Sunday, April 20, 2008

Aruba Announces Wireless Intrusion Prevention System

Aruba Networks announced a new version of its "RFprotect" Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) software that allows users to define their own attack-detection signatures and defend against previously unknown, undisclosed, or unpatched vulnerabilities (zero-day attacks). In addition, Aruba customers will be able to make their user-defined signatures available to others by contributing them to the Wireless Vulnerabilities and Exploits (WVE) database.

Originally acquired from Network Chemistry in 2007, RFprotect software automatically detects network vulnerabilities and contains unauthorized clients and adhocs even as they roam. Featuring customizable security policies, RFprotect software delivers organization-specific security policy enforcement, reduces false positives, and generates reports to meet compliance requirements. The new RFprotect software has been integrated into Aruba's secure mobility solutions to enhance Layer 1-2 security capabilities.

Aruba also announced its new Mobile Remote Access Point (RAP) software targeted at organizations with highly mobile workers, temporary secure access needs, first responder or disaster recovery requirements, or tactical applications in which a WAN is not otherwise available. When loaded into a standard Aruba AP-70 Access Point, the Mobile RAP software delivers follow-me connectivity to mobile users everywhere they roam.

In addition, Aruba announced a new line of 802.11a/b/g access points that can be upgraded over-the-network to enable 802.11n dual-radio operation. The new access points allow enterprises, schools, universities, hospitals, and other institutions to prepare today for a future migration to 802.11n without incurring the cost of an immediate upgrade.