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AirMagnet Enterprise

The most comprehensive 24x7 wireless intrusion detection system (WIDS) / wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) WiFi Network and Cellular security solution.

AirMagnet Enterprise is a full-time wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS), wireless intrusion detection system (WIDS) and wireless network (WLAN) security monitoring system that provides dedicated monitoring of the airspace to enable the security, performance and compliance of WLANs. AirMagnet Enterprise is used by organizations for the most complete WIPS and WIDS, remote network troubleshooting, enforcing no-wireless zones, and proving compliance.

  • Dedicated wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) and wireless intrusion detection system (WIDS) with integrated spectrum and 802.11ac analysis for complete WLAN security and visibility
  • SmartEdge, Series 4 Sensors Tri-Radio, 802.11n 2x2 and 3x3 MIMO plus dedicated Cellular Spectrum radio
  • Dynamic Threat Update technology for immediate wireless intrusion prevention of new threats
  • Automated PCI 3 and regulatory compliance reporting
  • Automated Health Check pinpoints and diagnoses problems impacting WiFI connectivity, performance, and WLAN network security
  • Forensic analysis and event triangulation for rapid response
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Overview

AirMagnet Enterprise – Complete Cellular and Wireless Network Security

AirMagnet Enterprise protects against every wireless network (WLAN) security threat by combining the industry’s most thorough wireless intrusion detection system (WIDS) and wireless network security monitoring with leading research, analysis and security threat remediation.

Full Network Visibility

AirMagnet Enterprise scans all possible 802.11 wireless channels (including the 200 extended channels), and cellular spectrum channels ensuring there are no blind spots where rogue or interfering devices may be hiding.

AirMagnet Enterprise goes beyond WiFi network analysis with optional WiFi and cellular spectrum analysis that detects and classifies RF jamming attacks, Bluetooth devices and many other non-802.11 transmitter types, such as unapproved wireless cameras and cell phones.

Industry Leading Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) and Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS)

The AirMagnet Intrusion Research Team constantly investigates the latest hacking techniques, trends and potential wireless network security vulnerabilities to keep organizations ahead of evolving wireless network security threats.

Dynamic Threat Update technology speeds the creation, automation and immediate deployment of new security threat signatures.

As soon as any new wireless network security threat definition is ready, it can be deployed with no impact to system operation, providing a unique framework for maintaining the most up-to-date wireless network security posture for the organizations.

Provides significant security protection over existing AP infrastructure

Security is not the APs primary focus, thus APs typically miss many security threats. AirMagnet Enterprise dedicated WIDS/WIPS solution provides peace of mind and assurance that your critical wireless network is protected full time, not part of the time like with APs.

  • Part time scanning by built-in security solutions miss attacks
  • AP is likely too slow and resource constrained to do the job right
  • AP's Integrated WIPS cover far fewer threats (usually <20% of threats) and require slow firmware upgrade to respond to new threats
  • AP hardware can be limited by regulatory and configuration issues (cannot scan 200+ 5 GHz extended channels)
  • If the AP is attacked, who monitors then?
Find Outages and Emerging Problems Before Users are Affected

AirMagnet Enterprise Automated Health Check (AHC) technology actively tests and verifies complete wireless LAN connectivity from the wireless link all the way through to application servers or the Internet, automatically detecting critical outages or network degradation while pinpointing the exact source of trouble. Sensors running AHC tests provide a true client perspective to:

  • Fully authenticate to the network and proactively probe for problem related to WLAN security issues or other network resources.
  • Provides network staff with immediate and specific information on the root cause, so they can respond often before users are impacted.
  • Perform Captive Portal to verify guess wireless network
 

Features

BYOD Classification

The industry’s first over-the-air smart device detection and classification provides unprecedented level of visibility and gives IT professionals the ability to optimize the wireless networks for BYOD. This information enables an engineer to quickly troubleshoot and remediate any wireless network security or performance issues caused by these devices.

Software Sensor Agent (SSA)

The industry’s first software-based sensor which runs on Windows PCs delivers basic wireless network security monitoring at a very low cost structure and enables true client based performance measurement. This new flexibility to combine SSA-based sensors with hardware sensors allows users to build the wireless network security monitoring solution which is best optimized for their requirements and budget.

