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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1x, Wireless Protected Access (WPA) and AES encryption of inter-router transit links.
ReefSwitch technology leverages standards based authentication and encryption methods such as IPSec with 3DES/AES, or Wireless Protected Access (WPA) with TKIP, that have been proven secure and reliable in mission critical networks.
AirFlow's hardware-accelerated encryption also applies to WEP, dynamic WEP, and Wireless Protected Access (WPA).

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