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Vendor Unveils Bluetooth Security Software

PDA-based software identifies Bluetooth devices and helps prevent vulnerabilities.
Wireless security vendor AirDefense Tuesday announced a software product that it says will help protect enterprises against intrusions caused by insecure Bluetooth-enabled devices.

The company said its BlueWatch product is designed to work on PDAs to help IT managers identify rogue Bluetooth devices. It is aimed specifically at organizations that forbid use of Bluetooth in the enterprise setting, the company said.

"The AirDefense BlueWatch PDA was designed to enable administrators to more easily track down Bluetooth devices," AirDefense CEO Anil Khatod said in a statement.

Hacking into security breaches caused by Bluetooth has been widely reported in recent months, such as the Bluesnarf attack that enables theft of information on mobile devices. AirDefense said its product detects all Bluetooth devices in the vicinity and their attributes and security capabilities.

The company provided no availability or pricing information for BlueWatch.