AirDefense Inc. says it has launched for commercial release the industry’s first enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN) security appliance.

AirDefense’s says its patent-pending technology integrates multi-dimensional intrusion detection with monitoring to ensure security across enterprise WLANs. Atlanta-based AirDefense provides the security for wireless local-area networks with tools that monitor and analyze WLAN traffic to identify network vulnerabilities, secure the airwaves and manage the network to maximize performance.

Jay Chaudhry, a veteran entrepreneur of security and wireless start-ups SecureIT, CipherTrust and Air2Web, founded AirDefense with a team of technologists with extensive experience in WLANs, enterprise networking and security. AirDefense’s newly launched technology provides a complete WLAN security platform to effectively monitor and secure WLANs from intruders, hackers, interference and network abuses.

“WLAN sniffers and scanners now on the market offer very limited security because they only scan samples and stationary snapshots of the airwaves,” Chaudhry, who serves as chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “With its state analysis engine, AirDefense provides 24×7, real-time monitoring of all WLAN traffic and correlates the data among its multi-dimensional intrusion detection engine to identify security risks. This comprehensive approach provides accurate threat assessment while it reduces false alarms.”

AirDefense WLAN security solutions are deployed on multiple platforms, such as rack-mounted servers and mobile devices, and can be remotely managed using a standard Web browser and secure connection. Pricing for AirDefense starts at $9,000 for an entry-level security appliance.