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Aerohive, Aruba Networks announce cloud based WLAN management services, is wireless vulnerability scanning far behind?

October 29th, 2009

It seems that WLAN management and security are finally moving to the cloud.

Enterprises, namely SMBs, now have multiple options and price points for managing their wireless networks. We saw this trend about 18 months ago when AirTight decided to release a SaaS verion of our wireless IPS, SpectraGuard Online.

With the introduction of these new offerings, it will be interesting to see if the ASV’s begin to offer wireless vulnerability scanning. They already offer cloud based vulnerability scanning services for the wired network, why not wireless??

Mike Baglietto

Mike is responsible for product marketing at AirTight and oversees the inside sales team and lead generation. He is a veteran of the Silicon Valley high tech industry with 20 years of experience in product marketing, sales and technical account management. Prior to joining AirTight, Mike held the position of senior product marketing manager for data protection services at eVault. Before eVault, Mike held senior product marketing positions at Quest Software, Keynote Systems, SBE, Inc., NetManage and Software Publishing Corporation.
Mike holds a BA in International Relations from the University of California, Davis.

Best practices, Compliance, PCI, Wireless scanning, Wireless security

Comments

  1. October 31st, 2009 at 08:48 | #1

    Hey Mike,

    What has been AirTight’s experience with the SAAS offering ? it will give a fair idea about the potential of Aruba’s new initiative.

    • November 5th, 2009 at 19:30 | #2

      Thanks for the question Sunil. AirTight’s experience has been very positive to date. AirTight’s customers love the fact that their is little to no administration required on their part to maintain the servers, rollout upgrades, monitor system availability etc. But the most compelling factor is that this is an OpEx item (operational expense) vs. a large upfront capital expense (CapEx). Since Aruba and Aeohive customers are facing the same issues that our customers are dealing with – less IT resources and smaller budgets. Aruba’s and Aerohive’s customers should be happy to have this option available and I think it will be successful.

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