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By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2004-08-07 Print this article Print

Where to turn for help Numerous products are available to help administrators monitor and manage their radio environment, ranging from free-standing overlay defensive networks to single-point-in-time-and-space detection programs. The solutions listed below not only will detect rogue access points and clients but also can help administrators identify and troubleshoot interference, possible attacks and policy violations.

Overlay Solutions
AirDefenses AirDefense
AirMagnets Distributed Wireless Solution
Bluesocket Inc.s BlueSecure Intrusion Protection System
Highwalls Rogue Detection System
Network Chemistrys RFprotect
Newbury Networks Inc.s WiFi Watchdog Integrated-with-infrastructure Solutions Airespace Inc.s Wireless Protection System
Arubas AirOS Intrusion Detection
Cisco Systems Inc.s Wireless LAN Solution Engine
Trapeze Networks Mobility System Laptop-based Solutions AirMagnets Laptop Trio
Network General Corp.s Sniffer Wireless
Network Instruments Observer
WildPackets AiroPeek NX Check out eWEEK.coms Mobile & Wireless Center at for the latest news, reviews and analysis.

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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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