AirDefense Receives Allowance of Patent for Wireless Intrusion Prevention

ATLANTA -- 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.