Athens International Airport in Greece is deploying a wireless-network intrusion prevention and detection system from AirDefense.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

“Athens International Airport has a vast wireless network of access points from the baggage handling area, ticket counters, business lounges and point-of-sale card readers in the retail stores that need to be secured against potential wireless threats,” said AirDefense Chief Executive Officer Mike Potts.

“The Athens IT Team identified the importance of maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of their passengers’ data across the airport’s wireless network, and we are thrilled to provide Athens International Airport with the world’s most powerful wireless intrusion prevention/detection system,” he added.

The project will cover a complex of buildings covering more than 590,000 square feet, including the airport terminal.

“Ensuring our staff and visitors have secure wireless access from anywhere within the airport is essential,” said Vassilis Kontothanassis, an information technology executive for Athens Airport. “We were keen to work with an organization that demonstrated it could work in a complex wireless environment and give us peace of mind about wireless security. AirDefense enables us to do this.”