Motorola plans to buy AirDefense

Motorola has agreed to acquire wireless LAN security vendor AirDefense for an undisclosed sum.

Motorola has agreed to acquire wireless LAN security vendor AirDefense for an undisclosed sum, adding to its arsenal of enterprise network products.

Privately held AirDefense was founded in 2001. It sells systems and software to help enterprises secure their LANs against wireless threats. Motorola expects the deal to close in the next few months, following regulatory and other approvals, and will integrate AirDefense into its Enterprise Mobility business.

AirDefense is one of several companies specializing in security for wireless LANs. In addition to intrusion prevention, its products are designed to meet a growing need for compliance, enforcement, forensics and reporting

Motorola will maintain AirDefense's Alpharetta, Georgia, headquarters.

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