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Thursday, April 08, 2004

RogueWatch does the watching for you

Whether good intentioned or not, users can create a real security nightmare when they attempt to piggyback onto your network.

Programs such as Netstumbler and WaveRunner survey the airwaves to feel out rogue access points.

Testing with them, however, requires a human (most likely you) to seek out problems in the wireless coverage area by walking around the trouble spots looking for an anomaly.

AirDefense, a wireless LAN security company, has one product designed just for the busy IT professional who has better things to do than walk around testing for rogue access points.

RogueWatch centrally monitors a wireless LAN for rogue access points, using distributed sensors and a server appliance tailored to monitoring this activity.

Posted on 04/08