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Wireless security

Wireless security is the prevention of unauthorized access or damage to computers using wireless networks. Various wireless security protocols were developed to protect home wireless networks. In addition to preventing uninvited guests from connecting to a wireless network, wireless security protocols encrypt private data as it is being transmitted over the airwaves. Wireless networks broadcast data in every direction to every device that happens to be listening, within a limited range.

Following are descriptions of the WEP, WPA, and WPA2 wireless security protocols:

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP): The original encryption protocol developed for wireless networks. WEP was designed to provide the same level of security as wired networks.

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA): Introduced as an interim security enhancement over WEP while the 802.11i wireless security standard was being developed. Most current WPA implementations use a preshared key (PSK), commonly referred to as WPA Personal, and the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP, pronounced tee-kip) for encryption. WPA Enterprise uses an authentication server to generate keys or certificates.

Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 (WPA2): The most significant enhancement to WPA2 over WPA is the use of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for encryption.

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Wireless security - Applications
CLIQ® electromechanical locking system improves staff access at QE Hospital, BirminghamCLIQ® electromechanical locking system improves staff access at QE Hospital, Birmingham
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CLIQ® access control solution: Securing South Staffs WaterCLIQ® access control solution: Securing South Staffs Water
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MOBOTIX security system provides high quality video for Le Marchesine Italian wineryMOBOTIX security system provides high quality video for Le Marchesine Italian winery
In the Biatta family, the craft of producing excellent wines is passed from generation to generation. Back in 1985, Giovanni Biatta, the...
French water utility Eau de Valence select CLIQ® access control to upgrade locking systemFrench water utility Eau de Valence select CLIQ® access control to upgrade locking system
Trust and track record are vital attributes in any locking system designed for critical infrastructure. French water utility Eau de Valence set...
SMARTair™ equips new offices in Alicante with real-time access control and modern designSMARTair™ equips new offices in Alicante with real-time access control and modern design
At one of Spain’s newest co-working spaces, the founders’ vision incorporated using the latest in security, accessibility and design...
Aperio® brings wireless access control to Norway’s new Stavanger Concert HallAperio® brings wireless access control to Norway’s new Stavanger Concert Hall
A leading orchestra, admin staff, 200 contractors, and thousands of music fans all need access at various times. Auditoriums, rehearsal rooms,...
SMARTair upgrades security, flexibility and user-friendliness at Madrid’s top business and finance universitySMARTair upgrades security, flexibility and user-friendliness at Madrid’s top business and finance university
SMARTair™ is an access control system perfectly suited to organisations making the step up from mechanical master keys. At CUNEF, students...
SMARTair™: A modern care home starts with friendly access managementSMARTair™: A modern care home starts with friendly access management
Care homes present many unique security challenges. Above all, a residence needs to feel like an open, welcoming space. It must work for the...
Aperio® wireless locks protects patients and confidential patient data at Hospital Maria MiddelaresAperio® wireless locks protects patients and confidential patient data at Hospital Maria Middelares
A modern hospital demands flexible, modern, secure access control, around the clock and 365 days a year. At Ghent’s new Hospital Maria...
Wireless security - News
Siklu signs distribution agreement with Norbain to expand presence in UK and Ireland
20 July, 2017: Siklu Inc., the provider of millimetre-wave wireless solutions, announces that it has signed a distribution agreement with Norbain, an arrangement that will greatly expand its reach to security integrators and installers...
Kwikset launches new Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit for keyless entry and home automation
18 July, 2017: Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands Inc., the provider of residential security, announces Kwikset Convert, the company’s new Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit. The kit will turn mechanical locks – even...
Aperio new V3 platform: Fast, feature-rich integration of class-leading wireless access control
13 July, 2017: Aperio® wireless access control has been supercharged with the new Aperio® V3 platform. Now, ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio® wireless locks react in a heartbeat to user credentials or administrator...
KDDI uses Sigma Designs' Z-Wave Technology for Japan’s first Smart Home service
30 June, 2017: Sigma Designs, a provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for connected smart TV platforms and smart home IoT, announces that Japan’s largest telco corporation, KDDI, uses Z-Wave as the...
Farpointe Data alerts its partners to encrypt wireless access control systems
29 June, 2017: Farpointe Data, the access control industry's trusted OEM partner for RFID solutions, alerted its access control manufacturer, distributor, integrator, dealer, and specifier partners about the potential impact on their...
Axis showcases latest IoT and security technology applications at IFSEC 2017
26 June, 2017: Innovating for a smarter, safer world, industry leaders from Axis highlight the latest trends in surveillance and analytics technology. Ranging from cybersecurity and IoT audio products in retail, to new radar detection...
Protection 1 to feature network security and location analytics using Cisco Meraki AP at NRF Protect 2017
21 June, 2017: Protection 1, a division of ADT, will feature advanced managed and monitored network security and location analytics capabilities such as foot traffic, heat mapping, dwell time and new vs. repeat customer visit using...
Axis Communications and SimonsVoss Technologies to launch IP digital locking and access control system
20 June, 2017: Axis Communications has collaborated with SimonsVoss Technologies GmbH to launch a fully integrated, IP-based digital locking and access control system. The integration represents an advanced, cost-effective...
NAPCO Security launches redesigned SAVI School website under its K-12 and Campus Security initiative
15 June, 2017: NAPCO Security Technologies and its divisions, Alarm Lock, Marks USA, and Continental Access, announces the launch of the newly redesigned SAVI School website, as part of the Company’s ongoing K-12...
AES Corporation appoints Ed Arseneau as Regional Sales Manager for Central US/Canada
14 June, 2017: AES Corporation, a manufacturer of long-range wireless private mesh radio alarm communication products and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Arseneau as Regional Sales Manager for...
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