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 Businessat 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 Directorat 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.