Aruba Networks, a US-based provider of wireless LANs and mobility services, has released AirWave Wireless Management Suite 6.2. The new management suite is said to include Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance reporting.
According to the company, the newly introduced compliance reporting feature evaluates individual managed devices against several Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements to validate that safeguards are working as intended. The report also summarizes any intrusions detected by the wireless intrusion protection system, as well as any detected rogue wireless access points.
Besides PCI compliance reporting, the AirWave Suite 6.2 is said to include several additional new security and monitoring features including among others: enhanced rogue access point detection and workflow, including additional levels of rogue classification; Radius authentication for administrators to address the PCI requirement that all systems adhere to centralized AAA, use passwords, rotate passwords regularly, and maintain an external audit trail; SSID-based statistics collection and report filtering for tracking the migration of devices away from WEP to PCI-compliant security methods; and monitoring support for Cisco 871 routers.
Bryan Wargo, general manager of AirWave division at Aruba, said: AirWave Suite 6.2 automates much of this work, encouraging users to run reports on a frequent basis so that issues can be identified and corrected faster. Given the monetary penalties of out-of-compliance violations, AirWave Suite 6.2 will offer welcome relief to merchants.