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AirTight Survey of IT Professionals Reveals Security Concerns around BYOD Trend; Key Findings Revealed at Infosecurity Europe

LONDON April 24, 2012 Infosecurity Europe 2012

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Pravin Bhagwat

The level of difficulty in managing the devices arises because authorized users need only their enterprise login credentials to connect their unapproved personal devices to even a WPA2/802.1x secured network without the knowledge or permission of the administrator, exposing the network to security threats, malware, and data leakage.   

"It is important for the enterprise to get ahead of this increasingly common threat of unmanaged devices connecting to corporate networks and understand the benefits and capabilities of different technologies such as WIPS, NAC and MDM to control both the use of personal devices and the threats they bring," continued Bhagwat.

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About AirTight’s BYOD solution

SpectraGuard Wireless Intrusion Prevention System

  • A unique workflow (patent pending) to simplify BYOD management
  • 24/7 monitoring of enterprise airspace and network
  • Automatic fingerprinting of smartphones and tablets: iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android, etc.
  • Using patented Marker Packet techniques, automatically and accurately detects all types of Rogue APs including Soft Rogues, and Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots
  • Real-time quarantine of unapproved smartphones and tablets, all types of Rogues and unauthorized Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots
  • Automatically pinpoints physical location of any Wi-Fi device on premises
  • View Sample Report
  • BYOD management API that can integrate with any MDM solution

AirTight Secure Wi-Fi

Without the right solution, IT security managers don’t have visibility into BYOD and are unable to control the risks from personal Wi-Fi devices. WPA2/802.1x cannot stop them. MDM alone cannot manage BYOD because the personal devices don’t have an MDM software agent and users don’t have an incentive to install one. NAC solutions, including those integrated into the Wi-Fi infrastructure, can control access only for devices connecting via the enterprise or guest Wi-Fi networks. However, users are finding other ways — Rogue APs, Soft Rogues, Mobile Hotspots — to gain access to what they want, when they want.

Download AirTight BYOD Solution Brief

About AirTight Networks

AirTight Networks is the global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions. AirTight’s patented technology protects enterprises from the growing problem of Wi-Fi security threats, while allowing organizations to better manage their WLAN environment and comply with emerging wireless compliance standards (i.e. PCI). The Company’s award-winning SpectraGuard wireless intrusion prevention solution (WIPS) family provides enterprise security and compliance professionals with unparalleled capabilities to accurately detect, classify, block and locate all Wi-Fi security threats, while helping network operations staff to quickly monitor and troubleshoot WLAN performance issues. AirTight’s pioneering Cloud Services family of cloud-hosted subscription services delivers the world’s first and only "No Capex" multi-tenant WIPS, PCI wireless compliance and controller-less WLAN access solutions all in a single device. 

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