DISA tests wireless LAN products

Monday, 19 May 2003, 11:20 PM EST

In March, the Defense Information Systems Agency began evaluating various wireless local-area network (WLAN) products, such as access points, wireless switches and dedicated security software.

"Security is still the pre-eminent problem facing government agencies," said Peter Zarrella, a computer specialist in DISA's chief technology officer's office. "It's the fear that wireless deployments are plagued with holes that can be attacked by hackers."

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