Automated Health Check (AHC)

Automated Health Check provides the fastest and most accurate way to detect and pinpoint the cause of problems which impact the productivity of WLAN users. Software or hardware sensors actively probe the wireless network from the wireless user’s perspective, to verify connectivity across the wireless link to critical network resources. AHC reduces the costs associated with user productivity loss and troubleshooting process caused by complex wireless problems. Supports Captive Portal verification to ensure performance and security of Guest network.

24x7 Cellular Spectrum Security

Activity by cellular devices like cell phones and jammers is tracked and reported. Cellular security events such as Mobile cellular events, Cellular interference events, and Base station cellular events are monitored and reported on. Associate carrier information with cellular event. Triangulate and locate non-compliant cellular event on floor plan for quick remediation.

24x7 Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention

AirMagnet Enterprise scans all possible 802.11 wireless network channels (including the 200 extended channels), ensuring there are no blind spots where rogue devices may be hiding. AirMagnet Enterprise goes beyond Wi-Fi analysis with optional spectrum analysis that detects and classifies RF jamming attacks, Bluetooth devices and many other non-802.11 transmitter types, such as unapproved wireless cameras.

The AirWISE engine constantly analyzes all wireless devices and traffic using a combination of frame inspection, stateful pattern analysis, statistical modeling, RF analysis and anomaly detection, enabling detection of hundreds of specific threats, attacks and vulnerabilities such as rogue devices, spoofed devices, DoS attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, evil twins, as well as the most recent hacking tools and techniques such as MDK3, Karmetasploit and 802.11n DoS attacks.

Dynamic Threat Protection Technology

Dynamic Threat Update technology speeds the creation, automation and immediate deployment of new security threat signatures through the AirMagnet AirWISE® engine. As soon as any new threat definition is ready, it can be deployed with no impact to system operation, providing a unique framework for maintaining the most up-to-date wireless network security posture for the enterprise. DTU signatures are separate from the firmware image to allow quick response to new threats. DTU signature updates are seamless with no downtime to ensure you are protected against latest security threats.

Threat Tracing, Blocking & Mapping

Threat Tracing, Blocking & Mapping All devices are traced using a suite of wired and wireless tracing methods to quickly and reliably determine if a device is connected to the wired network. The system uses a newly enhanced set of sophisticated techniques, including use of SNMP, automated switch discovery, and hardware and traffic analysis, to ensure accurate, fast tracing in any network topology.

Threats can be manually or automatically remediated with a combination of both wired and wireless security threat suppression. Wireless blocking targets a threat at the source and specifically blocks the targeted wireless device from making any wireless connections. Wired blocking automatically closes the wired switch port where a threat has been traced.

All security threats and devices can be located on a map or floorplan and set to trigger rogue alarms based on the device’s location.

Massive Scalability & System Resiliency

AirMagnet Enterprise offers the only WIPS and WIDS solution in the industry to meet the established standards of a mission critical security application. It is the only WIPS and WIDS solution to build fault-tolerance into each component, with fail-over boot images in every sensor and automatic server fail-over licenses that come standard with the system. Additionally, AirMagnet Enterprise sensors can operate as fully independent WIDS/WIPS nodes detecting and remediating threats without losing information, even if the network connection to the server is lost for days.

With intelligent sensors that locally analyze Wi-Fi and RF conditions, more than 1,000 sensors can be supported through single centralized server in the data center, requiring minimal network bandwidth.

Processing at the sensor level means that each sensor continues to enforce the security policy even if connection to the server is lost for more than 24 hours. Hot standby server software (included) enables fully redundant data center operations for maximum wireless security protection.

Event Forensics

AirMagnet Enterprise can capture a complete packet or RF forensic record of any network event, allowing appropriate staff to investigate the issue in depth, at any time. By leveraging its unique intelligent sensors, AirMagnet Enterprise provides the only WIPS and WIDS solution in the industry to automatically capture forensic information from before, during and after the event.

