintaining a good security posture and meeting regulatory compliance requirements in the face of this continuously changing environment more challenging than ever. Manual methods are expensive, error prone, hard to sustain and not scaleable. With autoclasisfication, AirTight’s customers can afford to focus on their core business priorities instead of spending time and resources chasing down false alerts generated by non-automated WIDS systems.
"This patented autoclassification technology provides quantum reduction in cost and effort required to maintain wireless security posture on a continuous basis. Organizations with resource and budget constraints no longer need to make a hard choice between 'High' security or 'No' security, said Dr. Hemant Chaskar, director of technology at AirTight.
Just as AirTight pioneered autoclassification, AirTight invented and delivered the first comprehensive WIPS in the industry. AirTight received a patent on its WIPS invention in the United States, the 7,002,943 patent. Last year, the USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) ruled in favor of AirTight Networks and its U.S. Patent No. 7,002,943 in an interference action provoked by competitor, AirDefense, which attempted to usurp the 7,002,943 patent from AirTight. That ruling re-affirmed AirTight’s leadership position as the first company to invent, deliver and patent a truly effective WIPS solution. AirDefense has circulated a white paper which made false statements and assumptions about AirTight’s ownership of and invention of the patented WIPS technology. This patent board ruling was a definitive decision against their misinformation campaign.
AirTight is now in the process of extending its seminal WIPS patent rights to several countries outside the United States, and the grant of the Australian patent is another vindication of Airtight’s superiority and the novelty of its technology. AirTight has patents pending in several major WIPS markets such as Europe, Australia, Japan, Korea, and India.
About AirTight’s Patent Portfolio
AirTight's patent portfolio covers a broad range of technology needed to provide truly effective WIPS, ranging from architectures to specific algorithms and techniques.
Complete information about AirTight’s IP portfolio can be found at http://www.airtightnetworks.com/home/company/patent-information.html
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