Wireless Locator System - AirPatrol's WLS Manager

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Learn about AirPatrol's WLS Manager Wireless Locator System

A report in Business wire dated July 27, 2009 says that AirPatrol's Wireless Locator System is the Correctional Industry's Top Alternative to Illegal Cell Jamming Equipment. AirPatrol Corporation, a mobile and wireless threat management solutions company demonstrated its award winning Wireless Locator System (WLS) at the 64th Annual U.S. Deputy Wardens Association Conference in Lake Ozark, MO.

Ozzie Diaz, CEO, AirPatrol Corporation, said that "Contraband cell phones is the single biggest issue facing correctional facilities from coast-to-coast as prisoners are finding ways to conduct gang business, carry out crimes and smuggle more items behind bars, leaving the pinpoint accuracy of the Wireless Locator System an ideal and needed solution."

The Wireless Locator System (WLS) consists of AirPatrol WLS Cell / WLAN Sensors which are installed at various locations in the correctional facilities. They are then connected using Ethernet cables to the central system running WLS manager.

The WLS Manager, with AirPatrol's MapView™ technology, monitors the airwaves 24 x 7 to provide a live enterprise-wide view of network posture at a single glance on a computer monitor. The system can detect and locate all authorized and unauthorized 802.11, RF and cellular devices with an accuracy of six feet or better.

Key Benefits and Features of the System

The WLS Manager integrates with the Check Point™ SMART Security Management Architecture to reliably and accurately alert network administrator to wireless threats in real-time. The detection of a rogue device transmits an automatic alert. Alerts can be sent in multiple formats to multiple devices and alarm zones are configurable to eliminate false positives. Administrators receive complete details of the intrusion event along with an image depicting the precise location of the offending device. The rogue devices can be effectively blocked and neutralized using automatic traffic blocking at the packet-level or remotely executed user initiated, timed and targeted DNS attacks.

WLS Connect

Using WLS Connect security administrators can look into historical wireless threat events that occurred hours, days or months ago. Collected security data can also be correlated with other security data such as video surveillance, identity management and physical access control information to provide a full understanding of security incidents.

WLS connect provides following information: WLS Connect's web consoles allow for monitoring of multiple installations by multiple users, from remote network locations, and centralizing operations.


Figure 2 WLS Display of wireless device locations

AirPatrol WLS Cell / WLAN Sensors

The AirPatrol's WLS Cell / WLAN is Ethernet-capable sensor that combines cellular phone detection and 802.11 a/b/g/n detection in a single package. The sensor simultaneously detects 802.11 a/b/g/n traffic and cellular phone activity in the 800 MHz and 1900 MHz bands. The WLS Cell / WLAN sensor has two Ethernet ports with network pass-through capabilities. This enables this sensor to be piggybacked onto existing network infrastructure.


Figure 3 Normal WLS CELL/WLAN sensor

Figure 4 Weather proof WLS sensor


Key Benefits and Features All-Weather Sensor with following features in tamper-resistant metal enclosure is also available: The demo of the system can be viewed at:

http://www.airpatrolcorp.com/video_wls_overview.php

Ref:
1. http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090727006080&newsLang=en
2. http://www.airpatrolcorp.com/wireless_sensors.php
3. http://www.airpatrolcorp.com/locator.php

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