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Assessment tools for a wireless network

What assessment tools can be used with a wireless network?

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I assume you are looking for tools to assess the vulnerabilty of access points in your wireless network. The only such tool that I am aware of is IBM's Wireless Security Auditor.

Unfortunately, it is only a research prototype at this time, and IBM has not yet decided whether to market this as a product or release it as open source.

Some security consultants offer wireless assessments. Among them are Guardant and Foundstone.


For more information on this topic, visit these other searchSecurity resources:
Best Web Links: Wireless Security Issues
Best Web Links: Network Assessment
The Information Architect: Wireless LANs could gain traction in 2002

This was first published in August 2004

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