AirDefense enterprise appliance for Brocade Mobility solutions provides the industry's powerful wireless intrusion prevention system. Scaling to meet the needs of the global organizations, this appliance provides complete protection against wireless threats, policy compliance monitoring, robust performance monitoring and troubleshooting, and location tracking capabilities.
The AirDefense platform combines collaborative intelligence with secure sensors that work in tandem with purpose-built server appliances to monitor all 802.11 (a/b/g) wireless traffic in real time for the high levels of security, rogue mitigation, and policy enforcement.
Comprehensive intrusion detection
AirDefense enterprise appliance provides the industry's comprehensive detection of wireless intrusion attempts. By analyzing existing and day-zero threats in real time against historical data, it can accurately detect all wireless attacks and anomalous behavior. With context-aware detection, correlation, and multidimensional detection engines. Moreover, this wireless protection platform offers the industry's extensive event library, with more than 200 security and performance events.
AirDefense enterprise appliance responds automatically to wireless threats by stopping the suspect device before it can damage the network. By responding on both wireless and wired networks, this appliance provides the industry's secure wireless intrusion prevention solution. To help ensure that only the correct intruders and rogue devices are disconnected, the appliance performs highly targeted terminations. It also maintains a record of termination actions to enable a reliable audit trail.
Eliminate rogue devices from connecting to the network
Rogue devices are a serious threat to enterprise security, and a single rogue access point can allow an attacker to gain full access to the internal network. To prevent this from happening, AirDefense enterprise appliance can identify any rogue devices and disable them automatically. This advanced level of accuracy is essential, because less-sophisticated wireless IPS systems can easily disable a neighboring access point by mistake-exposing organizations to unwanted liability.
Comply with enterprise and regulatory policies
Using AirDefense enterprise appliance, organizations can define, monitor, and enforce WLAN policies in the areas of security, performance, usage, and vendor types. In addition, it can minimize vulnerability by ensuring that wireless devices are using the proper security protocols. This flexible platform includes a variety of regulatory compliance reports for retail establishments, healthcare organizations, financial service providers, and government agencies.
Investigate incidents with forensic data
AirDefense enterprise appliance provides forensic data that helps organizations retrace any device's steps down to the minute. Moreover, cases that normally would have required administrators to physically visit sites can now be investigated remotely. By storing more than 325 data points per wireless device, per connection, per minute, AirDefense enterprise appliance enables organizations to view months of historical data on any wireless device that was discovered to be suspicious.
Troubleshoot network performance
With a real-time view of all WLAN traffic, AirDefense enterprise appliance enables organizations to remotely troubleshoot problems, identify and respond to network misconfiguration, and monitor network availability. In addition, the appliances can help measure network usage and performance by determining over-utilized access points and channels, pinpointing network congestion, and analyzing utilization and congestion trends.
Powerful location tracking technology enables organizations to minimize the amount of time required to find specific devices. After importing images of a floor plan and specifying the characteristics of the building, organizations can consistently locate devices within four cubicles.