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AirDefense Receives Allowance of 6th Patent for Wireless Intrusion Prevention

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

AirDefense is the Only Company to Own Comprehensive Intellectual Property for Wireless LAN Intrusion Prevention and Wireless Troubleshooting

Atlanta, GA -- AirDefense, the innovator that launched the wireless LAN security market, today announced that it has received a notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the company’s sixth patent. With five granted/allowed patents, a sixth patent allowed and twenty-one patents pending, AirDefense owns dominant patents in the area of wireless intrusion prevention and wireless troubleshooting.

AirDefense’s sixth patent titled "Systems and methods for automated network policy exception detection and correction," covers the automated detection of one or more wireless network policy violations and enforcement of such policies. This patent bolsters AirDefense in areas such as wireless policy monitoring, reporting and compliance, such as PCI Compliance in the retail industry.

"AirDefense continues to be the thought leader in the wireless LAN intrusion prevention industry," said Dr. Amit Sinha, chief technology officer, AirDefense. "AirDefense’s patents are broad and recite claims for systems and methods necessary in a comprehensive wireless intrusion prevention solution such as AirDefense Enterprise."

AirDefense has an additional twenty-one patents pending at the USPTO. These patents extend AirDefense’s intellectual property into broader areas such as security for emerging wireless networks, interference classification, remote performance troubleshooting, bandwidth optimization, forensic analysis, endpoint wireless security, legacy encryption protection and alarm management.

About AirDefense

AirDefense is the market leader in anywhere, anytime wireless security. The company is trusted by more Fortune 500 companies, healthcare organizations and high-security government agencies for enterprise wireless protection than any other company. AirDefense products provide the most advanced solutions for rogue wireless detection, policy enforcement and intrusion prevention, both inside and outside an organization’s physical locations and wired networks. Common Criteria-certified, AirDefense enterprise-class products scale to support single offices as well as organizations with hundreds of locations around the globe. Founded in 2001, AirDefense is based in Atlanta, GA, and serves 700 government agencies and blue chip corporations. For more information, please visit or call 770.663.8115.

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