Mobile device users need stronger security


The rapid growth of mobile device users is creating a need for stronger encryption and dynamic network security infrastructure capable of handling different types of devices and usage scenarios.....Encrypting the link between the mobile user and the enterprise is extremely important, according to Hopen. "In a WLAN, it's a no-brainer to provide encryption from the access point to the switch, but you also have to provide strong authentication and encryption when extending that to the mobile user," he explained.

The 802.11i wireless security standard provides a way for companies to provide strong security to mobile users, said Dave Danielson, vice president of marketing at WLAN security vendor Bluesocket, Burlington, Mass. But in addition to this type of session based encryption, companies should also employ point-to-point encryption, he added. Mobile device users need stronger security - Security - www.itnews.com.au

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