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Jerusalem, Israel, 2008/04/02 - Software solution ensures connection to secure corporate wireless networks, while preventing connection to insecure public networks. Also prevents bridging attacks while providing remote user configuration and tracking.
Security application ensures that corporate users connect only to authorized secure WiFi networks
Code Red Systems, a leading developer of command and control software for wireless networks, unveiled the latest version of their AirStop Endpoint Security software including some significant enhancements. The new version, dubbed the AirStop – Sticky Wireless Edition, features their “Sticky Wireless” technology which forces users to “stick” to a particular wireless network and prevents connection to unauthorized wireless networks. The software is used to enforce corporate wireless security policy by enabling system administrators to define one or more authorized secure networks. Mobile users are then forced to connect to the authorized networks and will be disconnected if an attempt is made to connect to an unauthorized wireless network.
The market need for Sticky Wireless was first brought to Code Red’s attention by PCS Security, a well known provider of data security solutions in Asia. It seems that in places where there are municipal WiFi networks with extensive coverage, corporate users find themselves connecting to insecure public networks, rather than their own secure corporate network. The solution to this problem called for a way to make sure that users connect only to secure corporate wireless networks and prevent connection to unauthorized insecure networks.
Code Red’s experts felt the best way to provide this solution was by integrating their AirBlock® technology into their existing AirStop® product. The AirStop software already provided a mechanism for controlling communications adapters and storage devices on laptop computers, so it seemed the most efficient way to provide the Sticky Wireless functionality, which has resulted in a much more robust and comprehensive wireless endpoint security offering.
PCS was already familiar with Code Red’s anti-bridging technology and agreed that the AirStop product would serve as an appropriate infrastructure for the “Sticky Wireless” feature.
Through their mutual connection with Ramot Consulting, a firm specializing in introducing Israeli technology to Asian markets, PCS was connected to Code Red’s Jerusalem office and were pleased by the company’s ability to provide the required functionality in a minimal time frame. The product was introduced at a recent data security conference and is now being considered by a number of large potential customers.
“We were well aware of the problem and already knew how to implement the “Sticky Wireless” solution based on a combination of our existing technologies”, said Drew Tick the CEO of Code Red Systems, “Once we saw interest from potential customers in the Asian market, we felt the time was right to introduce this important feature.”
The AirStop – Sticky Wireless Edition software, including the anti-bridging technology, is currently available on a 30-day trial basis from most major software download sites. A trial version of the enhanced AirStop Server for management and tracking of all adapters across the enterprise is available directly from Code Red and its authorized distributors.
About Code Red Systems
Code Red is a software developer specializing in management and security solutions for wireless networks. The company is headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel, and has a staff of software engineers with hands-on military and civilian data management and security experience. For more information please visit the company website.