Wi-Fi alliance tightens security
The Wi-Fi Alliance today at NetWorld+Interop will launch its latest security protocol, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), a follow up to its existing Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) WLAN security technology.
Proponents hope the protocol will act as a driver to the enterprise segment's adoption of Wi-Fi.
The first release of WPA includes a subset of the industry group's specification for WLAN security, IEEE 802.11i, ahead of its standardization. 802.11i has a MAC functionality mostly dealing with the software that overlays the physical layers of a WLAN solution, such as 802.11b or 802.11a.
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