WIPS Configuration in Discover

Applies To: Wi-Fi Cloud-managed Access Points (AP120, AP125, AP225W, AP320, AP322, AP325, AP327X, AP420)

WIPS (Wireless Intrusion Prevention System) is a powerful, cloud-based, enterprise-level wireless security solution that helps detect and prevent threats to your wireless network.

WIPS includes these security technologies that work together to secure your wireless network:

  • Auto-classification of APs and clients using marker packet techniques that can classify APs, clients, and networks (including vulnerable and guest SSIDs), based on the sources and types of wireless traffic
  • Authorized WiFi policies to enforce a minimum set of security parameters for wireless access
  • Intrusion Prevention capabilities to detect wireless security threats and actively mitigate certain types of attacks
  • Device list banning to permanently ban specific device MAC addresses from accessing the network

For more information on how to use WIPS to create a Trusted Wireless Environment, see Create a Trusted Wireless Environment with WIPS.

You can test your own wireless network security measures to see if they are able to detect and prevent the six known threats identified by the Trusted Wireless Environment. For more information, see the Trusted Wireless Environment Test Guide.

For more information on how to configure WIPS with Discover, see: