Category Archives: Government Solutions

Serving the Security Needs of Government Agencies
Bellacom Networks is committed to serving and supporting its federal government customers. Whether the need is to protect mission critical WLANs, wired enterprise network infrastructures or wireless client devices from wireless threats, Bellacom provides the most comprehensive product suite designed for accurate and automated protection from all current and emerging wireless threats.
Bellacom ‘s patented and award-winning Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (Bellacom WIPS) is designed for automated Wi-Fi and “No-Wi-Fi” policy enforcement, significantly reducing the man hours and the time-to-resolution compared to other WIDS/WIPS solutions.
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Bellacom WIPS – Meeting stringent Government requirements
Since 2006, the Department of Defense recognized that wireless threats to their wired infrastructure needed to be addressed. Through documents like DoDD 8100.2, some basic requirements were identified. These included:
• 7 x 24 monitoring of all wired and wireless DoD networks
• Location Tracking capabilities
Both of these requirements were based on the WIDS technology available at the time. Bellacom ‘s WIPS made a quantum leap in true wireless intrusion prevention over legacy WIDS, which only provided simple monitoring. Bellacom offers auto-protection and location tracking which is much more accurate. Compare this to other vendors who historically could only monitor networks and still have little or no automated prevention capabilities.
Location tracking for legacy WIDS vendors requires three sensors to provide any location information. Compare this to Bellacom where location information can be provided from just one Bellacom sensor.
Furthermore, the integrated and legacy WIDS systems are still prone to false positives (or perhaps more importantly false negatives) and require constant monitoring and human decision making to be effective.
Click on the pages below for more information about federal rules for wireless security, and how Bellacom Networks helps fulfill those requirements.
FISMA – The governing authority for U.S. federal cyber security
Learn about FISMA, the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 and requirements for wireless security.
Civilian Agencies – technical standards from NIST
Learn how Bellacom Networks helps civilian agencies comply with wireless security controls in NIST SP 800-53 and other standards.
Defense Agencies – Dept. of Defense Directive 8420.01
Learn how Bellacom Networks helps defense agencies comply with wireless security controls in Dept. of Defense Directive 8420.01.
Bellacom’s Unique Differentiators
The features listed below are unique to Bellacom WIPS and allow Information Assurance Managers and other Security professionals a dedicated security tool that requires fewer man-hours to configure, manage and maintain, allowing their limited staff to focus on real network security issues. This also allows network administrators to select the best WLAN solution for their need without compromising or disrupting the security posture. From large enterprise networks to globally distributed architectures, Bellacom WIPS is easily configured to support and work with any network infrastructure. Take a look at these features to see what makes Bellacom different.
• Only WIPS tested to the IPS profile for Common Criteria
• Off-Line sensor mode
• Patented Marker Packet technology
• Location information from a single sensor
• Geo-Fencing
• Cellular Device Detection
• Live packet capture from any sensor to the admin console
• Sensor cannot be compromised and repurposed as an access point
• Distributed administration
• Enterprise class WIPS
• Automated policy enforcement
• Pre-defined DoD compliance reports
• Enforcement of No-WiFi policies across large enterprise networks
• Integration with the leading WLAN vendors
• Bellacom overlay vs. Integrated solutions are better and cheaper

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