Performance Monitoring and Remote Troubleshooting

In addition to rich WIPS and WIDS features, AirMagnet Enterprise constantly monitors the health of the wireless LAN and RF environment to proactively detect evolving problems that can lead to an interruption to the network. The wireless network security system detects these issues, gives engineers topical remediation advise and includes active remote tools to troubleshoot the issue. This allows staff to avoid network downtime and vastly reduce the time-to-fix for any outage, leading to more uptime, improved user satisfaction and a higher performing network.

Integrated 802.11n and Spectrum Intelligence

The AirMagnet Enterprise system can monitor the RF Spectrum and 802.11n traffic. AirMagnet Enterprise performs a complete interference analysis of the air. This includes co-channel interference from Wi-Fi devices, as well as optional spectrum analysis of non-Wi-Fi devices, such as microwave ovens, cordless phones or legacy wireless equipment.

AirMagnet Enterprise goes beyond simple 802.11n support to provide managers with hands-on 802.11n optimization tools and intelligence focused on real-world performance and network throughput. Tools include live diagnostics of any 802.11n connection that automatically highlights and explains how performance can be improved.

Automated Business and Regulatory Compliance Reporting

AirMagnet Enterprise provides automated compliance reporting for all major network regulations including PCI, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, GLBA and more. Reports provide instant visibility into issues that may need to be addressed for compliance and exactly what needs to be fixed. Reports can be scheduled to run and delivered automatically, ensuring a complete library of regulatory reports in the case of an audit.

802.11ac Detection, Rogue Device Blocking, and Location

AirMagnet Enterprise v10.9 provides 802.11ac analysis capabilities utilizing existing SmartEdge Series4 sensors to provide:

  • Detection and location of 802.11ac Access Points (AP) and Stations (STA)
  • Blocking of rogue 802.11ac devices
  • Wireless and wire-side tracing of 802.11ac rogue devices
  • User Wi-Fi Remote UI to view 802.11ac frames.
  • When using the Decodes feature of the Remote Wi-Fi Analyzer, provides frame-level visibility into
    - AP: Beacon, Probe Response, STA Probe Request, Policy Management of 802.11ac – create policies around 802.11ac management
  • View 802.11ac devices in AME Reports
  • Remote Spectrum Analyzer support for all 802.11ac channels
 

