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Siemens Enhances Wireless LAN Security, Management Control and Regulatory Compliance with Modular Addition to its HiPath Wireless Portfolio


Boca Raton, Fla., Apr 18, 2006, Siemens Communications Inc. today announced the availability of HiPath® Wireless Manager Advanced (HWMA), a modular extension for the Siemens® HiPath Wireless family of wireless local area network (LAN) solutions. Enhanced features of the HWMA solution are designed to help enterprises improve wireless LAN security - with built-in intrusion detection and prevention. The solution, with user location services, also provides management tools to help optimize network performance as well as integrated reports that help assist organizations in complying with security regulations.

“The Siemens HiPath Wireless Manager Advanced platform helps enterprises improve network efficiencies, prevent network attacks and respond to security challenges,” said Stefan Miesbach, CEO of the HiPath Wireless Division at Siemens. “The HWMA solution is also an important part of Siemens’ vision to make enterprise mobility easy - including enterprise data networking as well as the emerging need for unified on-the-go communication across all mobile and vertical business applications.”

The HWMA solution enhances the HiPath Wireless portfolio with:

* State-of-the-art intrusion detection and prevention capabilities.

* Visual mapping and user location capabilities to help enhance troubleshooting.

* Powerful sensing and monitoring capabilities to help optimize network performance.

A comprehensive management interface is also part of the solution to provide real-time overviews of the network with charts, reports and statistics on wireless usage. Predefined reports are part of the solution to help enterprises comply with regulations such as the:

* Sarbanes-Oxley Act for disclosure of financial and accounting information.

* Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for health care security and privacy compliance.

* Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act protecting nonpublic personal information.

* Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8100.2 that covers the commercial use of wireless devices, services and technologies in the DoD Global Information Grid (GIG).

The HWMA solution builds on technology from AirTight Networks, a leading provider of wireless perimeter security solutions. Siemens is working with AirTight to integrate wireless perimeter security capabilities into the HiPath Wireless portfolio.

“Integrated wireless IDS/IPS security is quickly becoming a security requirement for enterprise deployments,” said Joel Conover, principal analyst of Enterprise Infrastructure at Current Analysis. “Siemens’ integration of AirTight’s best-of-breed security solutions gives Siemens a significant advantage in the market.”

The Siemens HiPath Wireless Manager Advanced solution is part of an expanding HiPath Wireless portfolio of industry-leading enterprise communication solutions such as voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and unified communications. The HiPath Wireless portfolio also includes a family of controllers, wireless access points, network management tools and Siemens optiPoint WL2 professional voice over wireless LAN handsets.

The Siemens LifeWorks Vision

The Siemens HiPath Wireless portfolio is a critical component of the Siemens LifeWorksTM vision to help people interact, work and be entertained - without technology boundaries - in an always-on world. The company’s award-winning LifeWorks vision provides the building blocks for the ongoing development of secure, reliable and high-quality converged communication solutions that drive greater efficiencies and improve user satisfaction.

About Siemens

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $96 billion in fiscal 2005. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $18.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens’ worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 460,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United

About Siemens Communications Inc.

Siemens Communications Inc. offers its customers a broad portfolio of communication products and services and is a leader in convergent technologies, products and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. The company’s portfolio ranges from devices for end users to complex network infrastructures and complementary services for enterprises, carriers and service providers. Siemens Communications Inc. is headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. For more information, visit


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