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AirMagnet releases upgrade to its WLAN security system

Wireless LAN security vendor AirMagnet today announced a new version of its Distributed WLAN security and performan...


March 8, 2004  


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Wireless LAN security vendor AirMagnet today announced a new version of its Distributed WLAN security and performance system.

AirMagnet Distributed 4.0 includes a new network dashboard, advanced rogue access point (AP) blocking and tracing, extended security and performance policy management, and features that allow increasingly detailed analysis and troubleshooting of wireless networks.

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is among a group of early customers using the new version of AirMagnet Distributed.

The Monterey, Calif.-based institution is using the product to secure and monitor its wireless LAN, survey Wi-Fi networks from unmanned aircraft, and as a teaching tool, to teach students about challenges of wireless network operation.

NPS offers graduate, executive and professional education programs to students from all U.S. military services, and the services of nearly 45 other countries.

A user interface now includes a Wi-Fi "dashboard" able to show at a glance the overall health and safety of a wireless network.

The dashboard also includes advanced, drill-down tools to answer the "who", "what", "when", "where" and "why" of WLAN problem identification.

The new version incorporates a tiered system of policy management that allows network managers to set required levels of security and performance and tailor policies for each portion of the wireless network, the company says.

Pricing starts at US$7,995, which includes a management console, server software and four sensors.