Newbury Networks WiFi Watchdog 4.0

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2004-11-01 Print this article Print

Newbury Networks' updated WiFi Watchdog provides location-based MAC authentication for wireless networks as well as rogue access point detection and some IDS features.

Unlike AirMagnets Enterprise 5.0 and other wireless IDSes (intrusion detection systems), which use location tracking simply to display possible locations of wireless devices on a floor-plan diagram, Newbury Networks WiFi Watchdog 4.0 uses location tracking as a core component of MAC (media access control) authentication.

Click here to read the full review of WiFi Watchdog 4.0.

Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at

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