How Does MaidPro Cleaning Franchise Secure Its Wireless Network?

By PRESS RELEASE — December 02, 2008

maidPro Cleans the Air With AirTight's SpectraGuard Online SaaS Solution


MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire) - AirTight Networks, the global leader for wireless intrusion prevention (WIPS) and wireless vulnerability management (WVM), announced MaidPro, one of the fastest growing franchise cleaning companies in the nation, has implemented AirTight's unique wireless vulnerability management solution, SpectraGuard Online -- the world's first wireless vulnerability management solution offered as software-as-a-service (SaaS).

Launched in 1991, MaidPro saw a need to provide high quality cleaning services to residential customers. As MaidPro grew, it became difficult to manage all the customers that wanted service so it launched its franchise business in 1999 and created its proprietary software, "Service CEO," to help handle the growing number of MaidPro clients while allowing it to continue to provide exceptional service to its direct customers.

"With this innovation, MaidPro now offered a unique combination of technology and personalized service," said Richard Sparacio, President and Co-Founder of MaidPro. "I have always felt that every business can be helped to grow and remain efficient with the use of technology. When I learned about SpectraGuard Online, it was an easy choice to protect our airspace. SpectraGuard Online is a cost-effective and easy way for us to deploy and monitor our airspace to maintain the trust we had built up among customers and franchise owners."

"We currently have more than 100 franchise offices servicing 28 states and the District of Columbia and MaidPro continues to use cutting edge technology to grow, organize and protect its business. Our business is built on trust and, although we are a PC based company, we do have valuable IP and confidential contract data in our offices," continued Sparacio. "While each franchise holds its own data, we have new franchisees, trainees and interns coming in and out. Any of these visitors could plug in an access point and compromise the security of our network. SpectraGuard Online lets us understand our security posture and act on wireless threats before they become a problem."

About SpectraGuard Online
AirTight is the only wireless vulnerability management company to offer a flexible, end-to-end solution that gives customers visibility into their wireless security posture and a choice in how they manage it -- using either a complete on-site wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) or on demand hosted wireless vulnerability management.

The unique AirTight wireless security service is offered as three plug-and-play modules -- Vulnerability Assessment, Regulatory Compliance and Vulnerability Remediation -- allowing customers to choose what they need and to easily add additional capabilities as their needs expand or their business grows. SpectraGuard Online is available as a pay-as-you-go subscription model that does not compromise on features, functionality or scalability.

Using SpectraGuard Online customers:

  • Incur no capital expenditures
  • Pay only for the wireless security features needed
  • Have an affordable and predictable total cost of ownership
  • Do not need to be concerned with hardware or software obsolescence
The customer installs pre-configured wireless sensors (plug-and-play), responds to a few wireless setup questions and, within 72 hours, begins to receive wireless vulnerability reports by email. Customer data is hosted in a SAS70 certified co-location facility designed for security and high availability.

Pricing and Availability
AirTight SpectraGuard Online is available now with pricing starting at $50 per sensor per month plus a small leasing fee for Vulnerability Assessment; Regulatory Compliance module is included free of charge. 24x7 phone and email support is provided with SpectraGuard Online service. Sign up for a Free 30 Day Trial

About AirTight Networks
AirTight Networks, the industry standard for wireless vulnerability management, is the only company that offers customers a flexible, end-to-end solution that gives them visibility into their wireless security posture and a choice in how to manage it. Airtight provides full wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) and the world's first on demand wireless vulnerability management service. AirTight's patented technology delivers the key elements of an effective WIPS to eliminate false alarms, block wireless threats immediately and automatically and locate wireless devices and events with pinpoint precision. AirTight's customers include global retail, financial services, corporate, education and government organizations. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. 


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