Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) November 15, 2005
Highwall Technologies and WiMetrics Corporation today announced a partnership that combines Highwall’s Enterprise IPS, a wireless RF sensor-based Security/IPS platform, with WiMetrics’ patent-pending WiSentry software system that monitors the wired network for wireless device intrusions. The combination of these two technologies uniquely enables the Enterprise to protect both their wired and wireless corporate networks from wireless intrusions -- utilizing a single integrated system in the most advanced, flexible and cost-effective manner.
By combining these complementary technologies, Highwall Enterprise RF sensors are able to detect and mitigate all 802.11 threats within their reach, while WiMetrics WiSentry software is able to verify the presence of those threats on the Enterprise wired network -- resulting in an unprecedented clarity of wireless threat profiles. Further, WiSentry is able to autonomously detect Wireless Access Points that are attached to areas of the wired network that the Highwall RF Sensors may not have been deployed to monitor. All threats are presented, categorized and managed through a unified view within Highwall’s Enterprise console. Corporations are now able to fulfill Compliance requirements completely by automatically and systematically enforcing network access and control policies throughout the entire corporate network.
"There are two types of effectiveness to any security platform: the first is technical and the second is cost," stated Mike O'Brien, CEO of WiMetrics. "Until now, corporations have had to pick a side when it comes to Enterprise Wireless Security -- sacrificing coverage for cost. By integrating our technologies, Highwall and WiMetrics uniquely present the Enterprise with the capability to choose a customized level of protection as they deem necessary to protect their specific environments. Corporations are now able to protect their Enterprise airspace while simultaneously enforcing their 'No Wireless' policies over the wired LAN."
"The introduction of the wireline detection capability was a direct response to our customers' needs for a more effective, easier and less expensive method to manage and augment the security throughout their Enterprise," said Rich Swier, CEO of Highwall Technologies. "Countless enterprises seeking to protect their networks have expressed concern over having to manually deploy and configure hundreds of RF sensors to secure their entire environment. The hardware, installation and management costs are simply too high with a RF sensor-only approach. Though RF sensors will always be required in some areas, our ability to deploy a single sensor per building combined with our new wireline detection capabilities greatly mitigates hardware-related costs."
Pricing and Availability
The Highwall Enterprise IPS is available immediately. Contact Highwall for pricing.
About Highwall Technologies
Highwall offers a comprehensive security solution that allows businesses to cost-effectively secure their air space and enforce their "NO WIRELESS" Policy. The Highwall Enterprise solution includes the industry's only centralized monitoring solution which includes the Sentinel high-range wireless sensor and Scout wireless array antenna. More information is available at http://www.highwalltech.com .
WiMetrics delivers a new level of security and compliance to corporations by providing real-time 24x7 software monitoring of wired networks - detecting and displaying Wireless Access Point activity and providing associated alerts. WiMetrics WiSentry software products enable corporations to cost-effectively enforce their ‘No Wireless’ policies from the wired network. More information is available at http://www.wimetrics.com.
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