Sep 19, 2013
Placement on the Unified Capabilities-Approved Product List (UC-APL) certifies compliance with security and interoperability standards
(WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013) The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has approved the AirDefense Services Platform by Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) for protecting U.S. Department of Defense wireless networks from attacks, intruders and rogue devices.
Motorola’s AirDefense Services Platform v9.0 (ADSP v9.0) was added by DISA to the Unified Capabilities-Approved Products List (UC-APL), which identifies equipment that is certified to be compliant with the Defense Department’s security and interoperability standards. AirDefense features a wireless intrusion detection solution (WIDS) that identifies and prohibits unauthorized users and devices from connecting to a wireless network, regardless of its manufacturer.
Enterprise products included on the UC-APL are approved for acquisition by Department of Defense agencies, which are required to deploy security systems to safeguard wireless networks at their facilities. AirDefense is the first and currently the only approved product in the WIDS category on the UC-APL.
There is a large installed user base of AirDefense systems protecting wireless networks for the military. With the placement of AirDefense on the UC-APL, Defense Department customers can now secure their networks with the assurance that they comply with DISA requirements.
Paul Mueller, vice president, U.S. Federal Government Markets Division, Motorola Solutions
“Until recently, the Department of Defense deployed wireless intrusion detection solutions simply to enforce policies that prohibited devices from being used at their facilities. But with the introduction of smartphones and tablets as approved equipment, Defense Department agencies now can use AirDefense’s security features to permit only authorized users with access to their wireless enterprise networks, and to manage and control their devices over-the-air.”
Wendy McCaw, director of program management, Managed Services, Motorola Solutions
“AirDefense offers holistic wireless network management for security and compliance. Motorola’s approach provides a vendor-agnostic solution for advanced wireless security monitoring, multi-vendor WLAN infrastructure management and network assurance with remote troubleshooting. Being added to the UC-APL ensures AirDefense meets DISA’s compliance requirements, and that it works on any federal network.”