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Security has long been the Achilles heel of the wireless industry. Set aside the security issues, though, and the case for wireless networking is overwhelmingly compelling -- it's cheap, easy, and portable. Now that the industry is addressing the problem head-on with new solutions for manageable and acceptable network security, Wi-Fi may well be a choice that enterprises should be considering (or reconsidering).
According to an article in the April 26 issue of Barrons, a one-hour cruise in lower Manhattan last March revealed 622 Wi-Fi networks, with two-thirds of them wide open to unauthorized use. And don't think just because you are located in a suburban office park you can escape -- this problem is not limited to dense urban areas. Wi-Fi networks in multi-tenant office parks and employees' residences can easily spill over into adjacent areas inside the same building, or into or across public thoroughfares.
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