Netline’s Wi-Fi sensor collects various parameters of surrounding devices, including unique identifiers of devices present in the designated zone, a list of the previous networks connected to devices and more.
The sensor detects the following information:
- Hardware/MAC Address
- The network name (SSID) to which the device is connected (if any)
- The SSID of Wireless Access Points (WAPs) in the sensors’ extended range
- BSSID – the MAC/Hardware address of the WAPs
- RSS (Received Signal Strength) – for devices/WAPs directly detected by the sensor
- History of visited networks (Previously attached SSIDs(
- Real-time activity detection
This information can be used by systems and applications to effectively enforce corporate security policies, track recurring visits of customers to a retail store, detect the presence of persons of interest, monitor traffic and more. In some senses, this sensor turns any Wi-Fi device (such as a smartphone) into a wireless tag carried around by its owner.
To protect privacy and mitigate risk, the Wi-Fi Sensor does not extract any content from the Wi-Fi communication (such as web browsing session information, emails and more).
The Sensor offers an enhanced visual user interface and can be integrated with and into other systems through an API.
The Wi-Fi Sensor can be configured or customized to enable a wide variety of applications:
- Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM)
- Forensic and Analytical Security applications
- Communication Intelligences (COMMINT)
- Retail Marketing Analytics
- Corporate Security and Asset Management