Entrust knows a lot about protecting corporate resources accessed over a WLAN. The Entrust Secure WLAN Solution provides strong identification of users and devices (through the issuance of digital identities) helping to mitigate the risk of attackers and misuse.
What events in the wireless security market have marked this year?
According to Gartner's Dataquest, Wireless LAN equipment shipments are on pace to grow 73% in 2002 and revenues are set to grow 26%. And, Gartner believes that growth will continue through 2003. In today's economy, those are very impressive statistics. I would say the most significant "event" in the wireless LAN security market is the growth in wireless LAN use despite security issues, such as WEP encryption weaknesses (which were discovered in 2001).
Warchalking, Wardriving, Warspamming - these are just some of the terms we see frequently in the news. Do you see these actions as a real problem or is it just the media making things bigger than they are?
These actions are serious. If organizations don't protect access to and data transmitted over wireless networks, they can be assured that a breach of their information and systems will occur. And, these breaches can lead to very serious damage to an organization's brand, with a consequent loss of customers and revenue. When proper protection of wireless LANs is not difficult to achieve (e.g., primarily through the use of certificate-based authentication to VPNs), customers will question the abilities and overall IT security policies and practices of organizations whose wireless LANs are breached.
The media is doing organizations and individuals a huge service by ensuring they understand the vulnerabilities (and benefits) of wireless LAN technologies.
Will there be a slowdown in acceptance of wireless technology in the corporate environment in 2003 because of increased security concerns?
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