Models & Accessories

 
Models
Model Number/Name Description
AM/A5505
Enterprise console and server software, unlimited sensors
AM/A5505 Gold Support:
GLD-S55051 year of Gold Support for AirMagnet Server License - AM/A5505
GLD-S5505-3Y-G3 years of Gold Support for AirMagnet Server License - AM/A5505
AM/A5115
Enterprise server license for 802.11n features, unlimited sensors
AM/A5115 Gold Support:
GLD-S51151 year of Gold Support for AirMagnet Service License - AM/A5115
GLD-S5115-3Y-G3 years of Gold Support for AirMagnet Service License - AM/A5115
AM/A5106
Enterprise server license for spectrum analysis features, unlimited sensors
AM/A5106 Gold Support:
GLD-S51061 year of Gold Support for AirMagnet Server License for Spectrum Sensors - AM/A5106
GLD-S5106-3Y-G3 years of Gold Support for AirMagnet Server License for Spectrum Sensors - AM/A5106
AM/A5311G
AirMagnet Enterprise Server License for Software Sensor Agent (100)
AM/A5311G Gold Support:
GLD-S5311G1 year of Gold Support for AirMagnet Enterprise Server License for SSA - AM/A5311G
GLD3-S5311-G3 years of Gold Support for AirMagnet Enterprise Server License for SSA - AM/A5311G
AM/A5630G
AirMagnet Enterprise Server License for AHC
AM/A5630G Gold Support:
GLD-S5630G1 year of Gold Support for AirMagnet Enterprise Server License for AHC - AM/A5630G
GLD3-S5630-G3 years of Gold Support for AirMagnet Enterprise Server License for AHC - AM/A5630G
SENSOR4-R1S0-I
AirMagnet Sensor, 4th Gen, 1 X 11n Radio, Internal Ant.
SENSOR4-R1S0-I Gold Support:
GLD-SS4-R1S0I1 year of Gold Support for AirMagnet SENSOR4 1X11N/INT ANT - SENSOR4-R1S0-I
GLD-SS4-R1S0I-3Y-G3 years of Gold Support for AirMagnet SENSOR4 1X11N/INT ANT - SENSOR4-R1S0-I
SENSOR4-R1S1-I
AirMagnet Spectrum Sensor, 4th Gen, 1 X 11n Radio, Internal Ant.
SENSOR4-R1S1-I Gold Support:
GLD-SS4-R1S1I1 year of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 SPEC/1X11N/INT ANT - SENSOR4-R1S1-I
GLD-SS4-R1S1I-3Y-G3 years of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 SPEC/1X11N/INT ANT - SENSOR4-R1S1-I
SENSOR4-R2S0-I
AirMagnet Sensor, 4th Gen, 2 X 11n Radio, Internal Ant.
SENSOR4-R2S0-I Gold Support:
GLD-SS4-R2S0I1 year of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 2X11N/INT ANT - SENSOR4-R2S0-I
GLD-SS4-R2S0I-3Y-G3 years of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 2X11N/INT ANT - SENSOR4-R2S0-I
SENSOR4-R2S1-I
AirMagnet Spectrum, 4th Gen, 2 X 11n Radio, Internal Ant.
SENSOR4-R2S1-I Gold Support:
GLD-SS4-R2S1I1 year of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 SPEC/2X11N/INT ANT - SENSOR4-R2S1-I
GLD-SS4-R2S1I-3Y-G3 years of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 SPEC/2X11N/INT ANT - SENSOR4-R2S1-I
SENSOR4-R1S0-E
AirMagnet Sensor, 4th Gen, 1 X 11n Radio, External Ant.
SENSOR4-R1S0-E Gold Support:
GLD-SS4-R1S0E1 year of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 1X11N/EXT ANT - SENSOR4-R1S0-E
GLD-SS4-R1S0E-3Y-G3 years of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 1X11N/EXT ANT - SENSOR4-R1S0-E
SENSOR4-R1S1-E
AirMagnet Spectrum, 4th Gen, 1 X 11n Radio, External Ant.
SENSOR4-R1S1-E Gold Support:
GLD-SS4-R1S1E1 year of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 SPEC/1X11N/EXT ANT - SENSOR4-R1S1-E
GLD-SS4-R1S1E-3Y-G3 years of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 SPEC/1X11N/EXT ANT - SENSOR4-R1S1-E
SENSOR4-R2S0-E
AirMagnet Sensor, 4th Gen, 2 X 11n Radio, External Ant.
SENSOR4-R2S0-E Gold Support:
GLD-SS4-R2S0E1 year of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 2X11N/EXT ANT - SENSOR4-R2S0-E
GLD-SS4-R2S0E-3Y-G3 years of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 2X11N/EXT ANT - SENSOR4-R2S0-E
SENSOR4-R2S1-E
AirMagnet Spectrum, 4th Gen, 2 X 11n Radio, External Ant.
SENSOR4-R2S1-E Gold Support:
GLD-SS4-R2S1E1 year of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 SPEC/2X11N/EXT ANT - SENSOR4-R2S1-E
GLD-SS4-R2S1E-3Y-G3 years of Gold Support for AirMagnet Sensor4 SPEC/2X11N/EXT ANT - SENSOR4-R2S1-E
SENSOR4-R1S1W1-E

AirMagnet Sensor, cellular spectrum, 4th Gen, 1 X 11n Radio, External Ant

SENSOR4-R1S1W1-E Gold Support:
GLD-SS4-R1S1W1-E-G1 yr Maint AM Sensor4 Spec/1x11n/1xw/Ext Ant
GLD3-SS4-R1S1W1E3Y3 yr Maint AM Sensor4 Spec/1x11n/1x1w/Ext Ant
 
Accessories
Model Number/Name Description
AM/A5032
Power Injector for AirMagnet Sensors
CABLEKIT-SENSOR4
Console Cable Kit for Sensor 4 Series
 

Documents

Brochures

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Wireless Solutions Brochure
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Data Sheets

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AirMagnet Enterprise Datasheet
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AirMagnet Enterprise Sensors Datasheet
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White Papers

