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IBM expands wireless security service

Hoping to tap into the growth of wireless computing networks, IBM announced on Wednesday an expanded wireless-security service. Big Blue said its wireless intrusion detection service is designed to help customers protect themselves against security breaches on wireless local area networks. The service includes Linux-based sensors that detect irregularities in the wireless network and identify unauthorized or unsecured access points, IBM said. That information is translated into reports that define the nature and severity of the problem, and it is run through a database that identifies trends or patterns to help “intrusion analysts” respond, IBM said. The around-the-clock service builds on an existing product that involves IBM consultants visiting customer sites to check whether company wireless security policies are being enforced and to look for unauthorized wireless access points. Full Story

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