IEEE 802.11, the Wi-Fi standard, denotes a set of Wireless LAN/WLAN standards developed by working group 11 of the IEEE LAN/MAN Standards Committee (IEEE 802). The term 802.11x is also used to denote this set of standards and is not to be mistaken for any one of its elements. There is no single 802.11x standard. The term IEEE 802.11 is also used to refer to the original 802.11, which is now sometimes called "802.11legacy."
Business wants more fluid access to data while IT organizations must maintain security. As the variety of access and multitude of threats to network resources and sensitive information have grown, so has the need for more flexible and automated ways to effectuate security policies, controls and enforcement. Rarely is this need more keenly felt than at the network endpoint, where people, technology, information assets and requirements for security and compliance meet most directly.
In this free white paper, learn how it's now possible for wireless local area networks (WLANs) to deliver predictable throughput, reject interference, and generally behave just like Ethernet. Discover how beamforming, a specialized method of antenna-based RF transmission, renders inconsistent performance stable; rejects performance-impeding interference; supports reliability-sensitive applications like real-time voice and high-definition video; and eliminates packet loss, delays, and jitter. Download your copy of this free white paper now.
In this free white paper, discover the hidden costs of out-of-the-box Wi-Fi. Fluctuating connections can potentially cost thousands per day! Now get cost outlays for 5 vendors in 2 different scenarios; learn which 10 component(s) may avoid catastrophe; and find out when to prioritize coverage over capacity. If your business is riding on Wi-Fi, it pays to play it safe. Learn how-download your copy of this free white paper now.
This paper examines both the centralized WLAN switch architecture and the optimized WLAN architecture, so that the wireless network choice an organization makes today will protect its investment and allow it to experience the substantial benefits of 802.11 for years to come.
This free white paper clearly explains how to optimize existing networks for Voice Over Wi-Fi (VoFi). Learn how to fight both known and hidden sources of RF voice interference; how to prioritize traffic flows, so voice always comes first; how properly planning your WLAN can dramatically improve handset battery life; how to arrange for roaming without annoying dropouts; and more. Download your free copy now.
This document outlines how hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in 802.11 wireless LANs and describes the widely available hacking tools. As a collection of already published risks to wireless LANs, this white paper is written to inform IT security managers of what they are up against.
The IEEE is trying to cope by introducing the 802.11n standard-but it's still in draft form. Meanwhile, how can manufacturers cope with the confusion and promise surrounding 802.11's future? The situation is outlined, and a forward path, based on strategic testing, is proposed.
While 802.1X has a growing presence, it's still immature and may not provide all the policy enforcement features commonly required in most organizations. This white paper focuses on the 802.1X standard for authentication and access control and how it compares to the Nevis approach for LAN security.
This paper identifies the requirements for next-generation WLANs, examines the limitations of existing approaches, and describes an innovative WLAN architecture from Trapeze Networks called Smart Mobile™, which overcomes those limitations.