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Companies Still Fighting Rogue WLANs
Tom Dillon, manager for mobile and wireless at Hilton Hotels Corp. in Beverly Hills, Calif., said the management of a Hilton hotel he recently visited assured him that the property's network had in operation only six authorized WLAN APs. Dillon said he fired up sniffer software and quickly detected 15 APs at the hotel, which he declined to identify.
That, he said, clearly illustrates the continued proliferation of rogue APs, which he said IT managers need to battle with strict policies. He also called on companies to institute strong authentication policies to ensure that only authorized users can gain access to wireless networks carrying sensitive business information. That's absolutely necessary, he said, for businesses such as hotels that operate both public and private WLANs in the same space.
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