Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems Analyst Report


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Source: InformationWeek
Date: January 2007
Type: Research/Analyst Report
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Overview: With wireless being the unguided medium that it is, organizations large and small are rightfully concerned about both the security and performance of their Wi-Fi network. Not only is the data not running over a fixed and well-known path, its apparent quirks make monitoring the wireless network that much more important.

Beyond performance monitoring, many organizations must verify that wireless security policies are being followed and, if not, find ways to enforce them. This report analyzes the market and user experiences with WIDPS and lays out the product choices, helping you pick the right system for your needs.

Vendors represented in the twenty-two page report include: AirDefense, AirMagnet, AirTight Networks, Network Chemistry, BelAir, Cisco, Motorola, Trapeze, Aruba, Xirrus, Colubris, Extreme, Extricom, NextHop, Meru, Siemens, 3Com and BlueSocket.

Report Table of Contents:
Wireless IDS/IPS Defined
Performance and Policy Monitoring
Implementation Responsibility
Architecture
Survey Overview
Barriers to WLAN Adoption
WLAN Security Threats at the Office
WLAN Security Threats Outside the Office
Policies in Place?
Hunting Them Down and Enforcing Them
WLAN Infrastructure Melds With WIDPS
System Ownership
Market Discussion
Potential Markets
By the Numbers
Vendor Categorization
Product and Vendor Maturation
Vendor Assessment

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