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Live Demo – Secure Wi-Fi Armed to Defend Your Network

September 13th, 2012

With AirTight Wi-Fi™, enterprises now have a truly secure Wi-Fi solution that is armed to defend your network from wireless threats 24/7.
Join AirTight on September 19 at 11 AM Pacific for a live demo. Find out how easy it is to deploy, manage and secure AirTight’s cloud-managed Wi-Fi. AirTight Wi-Fi Benefits: •Simple to deploy and manage with limited IT resources •Fully user-customizable HTML5 UI to improve IT efficiency •Get your Wi-Fi up and running quickly without the need for extensive training and certifications •Infinitely scalable to grow the WLAN deployment over time •Provides high performance 3×3 MIMO within the 802.3af power budget •Top rated WIPS to automatically detect and block threats •Provides automated BYOD policy enforcement including device onboarding.

Register now: http://airtightnetworks.adobeconnect.com/wifilivedemo9-19/event/event_info.html

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1 Minute Survey: BYOD – Love it/Hate it?

March 16th, 2012

Take the BYOD survey and enter to win an 8GB iPod Touch.

The BYOD trend is causing new security concerns for enterprise network and data security. Corporate users (e.g. employees, contractors) are accessing enterprise network and data, and bypassing corporate security controls using their personal Wi-Fi devices. This uncontrolled access can open wireless backdoors into the enterprise network, malicious activity, leakage of sensitive data, and exposure to malware.

Click the link to take the BYOD survey and enter to win an 8GB iPod Touch.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ATNBYODsurvey2012

 

Phones are increasingly becoming portals to the outside world, with their own networks that can bridge WiFi security and provide an unauthorized laptop access. AirTight would like a minute of your time to understand how pervasive these devices are in your organization and if they have affected the way you address network security.

As a thank you for helping AirTight with this short survey, two names will be drawn at random to win an 8GB iPod Touch. To be entered in the drawing please submit your contact information at the end of this survey.

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AirTight SpectraGuard Products Achieve FIPS 140-2 and DISA UC APL Certification

December 16th, 2011

This month, AirTight Networks’ flagship product, SpectraGuard® Enterprise, achieved FIPS 140-2 validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the United States and the Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC).

 These standards and guidelines are issued by NIST as Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) for use government-wide. NIST develops FIPS when there are compelling Federal government requirements such as for security and interoperability and there are no acceptable industry standards or solutions. See background information for more details.

Simultaneously, AirTight’s SpectraGuard Server passed TIC tests for inclusion on the DISA UC APL. The DISA UC APL is the single consolidate list of products that have completed interoperability (IO) and information assurance (IA) certification. Use of the DoD UC APL allows DoD Components to purchase and operate UC systems over all DoD network infrastructures.

AirTight’s products are deployed worldwide in many of the most security sensitive United States government and defense organizations to assure security and compliance with requirements such as DoD 8420.01, FISMA and guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Because AirTight products are always kept up-to-date with certifications such as FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria and DISA; government and defense agencies can take advantage of the powerful wireless security technology provided by AirTight.

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WPA2 Hole196 Webinar Q&A

August 21st, 2010

Due to the overwhelming attendance and response we got to the recent WPA2 Hole196 webinar, we did not have time to answer all the questions asked during the webinar. In this post, we are keeping our promise and answering those webinar questions.

By the way, the webinar slides and recording from this webinar as well as answers to the frequently asked questions on Hole196 and a white paper are available here.

So here we go!

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Goodbye, WEP & TKIP

June 18th, 2010
Ban of WEP & TKIP

Ban of WEP & TKIP

Wi-Fi Alliance has (finally) decided to take some giant steps in improving the state of wireless security. Starting Jan 2011, TKIP will be disallowed on new APs and from 2012, it will be disallowed on all Wi-Fi devices. Come Jan 2013, WEP will not be allowed on new APs and from 2014, WEP will be disallowed on all Wi-Fi devices. This is the good news. But, let us also get to the “bad” news.

 

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Has your data been “Woogled”?!

June 3rd, 2010

Google Street View car gets a ticketThe WiFi snooping row  Google has gotten itself into seems to be far from over. In April, Google revealed that its Street View cars had been collecting basic data such as the MAC addresses and SSIDs of WiFi networks in the vicinity. But after German authorities asked Google to audit the data, it admitted to have been “mistakenly” snooping payload data from Open WiFi networks. Apparently, a piece of WiFi data analysis code, written by Google engineers back in 2006, was part of the software used by the Street View cars, in turn leading to the WiFi snooping (of about 600 GB of data across 30 countries!). Read more…

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Windows 7: A New Wireless Risk for the Enterprise – Webinar

March 3rd, 2010

Last week AirTight presented the first Webinar designed to educate network administrators and security professionals about the wireless risk introduced with Windows 7. The response was so overwhelming that we are presenting it live again on March 10. I guess we hit a nerve since AirMagnet is bringing up the rear now and presenting a Webinar on the subject. But if you want an in depth look at this topic and solid advice on protecting your network, join AirTight experts for a live encore presentation of our webinar:
Windows 7 – a New Enterprise Wireless Risk

When: Wednesday 10 March 2010, 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada); Tijuana
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802.11w Tutorial

November 2nd, 2009

The new 802.11 security protocol called 802.11w was recently ratified.  Check this  802.11w-Tutorial to know how it works and what it means for your WLAN.

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Is a strong inner layer of defense needed for robust wireless security?

September 9th, 2009

When talking about wired security, enterprise IT administrators talk about multiple layers of defense such as internet firewalls, VPNs, admission control, email filtering, content filtering, web application scanning and many others. It is like a hacker has to peel multiple layers of an onion before getting to the core. Each layer of security is independent and is preferably sourced from different vendors. Each layer compounds the amount of work that a hacker has to perform to get in.

When considering the security of a wireless network, the same enterprise IT administrators are content with the basic security mechanisms integrated into the wireless LAN infrastructure by vendors such as Cisco Systems and Aruba Networks. IT departments have a hard time understanding why an inner layer of defense for wireless network security is needed in the form of an advanced wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS). The wireless network security posture of an organization is the weakest when the security integrated into wireless LAN infrastructure is the only layer protecting the core network. Without an inner WIPS layer, the core network is open to rogue APs, unauthorized client connections, ad-hoc networks, MAC spoofing and many other attacks that the wireless LAN infrastructure security cannot protect against.

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The New Attack on WPA/TKIP: Much Ado About Nothing?

September 8th, 2009

The recently announced improved version of the original Beck-Tews attack on WPA/TKIP appears to have put the wireless security community in a tizzy again.  In this post, I argue that the new attack is neither groundbreaking in academic terms, nor is it more worrying in practical terms.

The proposed attack assumes (somewhat unrealistically) that the AP and client cannot hear each other but the attacker can hear both (and can thus act as a man-in-the-middle).  In terms of attack speed as well, it is actually slower than the original attack under its stated assumptions.

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