Integrity aims at wireless corporate market

Integrity aims at wireless corporate market

Seeking to corner the corporate communications space, Integrity Data Systems has launched a new wireless network security system.

The BlueSecure Intrusion Protection System, developed by partner Bluesocket, monitors and responds to network events like user activity, neighbouring wireless LANs and congested, rogue or unauthorised access points.

Integrity Data System CEO, Ross Chiswell, said Bluesocket would assist corporates to address major security issues still present in wireless network rollouts.

"When I go out for meetings - no matter what city I go to - I take my analysis tool and without fail in driving around, I pick up one or two examples of a network that has its access point totally un-configured," he claimed.

"That means that not only can I get into their environment and use their bandwidth, but I can get into their access point, change all their settings and lock them out."

A persistent culture of box-dropping was largely responsible for this, and was in turn harming the reputation of wireless technology, according to Chiswell.

"We don't want people just flogging catalogue sales," he said. "We need resellers that take on a technology, understand it and actually talk to their clients as to how the technology can benefit them."

According to Chiswell, BlueSecure allowed for the setting of security policies, which in turn allowed resellers to earn revenue acting as network security consultants.

"For the resellers who want to continue down the path of being an adviser to their clients, this is an area of technology that still offers that capability and that's what we need in the channel," he said.

"A lot of people in the hotspot space are still doing their own thing and are maybe yet to realise that it's more than sticking up an access point and charging someone some money - it's about how to deliver a service."

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