Locates Air Defense
ATLANTA -- AirDefense, the leader in
anywhere, anytime wireless LAN (WLAN) security
and monitoring, today announced the integration
of Ekahau's advanced location tracking capabilities
into AirDefense Enterprise.
Ekahau is recognized as the leading provider
of software-based wireless location tracking.
Through this partnership, AirDefense can offer
Ekahau's patented Ekahau Positioning Engine(TM)
solution as a part of AirDefense Enterprise.
The combined solution will enable enterprises
to efficiently and accurately pinpoint the real-time
location of rogue end user devices and access
points from a centralized location.
The AirDefense-Ekahau partnership is part of
AirDefense's extensible platform, which allows
customers to invest in the AirDefense system
and plug additional value into the system through
the purchase of additional capabilities such
as location tracking.
"In doing our research it became apparent
to us that Ekahau has developed one of the best
positioning engine technologies on the market,"
said Scott Hrastar, chief technology officer
of AirDefense. "Ekahau has completed fundamental
research in location tracking and has a good
history in the space. With the partnership we
know we are offering our customers superior
tracking performance, accuracy and scalability."
Unlike other tools that rely solely on inaccurate
theoretical or predictive models, Ekahau creates
visualizations of RF coverage, or RF fingerprinting,
which is based on actual RF performance data.
The end result is a more accurate finding of
rogue access points, stations or other devices.
"By partnering with AirDefense, customers
with security concerns will now be able to take
advantage of our location tracking technology,
a market not previously addressed by Ekahau,"
said Tuomo Rutanen, vice president business
development for Ekahau. "Bringing together
the two companies is a positive step in providing
customers the best of breed technologies for
both their security and monitoring needs."