Tightening WLAN Security: AiroPeek - Page 2

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WildPackets AiroPeek 1.1

USABILITY

A

CAPABILITY

B

PERFORMANCE

B

INTEROPERABILITY

B

MANAGEABILITY

A

WildPackets AiroPeek 1.1 provides useful information on wireless LAN security, radio signal strength and bandwidth utilization. AiroPeek lacks some of the advanced capabilities of rival NAIs Sniffer Wireless, but AiroPeek also costs about $8,000 less.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // AiroPeek 1.1s most immediate impact will be in site surveys.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // AiroPeek 1.1 can be used as an intrusion detection tool by singling out unauthorized clients or access points, thereby improving network security.

Simple yet powerful filtering options; extremely intuitive interface; relatively inexpensive.

Integrated analysis tools are limited; cannot be used with wired networks; crashed Windows 2000 systems with VPN clients in eWeek Labs tests.

WildPackets, Inc., Walnut Creek Calif.; (800) 466-2447; www.wildpackets.com