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CleanAir – Get your WLAN more secure knowing which device interfere!

CleanAir, Robust security

From a security perspective, tracking devices on a map lets you know immediately where to dispatch your security personnel. There are a number of threats to your network that are invisible to traditional IDS/IPS systems—because they can only be detected at the RF level. These threats include proprietary wireless bridges, and older standards such as 802.11FH that may represent intrusion points on your network. These threats also include malicious Wi-Fi devices that operate on nonstandard operating frequencies or that use nonstandard modulation. And of course, there are always denial-of-service type attacks that can occur from jamming devices.
In addition to viewing security-impacting devices on a map, administrators can configure customized alerts based on device or location. This is a powerful feature since certain devices may be considered a threat in some areas of your building (for example, in trading wing), but not in other areas, such as the building lobby.

What is CleanAir?

A systemwide feature of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, CleanAir technology improves air quality by:

  • Detecting RF interference that other systems can’t see
  • Identifying the source and locating it on a floor plan
  • Providing automatic adjustments to optimize wireless coverage around the interference

This innovative technology provides the following benefits:

  • Self-healing and self-optimizing wireless networks
  • Faster troubleshooting for less downtime
  • Effective policy enforcement
  • Layer 1 security

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