TITLE

Taking Control Of Your Airwaves

AUTHOR(S)
Mier, Edwin E.; Mier, David C.; Tarpley, Robert B.
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Oct2004, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on wireless security system. One early casualty of the Wi-Fi revolution has been security. Unmonitored and unchecked, wireless may be extending your network to locations you never knew or intended, leaving security holes big enough to drive a bus through. As usual, the scorecard reflects this particular set of competitors and the test methodology Miercorn developed and applied. Your mileage could vary, based on your short list of competitors and the relative weighting of criteria you consider the most important to your environment. Support for leading third-party APs is also useful because then you can deploy the wireless security system with whatever APs you may already be using. Aruba and Chantry support leading third-party APs, in addition to their own. Blue socket supports only third-party APs, as noted. And Meru supports only its own APs. Another plus is AP support for the latest, high-speed 802.11 g wireless-radio specification-featuring 54-Mbps transmission and full backward compatibility with the widely deployed 11 -Mbps 802.llb. So is support for 802.lla, which provides better re-use of radio frequencies and so better overall scalability. INSET: Wireless Security Alphabet Soup.
ACCESSION #
14728244

 

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