As I flew home from Interop Vegas the other night – quick side note: the event was great, check out an overview and a few fun TechWiseTV Videos: Keynote from Padma Warrior , Managing Beyond BYOD, Is Your Network Ready for Cloud? – I realized that my kindle was not accessible, my laptop was dead and I’d already read the in-flight magazine. Given the close quarters of the commuter plane, I decided it would be okay to peek at what my neighbor was reading. As I glanced over, he turned to an article with a headline that screamed “It could happen to you!!” I then noticed it was a combat handgun magazine and decided I would give him some space.
With no reading materials, I started thinking about all of the situations that we as individuals and as organizations get into that feel secure, but which can actually be quite threatening. Those are the situations that make having insurance worthwhile. When it comes to security on the wireless network, nobody expects hackers and rogue attacks to infiltrate their network, but all of the smart network managers prepare for it anyway.
As technology becomes more advanced, there are so many opportunities for data on your network to be compromised. And not only is data at risk, but as a network manager, you’ve also got to consider compliance issues, RF performance and the time it takes to monitor and troubleshoot. That’s where Cisco’s Mobility Services Engine (MSE) and Adaptive Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Software come into play. Where else can you get accurate threat detection along with efficient and scalable rogue mitigation?
With adaptive WIPS, you’ll have reports on the full range of 802.11 attacks, with advanced forensics for threat analysis and prevention. With constant awareness of the RF environment you’ll help minimize legal liability, protect brand reputation, and assure regulatory compliance-including PCI 2.0 standards.
For more information about potential threats to your network and an in depth look at deploying Cisco adaptive WIPS, check out the recent WIPS Training Session – including understanding the market, a discussion on WIPS deployment and demos!
And if deploying WIPS doesn’t make your network more secure, get in touch. We should talk.
Other upcoming events:
May 17 – Understand IPv6 for Mobility
May 23 – BYOD System Design Overview