For enterprises wanting to get into the nitty gritty of the wireless authentication standard, here’s a detailed primer that should untie knots
Security for wireless access points has come a long way in the last five years thanks to the IEEE’s 802.1X standard to help authenticate and secure both wireless and wired LANs. But it can be tricky for enterprises to set up.
In fact, as this analysis from Network World U.S. points out, it opens a network up to potential connectivity trouble. So this somewhat lengthy piece offers network and security administrators help in nailing things down.
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Among the useful tips here are the utilities such as Radius Test for Windows (shareware available for a free 15 day test, US$29.95 for up to four licences) and Radlogin for Windows, FreeBSD, Sparc Solaris and Linux platforms.
IDC Analyst Connection – Unified Threat Management: Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Network Security
This IDC Analyst Connection looks at the the benefits of using a UTM platform integrated with network connectivity and how it will save the enterprise money, reduce the number of vendors' products needed to be purchased, improve the communications between devices, offer the opportunity for organizations to deploy more sophisticated capabilities, and vastly improve security.