Motorola has enhanced wireless network security by providing a built-in, hardware-based wireless intrusion prevention system sensor in its enterprise-grade wireless LAN access points. The integrated product debut follows Motorola’s acquisition of AirDefense, a WLAN security provider.
According to Motorola, the multi-radio Motorola AP-5131 (802.11 abg) and AP-7131 (802.11abgn) with integrated, hardware-based wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) provides enterprises with a new option that does not require the traditional three-layer solution of wired, followed by overlay wireless followed by overlay WIPS.
Motorola AirDefense 5131 and 7131 APs with WIPS use dedicated radios for sensing and avoid the performance-challenged, time-slicing technique currently available from other wireless infrastructure vendors.
Sujai Hajela, vice president and general manager of enterprise WLAN at Motorola enterprise mobility business, said: Worldwide, business demand for seamless security in all-wireless enterprise environments is steadily increasing. Motorola and AirDefense have already hit the ground running and are ready to offer our customers around the world streamlined secure enterprise networks at the lowest total cost of ownership.
Enterprise WLAN is part of Motorola’s portfolio of wireless broadband systems and services that complete IP networks. Delivering IP coverage to all spaces both indoors and outdoors, it includes fixed broadband, mesh and Enterprise WLAN for private and public networks.