The 6 Wi-Fi Threat Categories You Need to Know About

 

More and more devices are leveraging Wi-Fi connectivity. This trend isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon, and while your customers and employees demand access to fast Wi-Fi, you might not know the huge gap it’s leaving in your security.

Do you know the 6 known Wi-Fi threat categories that could impact YOUR business?

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    Rogue Access Point
    Allows attackers to bypass perimeter security.
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    Rogue Client
    Delivers malware payloads to the network after connecting to malicious APs.
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    Neighbor Access Point or Client Misassociation
    Risks infection from connecting to other SSIDs while in range of the authorized AP.
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    Ad-Hoc Network
    Uses peer-to-peer connections to evade security controls and risk exposure to malware.
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    "Evil Twin" Access Point
    Lures users to connect to it so as to spy on traffic, steal data and infect systems.
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    Misconfigured Access Point
    Opens networks to attack as a result of configuration errors.

 

The bad news? Your existing Wi-Fi solution likely can’t block any of the threats above, and it certainly can’t protect your business from ALL of them happening at the same time.

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So how can you protect your business from these threats?

The good news is that a Trusted Wireless Environment provides a framework empowering you to provide high-performing, easy-to-manage, and most importantly secure Wi-Fi access to your customers and employees. Download the resources below to learn more about developing your own Trusted Wireless Environment with WatchGuard Secure, Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi.

  • eBook: The 6 Wi-Fi Threat Categories Targeting Your Business and How to Defend Against Them
  • Infographic: Understanding the 6 Known Wi-Fi Threat Categories
  • Report: Wi-Fi Security and Performance Validation
  • Videos: The Six Known Wi-Fi Threat Categories Leaving Your Business Vulnerable

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