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AirMagnet Completes First Year as Part of Fluke Networks; Demonstrates Strong Growth

by david.nunes

SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 20, 2010AirMagnet, now part of Fluke Networks, today marked the first year anniversary of its acquisition by Fluke Networks. In addition to demonstrating strong shipment growth over the past year, AirMagnet also showed strong global expansion, released several new compelling WLAN solutions to the market, and extended key partnerships worldwide.

“We’ve been very pleased with the results during our first year as part of Fluke Networks,” said Dean Au, Founder, General Manager and Vice President of AirMagnet. “Not only have we seen steady growth despite a tough economy, but we’ve managed to expand our presence significantly in key verticals, as well as globally through Fluke Networks global reach.”

AirMagnet products offer a unique combination of over-the-air monitoring, expert troubleshooting, and management simplicity that help IT managers get on top of the proliferation of devices and exploits for planning, managing, securing and troubleshooting enterprise wireless network deployments. Some of the company’s key achievements over the past 12 months include:

•           Global Expansion: AirMagnet has grown its worldwide customer base to approximately 9,500, and has increased its direct sales presence into more than 24 additional countries. This includes a significant presence in the fastest developing economies – such as Brazil, Russia, India and China – also known as the “BRIC” region. For overseas customers, AirMagnet also now offers multi-lingual 24×7 support.

•           Strong Vertical Growth: AirMagnet has seen strong market penetration and growth in education (25% increase), retail and hospitality (40% increase), healthcare, government, and the manufacturing sectors (70% increase), where mission-critical new WLANs are being deployed or expanded. In addition, during the first half of 2010, AirMagnet saw significant movement for its pre-deployment solutions, reflecting the growth of the WLAN market.

•           Partnerships: AirMagnet continued strong partner growth, including relationships with D-Link and Ruckus Wireless.

•           Community: AirMagnet launched a new industry-wide social community aimed at educating experts and novices alike on the security and performance issues associated with a WLAN. Called the AirWISE Community, the resource resides at www.airwisecommunity.com

•           Product Improvement: AirMagnet released a new version of its industry leading AirMagnet Enterprise solution that included support for 802.11n networks and included more than 40 new threat protection signatures.

•           Product Innovation: AirMagnet released new spectrum analysis technology that is now available in professional-grade and entry-level analysis tools, called AirMagnet Spectrum XT and AirMedic USB, respectively.

•           Certifications: AirMagnet achieved Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 for all its WLAN sensors.

About AirMagnet

AirMagnet, now part of Fluke Networks, is the leader in security, performance and compliance solutions for wireless LANs. The company’s innovative products include AirMagnet Enterprise, the leading 24×7 WLAN security and performance management solution, and AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer – which is known as the “de facto tool for wireless LAN troubleshooting and analysis.” Other products provide WLAN site survey and design, RF interference detection, remote diagnostics, and the world’s first voice over WiFi analysis solution. AirMagnet has more than 9,500 customers worldwide, including 75 of the Fortune 100. The company, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., has offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.AirMagnet.com.


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