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Best Practices for Securing Your Wireless LAN
Best Practices for Securing Your Wireless LAN
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Bringing BYODs into the fold
Employees want to bring their own Wi-Fi enabled smart devices into the workplace, and businesses have much to gain by embracing the BYOD trend. In this paper, we show how factoring smart devices – including BYODs – into the full WLAN lifecycle can fill th
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BYOD Without Tears
The Impact and challenge for Network Engineers
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Closing Wireless Loopholes for PCI Compliance and Security
This paper discussed the many PCI wireless requirements and how AirMagnet Enterprise addresses them.
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Implementing 802.11ac – Revolution Or Evolution?
As you develop your wireless network to handle increasing user demands, have you considered the new 802.11ac standard? It’s due to be ratified early 2014, and products supporting it are already available.
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VOIP And The Move Towards Unified Communications
This White Paper looks at the move to VoIP and unified communications and how to address the resulting performance issues in wired and wireless networks for an increasingly mobile workforce, as well as the potential benefits of the 802.11ac standard.
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Case Studies

Memorial Hermann AirMagnet Enterprise Case Study

Leading Healthcare Provider, Memorial Hermann Health System, Remotely Diagnoses and Troubleshoots Wireless Network Problems With AirMagnet Enterprise

Challenge:
 
Memorial Hermann Health System is the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas, with 12 hospitals — including one of the nation’s busiest Level 1 trauma centers — and 200 doctors’ offices, clinics, and professional buildings spread across the greater Houston metroplex. Both patient care and record keeping are highly dependent on having reliable and secure wireless network access. With facilities that can be 50-75 miles apart and a team of just 3 engineers, Memorial Hermann Health System needed a solution for remotely diagnosing and troubleshooting wireless network problems that would reduce the need for travel and shorten the time from problem identification to resolution.

Results:
NETSCOUT’ AirMagnet Enterprise allowed Memorial Hermann Health System network engineers to reduce their travel time between facilities by 70 percent, and overall troubleshooting time is down by 50 percent. Memorial Hermann Health System now has deeper insight into the devices that are on its wireless network, with proactive alerts for suspect or rogue devices.

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Department Store Case Study

Major Department Store Chain Uses AirMagnet Enterprise to Find Wi-Fi Threats “Hiding in Plain Sight”

Challenge:
This major department store chain was fearless with its use of wireless for business critical operations like credit card processing and managing inventory at distribution centers. Leadership was confident that their wireless intrusion detection and protection system (WIDS/WIPS) was protecting data shared across the 34 Wi-Fi channels available for use in the U.S., until they realized they lacked visibility into 180 additional unused channels on the network. This meant that unauthorized devices, whether malicious or not, could be hiding, undetected, on these additional channels, and could pose serious security risks to the organization and its customers.

Results:
The department store selected NETSCOUT'S AirMagnet Enterprise for its unique ability to simultaneously monitor all activity and devices on all 214 Wi-Fi channels. This means that even channels that are not actively being used by the organization (outside of the 34 acceptable channels) can be monitored for rogue activity, and the IT team can be in a position to immediately take action to remove or reassign a device that could pose a threat. The company can also proactively troubleshoot performance problems, guarantee point-of-sale wireless transactions, meet PCI compliance guidelines to protect customers and the brand's equity, and reduce mean time to repair through the AirMagnet Enterprise's remote troubleshooting features.

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Nipissing University Case Study

Case Study: Nipissing University Ensures Wireless and Smart Device Connectivity and Security for Students and Faculty with NETSCOUT’ AirMagnet Enterprise

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Challenge:
Nipissing University's wireless network spans three campus locations and supports more than 4,500 students and more than 300 faculty and staff. It gives end-users Wi-Fi access to critical applications such as email, Internet and online curriculum materials in the classrooms and residence halls. As wireless expectations have grown and the network has been flooded with new smart devices and other wireless technology, the university's IT department has struggled to keep pace. The team constantly faces challenges around unpredictable access point traffic, rogue devices, interference, competing channel usage, the threat of malicious attacks, and even PCI compliance.

