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Securing Wireless LANs: A Practical Guide for Network Managers, LAN Administrators and the Home Office User

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Whether you are a network manager tasked with providing local wireless access to corporate business systems, or a home-based user, keen to optimize your data communications network, security will be the issue uppermost in your mind.

Wireless LANs are becoming ubiquitous. From hotel lobbies to Starbucks coffee shops, from airports to offices, you can hardly avoid wireless LAN signals. Similarly widespread is the recognition that they are not secure.

Create a communications network with the appropriate level of security for your needs!

In Securing Wireless LANs Gil Held examines how wireless LANs operate, with special attention focused on the IEEE 802.11 standards. He clearly outlines the vulnerabilities in the standard and its extensions before going on to propose techniques and products you can use to overcome these limitations.

Find out …

  • how to optimise the embedded security features of the IEEE 802.11 standards and extensions.
  • how you can enhance the security of over-the-air transmission.
  • which products, technologies and techniques you can ‘bolt on’ to your wireless LAN to provide the level of security you need

For the busy reader:

  • an overview of methods and techniques that can be employed to improve on ‘off-the-shelf’ IEEE 802.11 security
  • a checklist of relevant security technologies and the products they are implemented in

Screen shots illustrating tools and techniques and plentiful examples make this an accessible and thorough introduction to Wireless LAN security.

About the Author
Gilbert Held is an internationally known award-winning author and teacher with over 30 years experience in managing communications networks.

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