Wireless network security News
July 24, 2015
News roundup: A wireless car hack demonstration has pushed vehicle security legislation and DMCA exemptions into the spotlight, and prompted a manufacturer recall. Plus: Hacking Team update; DHS email issues; and smartwatches vulnerable to attack.
July 15, 2015
An IEEE group advocates random MAC addresses for increased Wi-Fi security, while networking pros say enterprise security isn't strong enough for moving applications to the cloud.
June 16, 2015
Wi-Fi vendor Xirrus introduces EasyPass, a set of cloud-based Wi-Fi security services for enterprise customers.
May 29, 2015
Fortinet's acquisition of Wi-Fi vendor Meru networks gives the security vendor the tools to compete with Cisco and HP in the enterprise wireless LAN market
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Expert Kevin Beaver explains the steps enterprises should take to ensure secure guest wireless networks for visitors and the enterprise alike. Continue Reading
Expert George V. Hulme details the important criteria to weigh when evaluating wireless intrusion prevention systems for enterprise security. Continue Reading
A wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) is a dedicated security device or integrated software application that monitors a wireless LAN network's radio spectrum for rogue access points and other wireless threats. Continue Reading
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Expert contributor George V. Hulme explains how wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) protect enterprise networks from attacks and prying eyes. Continue Reading
Before making an investment in an intrusion detection and prevention system, be sure to read this list of five final considerations to keep in mind during intrusion detection system evaluation. Continue Reading
Wireless networking is empowering, but it comes with a fair amount of complexity. Stay clear-headed and understand your own needs and constraints, even as the fog gathers around you. Continue Reading
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Reliable coverage, data security and minimal downtime are a few of the elements of a sustainable wireless healthcare infrastructure. Continue Reading
Wi-Fi in healthcare facilities is troubled by spotty coverage and physicians' mistrust of its ability to secure their communications. Continue Reading
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Wi-Fi has revolutionized the enterprise by not only extending network coverage in a particular building or campus, but also by enabling on-the-go working, be it from a coffee shop or a hotel room. Yet, while these improvements reduce employee downtime and increase efficiency, Wi-Fi has had a significant impact on network security; many security measures of yesteryear are simply ineffective today.
Whether your enterprise has already adopted Wi-Fi or is evaluating the technology, there are several considerations to keep in mind.
In this Technical Guide, wireless security expert Lisa Phifer examines the rise in Wi-Fi popularity and explains why going beyond the basics is essential to Wi-Fi security. Then, Phifer outlines tools that can help enterprises overcome the difficult task of provisioning WLAN access to the plethora of mobile devices and platforms infiltrating the enterprise that require corporate network access. Finally, expert Brad Casey discusses the effects 802.11ac, commonly referred to as Gigabit Wi-Fi, will have on enterprise wireless network security.
As the corporate environment grows more disparate and globally divided, it will become more critical than ever to use Wi-Fi to maintain connectivity, productivity and profitability. However, without the proper security measures in place, enterprises risk falling victim to wireless intruders, having sensitive data stolen and more.
This Technical Guide offers the expertise you need to integrate Wi-Fi security into your enterprise's overarching network security strategy and maintain security in the age of wireless connectivity. Continue Reading
Chameleon malware targets insecure wireless access points. Enterprise threats expert Nick Lewis explains how to defend against the malware. Continue Reading
Employees who work on-the-go rely on Wi-Fi access to get work done, but are those connections secure? Expert Kevin Beaver explains how to achieve Wi-Fi access security success. Continue Reading