Results:
Nipissing University selected NETSCOUT'S AirMagnet Enterprise to help manage and optimize wireless network performance and proactively protect against possible security vulnerabilities. The system allows the IT department to monitor performance in real-time to identify possible bottlenecks, ensure smart device connectivity, easily troubleshoot interference issues (including channel usage from other Wi-Fi networks), meet PCI compliance guidelines, quickly track rogue devices, and protect the network against possible attacks or misuse in the future.

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BlueSafe Case Study

BlueSafe Uses NETSCOUT’ AirMagnet Solutions to Help Organizations Throughout France Deploy High-Performance Wireless Networks

Challenge:
BlueSafe is one of the premier Wi-Fi system integrators in France. They help organizations achieve unified mobility by planning, deploying and managing wireless networks that meet business requirements for connectivity, application performance and security. As Wi-Fi networks continue to evolve and expand, and as a new generation of mobile devices hit the workplace, businesses are presented with a variety of new performance and security challenges. BlueSafe is responsible for helping these organizations address those challenges. To do this successfully, the company not only requires a set of solutions for accurately planning and deploying wireless networks, but that also enables the team to quickly troubleshoot, secure and monitor the wireless network.

Results:
BlueSafe selected NETSCOUT’ AirMagnet Survey and Planner, AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer, and AirMagnet Enterprise. These solutions give BlueSafe, and their customers, the ability to deploy high-performance wireless networks, and to secure and manage these networks once in service.

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Jordan School District

Jordan School District, located in West Jordan, Utah, serves more than 50,000 students across 33 elementary schools, nine middle schools, eight high and technical schools and three specialty schools. The district employs more than 4,500 faculty and staff across its 55 locations.

Challenges
With more than 55 locations, 1,300 access points (APs) and 25,000 networked devices, the district’s wireless network supports more than 50,000 students and faculty and is essential to the day-to-day operations of the district and individual schools.

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SmartEdge Sensor Series 4

Purpose built with the latest 802.11n technology and unique tri-radio design, the AirMagnet Enterprise Smart Edge Sensor, Series 4 delivers the most comprehensive dedicated Wi-Fi and RF monitoring WIPS solution.

 

  • Versatile tri-radio design supporting two 802.11n 3x3 MIMO Wi-Fi radios plus dedicated spectrum analysis radio, so a single device can simultaneously run dedicated WIPS, active performance tests and full RF spectrum analysis, minimizing monitoring system costs and complexity
  • Simple deployment, even to critical areas where Ethernet cabling may be too expensive or impossible to run, using wireless connection mode to any Wi-Fi infrastructure, allowing immediate deployment to trouble spots for quicker problem resolution
  • Strongest protection against rogue devices and dangerous attacks by 100% continuous scanning of every possible Wi-Fi channel, eliminating serious risks associated with AP-based systems that spend only a tiny fraction of the time scanning for security problems
  • Easy installation with no tools (in most cases) with the built-in mounting clamps
  • Quickest determination if performance issues are related to the wireless network or problems elsewhere in the mobile application infrastructure, by pinpointing the root cause with Automated Health Check, which tests the wireless connection from the AP to the cloud
  • Available in the following certified countries: U.S., Canada, all EU countries, Norway, Switzerland, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.

 

 



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System Requirements

AirMagnet Enterprise HARDWARE / VM SPECIFICATIONS

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Deployments over 100 sensors require that the AirMagnet Enterprise server software and database be installed on separate physical machines
  • Drive partition for AirMagnet Enterprise server must have at least 50 GB free disk space
AirMagnet Enterprise STANDALONE HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

Recommended Hardware (Small Deployment- Support 1 to 100 Sensors)

AirMagnet Enterprise Primary / Failover Server AirMagnet Enterprise Database Server *
(1) Intel® E5-2640 v3, 2.6 GHz, 8 core, 16 threads (1) Intel® E5-2640 v3, 2.6 GHz, 8 core, 16 threads
16GB Memory RDIMM 16GB Memory RDIMM
200GB 10K Near Line SAS (2) 200GB 10K Near Line SAS (Raid 1 or 10)
Microsoft® Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 or PostgreSQL version 9.1.x **
1Gbps or faster Ethernet connection 1Gbps or faster Ethernet connection

Notes:

