Having a wireless network in your enterprise is a lot like putting the best locks on your front door but leaving the basement window to the back of your home open. You are inviting trouble, even though you think no one will notice the way into your home. Wireless networks have inherent design flaws that make them wide open for attack and compromise. Making them secure for your organization will take some effort.
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David Strom is president of his own consulting firm in Port Washington, NY. He has tested hundreds of computer products over the past two decades working as a computer journalist, consultant and corporate IT manager. Since 1995, he has written a weekly series of essays on Web technologies and marketing called Web Informant. His second book, entitled "Home Networking Survival Guide," is available through TechTarget's Digital Guru bookstore. You can send him e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.