Motorola debuts wireless security assessment tool

Motorola AirDefense Wireless Vulnerability Assessment solution designed to handle remote wireless network testing

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Motorola debuts wireless security assessment tool Motorola's AirDefense Wireless Vulnerability Assessment solution will help with securing wireless networks.
By  Mark Sutton Published  August 20, 2009

Motorola has released a new tool to help secure wireless networks.

The Motorola AirDefense Wireless Vulnerability Assessment solution, an add-on to Motorola’s wireless intrusion prevention system, will allow network administrators to scan their entire wireless network to assess security.

The vulnerability assessment tool uses the sensors from the AirDefense Wireless IPS to simulate a wireless client station, the solution enables IT administrators to conduct wireless vulnerability assessments remotely and from a hacker’s point of view.

The tool is intended to provide automated remote testing of networks, to improve network security, ensure compliance and assist with access policies.

Because the solution scans the entire network and every wireless access point, it removes the need to send IT staff to remote offices or branches for testing.

Amit Sinha, fellow and chief technologist, Enterprise Wireless LAN, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions commented: “Motorola’s long-standing history of innovation in wireless LAN and wireless security technologies continues with yet another industry first. Revolutionizing 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.”

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