Wi-Fi Protected Access


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Wi-Fi Protected Access

(networking, security)
(WPA) A security scheme for wireless networks, developed by the networking industry in response to the shortcomings of Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). WPA uses Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) encryption and provides built-in authentication, giving security comparable to VPN tunneling with WEP, with the benefit of easier administration and use.

WPA-PSK is a simplified form of WPA.
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The term Wi-Fi Protected Access refers to products that have been certified for interoperability by the Wi-Fi Alliance when using this security technology.
Home and small office users can use the pre-shared key mode of Wi-Fi Protected Access to get all the advantages of increased security without the need for authentication servers or the network infrastructure used in the enterprise environment.
Wi-Fi Protected Access provides an easy software upgrade to existing products that allows WLAN equipment vendors to keep users' data more secure, until the IEEE 802.
The WiSM supports Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP) and also provides extensive integrated security capabilities like Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2), and various types of Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), including Protected EAP (PEAP).
In addition to complete standards-based support for the most advanced EAP methods and Wi-Fi Alliance specifications for Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2) security, AEGIS SecureConnect provides enterprises with:
11a/b/g products with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA(TM)), WPA2(TM), and Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM(TM)) as an internal pre-certification process.
1x for authentication, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2), MAC address filtering and 64/128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), as well as Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall, network management and support for Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through.
Recognizing the need for security, the new 1500 Series are fortified by integrating hardware-based Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption between nodes, and are Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), (WPA), and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) compliant, which culminates in a hardened, end-to-end Cisco unified wireless architecture.
While Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA(TM)) is already available for baseline secure wireless communications testing, Azimuth has now added support for WPA2(TM) tests, an enhanced section of the new 802.
AiroPeek NX and VX feature WildPackets' Visual Expert(TM), proprietary technology that reveals the intricacies of application behavior by dissecting conversations into basic components, while all three products support Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) with Pre-Shared Key (PSK) encryption.