Oxygen, Fluke oversee rogue AP elimination at DWTC
AirCheck Wi-Fi solution used to locate rogue access points in exhibition centre
Regional security VAD Oxygen and infrastructure monitoring solutions vendor Fluke Networks today announced that Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has used Fluke Network's AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester to locate rogue access points.
"Rogue APs cause a drop in performance and can be technically challenging to isolate," Oxygen said in a joint statement with Fluke. "Even though DWTC has a wireless sensor system in place, due to the high ceilings, sensors are inaccurate in pinpointing rogue devices. Fluke Networks AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester allowed DWTC to quickly locate and identify rogue APs within 5 to 15 minutes, thus ensuring quality performance and service."
"We at Oxygen are committed to provide the best breed of technologies to the region and Fluke Network's AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester is one such solution that is of immense value to enterprises," said Khalid Laban, CEO, Oxygen.
"Wi-Fi is a critical service for DWTC's tradeshows, events and exhibitions, as DWTC offers a complete set of services so customers can stay connected, access content or pull data for demonstrations. As, DWTC were upgrading their wireless network from the 2.4GHz band into a dedicated 5GHz band, it was more important to combat the rogue APs issue and alleviate interference from other sources, like Bluetooth. AirCheck has assisted DWTC to detect rogue APs and competing devices on the same channel or band, to avoid impact on their wireless networks".
"Delivering a wireless network that meets all expectations of our users is a challenge from an IT perspective," said Farid Farouq, VP of IT, Dubai World Trade Centre. "At the Dubai World Trade Centre we have leading companies from more than 160 countries attending high-profile events at our venue and we need our network to perform at a consistently high level."
"The dedicated handheld tester allows DWTC engineers to quickly determine if a device is authorised or rogue, and its intuitive design made it simple to use and learn," said Weerner Heeren, regional sales director, Fluke Networks. "The AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester also has a variety of additional features including a one-button auto-test for pass-fail identification of the wireless environment, and delivers an instant view into test results around network availability, connectivity, utilisation, security settings, rogues and interference".