AirMagnet just introduced a more affordable Wi-Fi spectrum analysis tool.
AirMagnet today announced AirMagnet Laptop Analyzer 7.5, which is says is the industrys first mobile WLAN analyzer to natively decode and analyze 802.11n Wi-Fi networks.
The release also adds support for the Microsoft Windows Vista Operating System.
Laptop Analyzer 7.5 is a free upgrade for current users.
AirMagnet today said it has received a notice of allowance for a U.S. Patent covering multiple methods of identifying spoofed or counterfeit devices in a wireless LAN.
The methods were co-developed by AirMagnets CTO, Chia-Chee Kuan, as well as Chief Architect, Miles Wu, and President and CEO, Dean Au.
The technology in the patent application detects counterfeit APs by finding anomalies in wireless traffic, such as devices whose actual beacon frame rate differs from the announced or expected frame rate. Additionally, counterfeit APs can be identified by detecting an abundance of out of sequence packets, which could indicate that potentially two devices are transmitting with the same identity.
AirMagnet today announced a new version of its Laptop Analyzer that natively decodes and analyzes 802.11n Wi-Fi networks.
The new 7.5 version of Laptop Analyzer provides visibility into all wireless channels, devices, speeds, interference issues and RF spectrum for pre-deployment planning and post-deployment management of 802.11n Wi-Fi networks.
The new version can differentiate between standards-compliant and pre-standard 802.11n devices and supports monitoring both 20 and 40 MHz bandwidth modes and detects and classifies the higher data rates used by 802.11n devices.
AirMagnet today announced AirMagnet Handheld Analyzer 7.0. This latest release introduces support for 802.11g, including support of Summit Data Communications SDC-CF20G 802.11g Compact Flash Module.
Version 7.0 also delivers a pre-802.11n alarm and also analyzes 802.11d.
AirMagnet Handheld Analyzer 7.0 has a U.S. manufacturers suggested retail price of $2,995 per license. Existing customers who have an active software support subscription are entitled to a no charge upgrade. AirMagnet also is offering the Summit card for a U.S. manufacturers suggested retail price of $150.
VeriSign and AirMagnet today announced a new service designed to shield corporate wireless networks from data theft and other security threats.
VeriSign Wireless IPS is the latest addition to VeriSigns Managed Security Services, which is part of the VeriSign Layered Security Services Solution. The new service helps customers design, deploy, manage and monitor wireless intrusion prevention systems.
AirMagnet today announced the version 3.1 of Spectrum Analyzer, which includes support for Microsoft Vista.
Spectrum Analyzer can be used as a standalone instrument or with AirMagnets Laptop Analyzer and Survey products. Spectrum Analyzer can provide a data feed into these products to facilitate a complete RF view for use in network planning or as part of performance monitoring, security or compliance policy enforcement.
Other version 3.1 features include an upgraded Help Module, Instant Replay feature (playback review of the most recent spectrum information), SNMP Traps and Signal to Noise Ratio charts.
AirMagnet today announced that the company has been issued U.S. Patent No. 7,130,289 for creating a method to expose hidden nodes in a wireless LAN (WLAN) environment. CTO Chia-Chee Kuan, as well as Chief Architect Miles Wu, and President and CEO Dean Au, developed the patented technology as a core component of wireless analysis to proactively identify and explain security and performance threats.
A hidden-node problem occurs when a wireless device, or node, cannot hear one or more of the other devices, causing the collision avoidance protocol to function improperly. Multiple devices attempt to transmit their data over the shared medium simultaneously and create signal interference with one another. By identifying hidden devices, the patented hidden-node detection technology helps network administrators minimize network downtime and lost productivity.
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