Offers remote wireless security testing
Motorola has launched a new AirDefense Wireless Vulnerability Assessment, a cordless security technology aimed at assessing the security posture of wireless networks.
The new product is an add-on module to the Motorola AirDefense Enterprise Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (Wireless IPS). By utilizing radio of the wireless sensor to simulate a wireless client station, the new product enables IT administrators to conduct wireless vulnerability assessments remotely and from a hacker’s point of view.
Motorola said that the assessments can be customised to target networks and devices to validate what should or should not be accessible from the wireless side. It provides active wireless testing capable of evaluating deployed wireless access points.
The company said that the product’s scan features will enable security managers to validate firewall and wireless switch policies. It also offers discovery options to enumerate multiple paths of entry to sensitive systems on the wired side. It avoids the need to send personnel or consultants to remote offices and stores, to manually conduct testing required for PCI DSS 1.2 compliance.
Amit Sinha, fellow and chief technologist of Enterprise Wireless LAN at Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions, said: “Revolutionising the method of conducting vulnerability assessments by providing a proactive and comprehensive assessment of wireless security without the need to send assessors to every site, the Wireless Vulnerability Assessment solution gives enterprises the confidence they need to deploy wireless in even the most sensitive networks.”
Motorola’s wireless enterprise portfolio includes fixed broadband, mesh, enterprise WLAN and Motorola AirDefense wireless security products.