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Optimation adds wireless security suite

Optimation adds wireless security suite to solutions portfolio
Exclusive New Zealand distribution for AirTight Networks Inc.

Optimation has signed as the exclusive New Zealand distributor for AirTight Networks Inc. (www.airtightnetworks.net), a leading provider of enterprise network security solutions for wireless threats.

“As part of our business designing and implementing security solutions for customers, we are continually researching emergent technologies to assess their fit for the New Zealand market,” says Optimation managing director Neil Butler.

“AirTight has some unique patented technologies and their solutions are at the forefront of wireless intrusion detection and prevention. We’ve tested the products extensively, and found them to be easily managed, cost-effective and practical for the typical New Zealand corporate or government enterprise.”

Butler says the products are proving of interest both to enterprises who want to actively support wireless connectivity in their businesses, and to those that don’t.

“Wireless is becoming ubiquitous and whether you want it or not, it is probably encroaching on your corporate airspace right now. AirTight allows you to securely manage the risks around wireless connectivity, and to establish air cover if you want to prevent wireless connectivity within your corporate environment.”

The AirTight family of products

AirTight Networks delivers a comprehensive family of products that manages the wireless LAN lifecycle and protects this asset. AirTight Networks has filed for over 20 patents in the following areas:
o Secure – SpectraGuard Enterprise is the first Wi-Fi Intrusion Prevention Solution Firewall. Extremely accurate auto-classification coupled with the most comprehensive prevention capability allows SpectraGuard Enterprise to provide the most robust and reliable protection of any solution on the market. Site-specific self-calibration of the network allows pinpoint location tracking to physically find and remove unauthorised devices.
o Monitor – SpectraGuard Enterprise provides round the clock monitoring of the entire corporate air space to accurately log all Wi-Fi devices within the corporate air – authorised, external and unauthorised.
o Plan – SpectraGuard Planner delivers a site-survey free approach to determining placement and coverage of Wi-Fi access points and SpectraGuard Sensors.
o Manage – SpectraGuard Enterprise delivers the IT administrator a dashboard with instantaneous access to information about the health of his wireless LAN. Troubleshooting is assisted through detailed live RF coverage maps as well as statistics that allow drill down to individual devices.


About Optimation

Optimation (www.optimation.co.nz) helps businesses harness technology to produce superior business results. We deliver consulting, development, implementation and support services across the core areas of Software Engineering, Security, Infrastructure, Billing & Customer Care and Business Capability Improvement.

Optimation was founded in New Zealand in 1992. Our customers include leading corporates and government departments such as Vodafone, IRD, Westpac, the Ministry of Social Development, New Balance, Promina, TelstraClear, Australia Post and Genesis Energy.

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