Motorola has completed its acquisition of wireless LAN security provider AirDefense.
As announced on 28 July 2008, Motorola signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held AirDefense, which will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Motorola integrated into Motorola's Enterprise Mobility business.
"The acquisition of AirDefense by Motorola was the logical next step to a very successful three-year OEM partnership," says Kathy Paladino, president of Motorola's Enterprise Mobility business. "Together with AirDefense, Motorola will secure enterprise networks with a common platform solution providing superior indoor and outdoor wireless protection for users operating in a variety of settings including corporate headquarters, manufacturing and distribution plants, and remote branch offices."
Enterprises are increasingly seeking reliable, secure wireless networks from trusted suppliers of mission critical communications. AirDefense, with its patented technology, is the premier provider of wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) that enable corporations to secure their networks against wireless security threats and to comply with regulatory and industry requirements. This acquisition allows Motorola to complement its assets in RF diagnostics and planning as well as its strengths in RF management.
"We are excited to unite our people, processes and technology with Motorola to ensure secure wireless mobility today and in the future as customers migrate to 802.11n, mesh networking and fixed-mobile convergence," says Mike Potts, former CEO of AirDefense. "The AirDefense solution has already been successfully delivered, installed and validated with over 800 leading enterprises worldwide, including numerous direct Motorola customers. The Motorola-AirDefense platform will continue to exceed the global needs of the WIPS market allowing our customers to enjoy comprehensive wireless security regardless of their WLAN infrastructure."