WLANs Make Existing Network Security Obselete

    Date11 Sep 2006
    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Wireless LANs are challenging traditional network conventions and making existing security systems obselete, according to Aruba Networks CEO Dominic Orr. The increasing prevalence of WLAN equipment and the advent of the 100+Mbps 802.11n standard, is making wireless connections a routine part of companies' network infrastructure, Orr said. And this fact is forcing a review of traditional network authentication and security.

    "The security architecture for wired nets, based on using physical port-based conventions, won't work," Orr argued. "You need specific, user-oriented identification, content and location data [to secure the network]."

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