WildPackets, Inc., a leading provider of network and application performance analysis solutions, and Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of Wi-Fi planning and site survey tools, announced that they have entered into a joint marketing agreement to create a world-class wireless analysis bundle that is designed to help enterprises address the complete lifecycle of wireless networking. To deliver this bundled solution, Ekahau will provide its graphical, map-based Wi-Fi planning and optimization tools, while WildPackets will provide its packet analysis technology for in-depth troubleshooting.
"Wireless networking continues to evolve and become more complex," said Tony Barbagallo, vice president of marketing at WildPackets. "Enterprises deploying wireless need a single solution that addresses design, deployment, monitoring and troubleshooting of their wireless network. This joint offering will do exactly that."
"The wireless monitoring and management systems from Wi-Fi infrastructure vendors provide a high-level, birds-eye view to manage the network," said Jussi Kiviniemi, senior product manager at Ekahau. "Ekahau and WildPackets improve on that by offering a comprehensive solution that assists enterprises with the necessary client-device based planning, deployment and troubleshooting tools. With all these tools at hand, the IT administrators will have complete peace of mind when rolling out and maintaining their Wi-Fi networks."
Ekahau Site Survey (ESS), the leading tool for Wi-Fi network planning and verification, allows automated, three-dimensional planning for Wi-Fi networks. ESS also covers Wi-Fi verification and troubleshooting with site survey mapping of network performance and coverage. Ekahau also brings Wi-Fi spectrum analysis to the solution with the Ekahau DBx Spectrum Analyzer, an accurate and easy-to-use USB device designed to tackle Wi-Fi interference issues. Without a spectrum analyzer, many Wi-Fi issues remain unseen, diminishing the full benefits of an 802.11 deployment. WildPackets' OmniPeek Network Analyzer software offers an intuitive, easy-to-use graphical interface for rapidly monitoring, analyzing and troubleshooting wireless enterprise networks. The OmniPeek software monitors and analyzes "real world" wireless networks -- multiple access points and multiple channels -- and simplifies the display and analysis of the information needed to address issues quickly and efficiently. OmniPeek provides in-depth analysis of wireless traffic using its comprehensive wireless-specific expert diagnoses and 802.11 protocol decodes, high-level wireless-specific dashboard view, signal strength and channel analysis and visual experts, which analyze every conversation on the network.
Whether it's a greenfield deployment or a scheduled upgrade, careful planning is a must with any corporate wireless network. With the solution from WildPackets and Ekahau, the entire lifecycle -- including design, deployment, monitoring and troubleshooting -- can simply be addressed with a single product bundle certified for interoperability and based on industry-leading software solutions.
About WildPackets, Inc.
WildPackets develops hardware and software solutions that drive network performance, enabling organizations of all sizes to analyze, troubleshoot, optimize and secure their wired and wireless networks. WildPackets products are sold in over 60 countries and deployed in all industrial sectors. Customers include Boeing, Chrysler, Motorola, Nationwide and over 80 percent of the Fortune 1000. WildPackets is a Cisco Technical Development Partner (CTDP). For more information, visit www.wildpackets.com.
About Ekahau, Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based site survey planning tools and RTLS solutions. Ekahau's customers, including several Fortune 500 companies worldwide, are realizing the benefits of Wi-Fi based location services and innovative Wi-Fi network planning and optimization tools. More than 10,000 IT administrators, systems integrators, and other wireless professionals use Ekahau Site Survey. Manufacturers, mining/oil/gas companies, government agencies and the military are using Ekahau's RTLS solutions in more than 150 hospitals around the world. Ekahau partners include wireless software developers, leading system integrators and international OEM partners, who develop and market wireless enterprise applications. Ekahau is a U.S. based corporation, with offices in Saratoga, Calif.; Reston, Va.; Helsinki, Finland; and Hong Kong, China. For more information about Ekahau, please visit www.ekahau.com.