Motorola joins PCI Council
Dubai , July 24, 2007
Motorola's enterprise mobility business is now a member of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council.
The council was established in 2004 to help prevent theft of consumers' financial account data in retail environments such as home repair, department and grocery stores.
'Motorola created the first commercial wireless LAN (WLAN) to mobilise retailers' applications for capturing and moving information in real-time. With nearly 20 years of experience, we have extensive expertise building wireless networks for the retail industry,' said vice-president and general manager, enterprise WLAN division for Motorola's Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Sujai Hajela.
'Our involvement and contributions to the PCI Security Standards Council reflects Motorola's continued commitment to bringing the best security practices to the market for helping protect consumer account data,' he added.
Motorola's enterprise WLAN portfolio offers a standard feature set - requiring no additional hardware or software - for a simple, economical solution to PCI compliance.
The enterprise WLAN infrastructure products include an integrated firewall between a company's wireless traffic and the rest of the network, and support the latest encryption and authentication standards available from IEEE, including Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA2.
The portfolio includes intrusion detection system (IDS) functionality, allowing retailers to determine what mobile devices are connected to their network.
Motorola's comprehensive sensor-based wireless intrusion protection system (wireless IPS) monitors, detects, protects and helps prevent intrusions to a wireless network.
When integrated with the WLAN, Motorola's wireless IPS solution further enhances the security features to deliver mobile client-based intrusion detection that can disable difficult to detect rogue mobile clients and devices, ensuring maximum up-time and peak network performance.
To help retail stores meet PCI compliance, the wireless IPS solution also provides comprehensive compliance reporting and advanced forensics.
The solutions are part of Motorola's MOTOwi4 portfolio of innovative wireless broadband solutions and services that complement and complete IP networks. Delivering IP coverage to virtually all spaces both indoors and outdoors, the MOTOwi4 portfolio also includes fixed broadband, mesh, broadband over powerline and WiMAX.Trade Arabia News Service