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Manage Vulnerable SSIDs

Many APs use well-known default SSID names. Many users do not change these SSIDs when they deploy APs. It is possible that APs that use default SSIDs are present internal and external to your wireless network. If a client on your wireless network probes for a default SSID, it is at risk of connecting to an external neighborhood AP without the user's knowledge .If an AP on your network uses a default SSID, it can attract rogue clients from outside your network.

You can add these SSIDs to the Vulnerable SSID list to prevent connection to these SSIDs.

Add Vulnerable SSID

If you consider an SSID to be vulnerable, you can add the SSID to the Vulnerable SSIDs list. Commonly known SSIDs are predefined in the list.

To add a vulnerable SSID:

  1. Select Configuration > WIPS > Advanced Settings > Vulnerable SSIDs.
  2. Click Add New Vulnerable SSID.
  3. Type the SSID and click OK to add it to the list of vulnerable SSIDs.
    If an AP with a vulnerable SSID is detected, an event is generated.

To add a blank SSID, click Add and leave the tex box blank. The list displays the SSID as NULL.

Search Vulnerable SSID

To search a vulnerable SSID:

  1. Select Configuration > WIPS > Advanced Settings > Vulnerable SSIDs.
  2. Type the search string in the Search SSID box and press the Enter key.
    A list of vulnerable SSIDs matching the search criteria appears.

To clear the search string, click the X icon next to the search SSID box.

Delete Vulnerable SSID

To delete a vulnerable SSID:

  1. Select Configuration > WIPS > Advanced Settings > Vulnerable SSIDs.
  2. Click the Delete link for the SSID to be deleted.
  3. Click Yes to confirm.

Restore Default Vulnerable SSID list

To restore the default vulnerable SSID list:

  1. Select Configuration > WIPS > Advanced Settings > Vulnerable SSIDs.
  2. Click Restore Defaults.
  3. Click Yes.

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