ComGuard partner AirTight gets Gartner positive

Jayadevan K, Senior Vice President, Value Business, ComGuard

 ComGuard, a value added distributor for IT security solutions in the Middle East region announced that Gartner has rated AirTight as strong positive in its 2011 Marketscope Report for Wireless LAN Intrusion Prevention Systems. A strong positive is the highest possible rating in a Gartner Marketscope.


Jayadevan K, Senior Vice President,  Value Business at ComGuard, said, “We, at ComGuard, are committed to bringing the best of breed technologies to the region and AirTight Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems is one such solution which is of immense value to enterprises.”


The MarketScope report notes that, payment Card Industry requirements as well as a rush of consumer devices into the workplace put a premium on new detection capabilities and increased levels of integration with network infrastructure. Wi-Fi support is a standard extension of corporate networks, and enterprises must ensure that vulnerability management and intrusion prevention processes need to be extended to cover wireless and wired networks.


“AirTight’s continued explosive growth, even during the recent two years of economic downturn, underscores the marketplace recognition of the need for robust wireless threat protection and its trust in AirTight’s solutions,” said David King, Chairman and CEO of AirTight.


The Gartner report also concludes that, just like wired networks, wireless networks need to be monitored to both proactively detect vulnerabilities to accelerate mitigation and to quickly detect security incidents to support rapid incident response. Also, while the basic WiFi technology is mature, what Gartner calls the consumerisation of IT is driving demand for increased use of employee owned devices with wireless access, such as iPhones and iPads.


ComGuard FZ, LLC was established in 2002 at Dubai Internet City in the United Arab Emirates. The company was taken over by Spectrum FZ in 2007 and is the exclusive distributor for ECC in Middle East and Levant Region. AirTight Networks is a global vendor in wireless security and compliance solutions. AirTight’s patented technology protects enterprises from the growing problem of Wi-Fi security threats, while allowing organisations to better manage their WLAN environment.

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