Digitally speaking it is often a wide-open invitation for unwelcomed guests to gain access to your network. Sometimes, depending on how you serve your clients, it’s OK to leave the big, “Outside Garage Door” open, but you must always be certain your “Inside Door” is always locked.
Prevent Unauthorized Access
With wired networks, it’s extremely difficult to steal bandwidth, which is one of the biggest problems with wireless. If not secured correctly, others can access your wireless and use your Internet even while they are in a neighboring building or sitting in a car outside.
Not only do you risk a decrease in your Internet access speed (because of sharing Internet), but it’s a huge security risk (because others may hack your computers or share viruses and malware from their computers).
Thewireless network security protects your wireless network from unauthorized and malicious access attempts.
Wireless network security is the process of designing, implementing and ensuring security on a wireless network. It is a subset of network security that adds additional protection for – and via – the wireless network.
Typically, wireless network security is delivered through wireless devices (usually a wireless access point) that encrypts and secures all wireless communication by default and ancillary/enhanced programming.
If the wireless network security is compromised, the hacker will not able to view the content of the traffic/packet in transit. Security Measures:
- SSID Hiding
- MAC ID Filtering
- Static IP Addressing
- Restricted Access
- End-to-End Encryption
- Intrusion Detection and Prevention
- Wireless Administrator Alerting