* Presumes DB Server is dedicated to AirMagnet Enterprise Services only

** AirMagnet Enterprise DB Instance can reside in user’s existing MS-SQL or PostgreSQL farm

Recommended Hardware (Medium Deployment - Support 101 to 500 Sensors)

AirMagnet Enterprise Primary / Failover Server AirMagnet Enterprise Database Server *
(2) Intel® E5-2698 v3, 2.3 GHz, 16 core, 32 threads (2) Intel® E5-2698 v3, 2.3 GHz, 16 core, 32 threads
32GB Memory RDIMM 16GB Memory RDIMM
300GB 15K RPM SAS (2) 300GB 15K RPM SAS (Raid 1 or 10)
Microsoft® Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 or PostgreSQL version 9.1.x **
1Gbps or faster Ethernet connection 1Gbps or faster Ethernet connection

Notes:

* Presumes DB Server is dedicated to AirMagnet Enterprise Services only

** AirMagnet Enterprise DB Instance can reside in user’s existing MS-SQL or PostgreSQL farm

Recommended Hardware (Large Deployment - Support 501 to 1000 Sensors)

AirMagnet Enterprise Primary / Failover Server AirMagnet Enterprise Database Server *
(2) Intel® E5-2699 v3, 2.3 GHz, 18 core, 36 threads (2) Intel® E5-2699 v3, 2.3 GHz, 18 core, 36 threads
64GB Memory, RDIMM 32GB Memory, RDIMM
500GB 15K RPM SAS (2) 500GB 15K RPM SAS (Raid 1 or 10)
Microsoft® Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 or PostgreSQL version 9.1.x **
1Gbps or faster Ethernet connection 1Gbps or faster Ethernet connection

Notes:

* Presumes DB Server is dedicated to AirMagnet Enterprise Services only

** AirMagnet Enterprise DB Instance can reside in user’s existing MS-SQL or PostgreSQL farm

AirMagnet Enterprise VIRTUAL MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS

Recommended Configuration

RECOMMENDED AIRMAGNET ENTERPRISE VIRTUAL MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS
Deployment vCPUs (Intel 2.3GHz XEON or equivalent) Memory Allocated Disk Space Sensor Limit Database Size
Small 8 16 GB 200 GB 1 - 100 40
Medium 16 32 GB 300 GB 101 - 500 50

Recommendation:

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit

Recommended Database software: Microsoft® SQL 2012 or PostgreSQL 9.1.x

 

On-demand Webinars

The ever increasing proliferation of wireless devices, wireless equipment and mobile healthcare applications in the hospital environment can create significant challenges to the IT staff. WLANs are the often-underestimated strategic resource that provides the foundation for improved patient care and operational efficiency at the hospital.
 
This webinar is perfect for WLAN professionals that are new to wireless intrusion detection and prevention or those that want to round out their security experience. Topics and demonstrations cover: Mistakes that often leave WLANs vulnerable to attack; Common wireless attacks, from rogue APs and key crackers to evil twins and side-jacking; Dangerous point-and-shoot hacker tools such as Firesheep, Karmetasploit, and MDK3.
 
Lisa Phifer, president and principal consultant at Core Competence Inc. and Jesse Frankel, product manager for AirMagnet Enterprise discuss new advancements in dynamic security updates for wireless networks.
 
Webinar discusses how Windows 7 makes it easier for individuals to create rogue networks that bypass enterprise security measures and violate security policies - undetectable by traditional security systems.
 
Understand how to assess WLAN security threats and performance issues and quickly respond without over-burdening IT staff. Topics include: Types of wireless threats and their impact; Identifying threats/attacks using a dedicated, WIDS/WIPS system; Ways to escalate and respond to threats automatically and efficiently.
 

The ‘Ins and Outs’ of Defending Wireless Attacks

Understanding the Wireless Hacker’s War Chest

To Know Your Network is to Attack Your Webinar

 

Product Reviews and Awards

Awards

Network Products Guide awarded NETSCOUT’ AirMagnet Enterprise v10 with SmartEdge Sensor Series 4 a Bronze winner of the 8th Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the Mobile and Wireless Solutions category. These awards are decided based on industry and peer recognition and voting by a broad group of information technology professionals.

*NETSCOUT had acquired the product shown on this page.