Comguard introduces Simplified WLAN Management from AirTight in the region

Comguard Launches AirTight Software Configurable Enterprise Class Wi-Fi with Dedicated WIPS in the Middle East region

Online PR News – 22-October-2012 – Dubai – Comguard Launches AirTight Software Configurable Enterprise Class Wi-Fi with Dedicated WIPS in the Middle East region

Comguard, a Dubai based leading value added distributors is the part of Spectrum group and the authorized distributors for AirTight Networks in the Middle East and North Africa region, today introduced a fully user configurable HTML5 UI as part of its AirTight Wi-FiTM access solution, which gives network administrators a canvas to create the optimal WLAN management console for their individual business requirements.

Gartner has recently rated AirTight "Strong Positive" in its August 2, 2012 Marketscope for Wireless LAN Intrusion Prevention Systems. A "Strong Positive" is the highest rating possible in a Gartner Marketscope. Vendors were evaluated on five criteria - customer experience, offering (product) strategy, overall viability (business unit, financial strategy, organization), marketing execution, product/service.

Jayadevan K, Senior Vice President, Value Business at Comguard said, "We are glad to launch a simplified WLAN Management powered by new UI from AirTight which has received the highest rating of ‘Strong Positive’ by Gartner. The new solution will allow enterprises in the region to customize their dashboards, create location-based management and custom reporting with just a few clicks of a mouse from anywhere on the globe. These diagnostic tools large organizations to improve IT efficiency and shorten resolution time for WLAN performance issues."

AirTight has brought its unique hierarchical location-based administration and centralized management capabilities into the new UI and added fully customizable dashboards which allow users to define exactly what information they want to see. The UI also encompasses a palette of widgets which provide a wide variety of statistics to drill down quickly and easily for information on an AP, a client or the entire network.

The centralized management and template-based configuration model from AirTight expedites the deployment and ensures consistency across all locations in the enterprise, allowing new locations to be operational in minutes without having sending IT resources to remote sites.

"Until now, wireless LAN administration has required highly-skilled IT staff, often needing extensive training and certification by WLAN vendors to use their products. AirTight's HTML5 UI revolutionizes that by bringing flexibility and simplicity to wireless LAN administration, so the WLAN works for you instead of you working for it," said Johan van der Welle, Managing Director at AirTight Networks.

“AirTight Wi-Fi can be managed across any geographically distributed enterprise, such as retail, hospitality, financial services or educational organizations, and is infinitely scalable. The new configurable UI makes management of a large WI-FI network a simple process, even as new installations are added or maintenance personnel change,” continued Johan.

"AirTight pioneered wireless intrusion prevention and PCI compliance scanning in the cloud. By providing both APs and full WIPS security concurrently as well as the new UI, once again, AirTight provides customers with the flexibility they want and the security they need." said David King, Chairman and CEO of AirTight. "Today's launches are a natural progression of our leadership and innovation in the wireless space."

Comguard will make available the new AirTight solution across the Middle East region, including UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Kuwait among others.

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About Comguard
Comguard FZ LLC is one of the leading Value added Distributor in the IT security space and has a reach across the Middle East and North Africa region. The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Comguard is a part of Spectrum Group which is engaged in IT networking and security training, and consultancy. Hence, the biggest strength for Comguard is the skill sets which has made it one of the fastest growing Value added Distributor in the region and have been recognized by several awards from vendors and industry platforms like Top 5 Value added Distributor by Reseller Middle East magazine and the Choice of Channel Award from VAR MEA magazine. For more information see

About AirTight Networks
AirTight Networks is the global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions. AirTight's patented technology protects enterprises from the growing problem of Wi-Fi security threats, while allowing organizations to better manage their WLAN environment and comply with emerging wireless compliance standards (i.e. PCI). The Company's award-winning SpectraGuard wireless intrusion prevention solution (WIPS) family provides enterprise security and compliance professionals with unparalleled capabilities to accurately detect, classify, block and locate all Wi-Fi security threats, while helping network operations staff to quickly monitor and troubleshoot WLAN performance issues. AirTight's pioneering Cloud Services family of cloud-hosted subscription services delivers the world's first and only "No Capex" multitenant WIPS, PCI wireless compliance and controller-less WLAN access solutions all in a single device.

AirTight's award-winning solutions are used by customers globally in the government, financial, retail, hospitality, telecom, technology, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and education sectors AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 23 U.S. and international patents granted to date (UK, Australia Japan) and more than 20 additional patents pending. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA.