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Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS)

A wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) is network security hardware or software designed to continuously monitor devices and prevent them from connecting to a wireless LAN network whenever malicious activity is suspected. The WIPS scans the network and reports, blocks, or drops various forms of wireless threats including misconfigured devices, rogue access points (AP), and denial of service attacks so that all local networks and information assets are protected.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS)

Many users connect mobile devices to the wireless enterprise network using Wi-Fi. Although Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) offers some level of security through its encrypted user and data authentication, if someone gets into the wireless network, they can still hack into other devices on the network. These types of attacks are usually only detected over wireless airwaves. SMBs typically use third party services that provide devices or software integrated with WIPS.

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