Securing the wireless network

The rapid growth of wireless LANs in the enterprise demands that enterprises adopt new security methodologies tailored to the unique requirements and weaknesses of wireless networks. Like wired network security, wireless network security also requires a multi-pronged approach. Wireless networks work on radio waves and they cannot be restricted to an area. Anyone within the coverage area of the access point will be able to connect to your network. It could be someone in your neighbor’s office curious about your business or someone in the parking space enjoying a free ride on your Internet connection. A wireless LAN deployment without appropriate security considerations could create a backdoor into your fortified wired network. It is essential to identify and acknowledge security threats and choose a solution that sufficiently mitigates threats to your network. Securing the wireless network - Vendorvoice - Network Magazine India

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