A Field Guide to Secure Wi-Fi

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Observations From Your Laptop

As Wi-Fi growth and popularity continues to climb, not everyone understands the risks that come with connecting to public Wi-Fi or even offering Wi-Fi to employees, visitors and guests. Hacking Wi-Fi is easy and tricking Wi-Fi users into connecting to it is even easier. So, what can businesses do to help protect against this obvious Wi-Fi security threat?

Don’t let Wi-Fi be your biggest security gap. Wi-Fi hacking is the biggest threat to your security network that’s often overlooked – and not offering secure Wi-Fi to your employees, customers, and vendors is becoming a detriment to your business. Setting up secure Wi-Fi is not difficult, you just need the right technology at your fingertips to do all the work – and a guide to securing your Wi-Fi network.

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Wi-Fi attacks are inexpensive and are extremely popular, and many users don’t really understand the risk. There are tools available online for as low as $99 that can be used by a malicious person to get valuable and sensitive information from your smartphone, tablet, or a laptop such as your username, passwords, and credit card data. Don’t let Wi-Fi be your biggest security gap!

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1. Which Wi-Fi security is impossible to hack?



2. Which aspect of Wireless LAN security guards against man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks of wireless LAN traffic?



3. The Wi-Fi brand was created by which organization?



4. Which of the following are valid bands for a Wi-Fi access point?



5. What does the term WLAN refer to?



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6. What should you not send over public Wi-Fi?



7. What are the risks associated with using public Wi-Fi?



8. True or false. More access point transmit power always makes for a better Wi-Fi experience?


9. What is a Wi-Fi Pineapple?



10. How long does it take to hack Wi-Fi?



11. What does WIPS stand for?



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Patented Wireless Security

Our patented Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) helps ensure you have the protection you need. WIPS defends your airspace 24/7 from unauthorized devices, man-in-the-middle (MitM) and denial-of-service attacks, rogue APs and more – and with close to zero false positives.

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Powerful Engagement and Analytics Tools

Business can get their marketing game on with a suite of easy-to-use, built-in tools that turn a simple wireless connectivity offering into a rich Wi-Fi experience for their customers, guests and employees. Create stunning splash pages without the need for web design skills to engage with visitors using social media authentication, video, polls, and targeted promotions.

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Cloud Management that Scales

Wi-Fi Cloud environments can take your business from one to an unlimited number of access points across multiple locations, with no controller infrastructure. Access points can be grouped in many ways including location, building, and floor, to maintain consistent policies.

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Business-driven Analytics

You can know how, where, and when visitors are using your Wi-Fi so that you can maximize your Wi-Fi investment and optimize the user experience. You will be able to evaluate data around site metrics like footfall, dwell time, and conversion so you can make better business decisions.

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Download A Field Guide to Secure Wi-Fi — Observations From Your Laptop and keep yourself up-to-date on ways to secure your Wi-Fi airspace 24/7 from unauthorized devices, man-in-the-middle (MitM) and denial-of-service attacks, rogue access points and more – and with close to zero false positives.

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  • White Paper: Classification, Detection, Prevention — Your Most Secure Wi-Fi

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