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Security concerns hamper corporate Wi-Fi

Firms that are unconvinced about the wisdom of installing an 802.11b network may find their employees decide to rectify the situation with a trip to Dixons. The booming enthusiasm for wireless connectivity among office workers is proving a headache for IT managers. At a debate at the NetEvents European Press Summit last week, industry figures warned that firms who are reluctant to install a corporate Wi-Fi network because of concerns over security and scalability may find that staff take the matter into their own hands. “The main security problem with wireless comes when an employee buys an access point at Dixons and plugs it into an insecure wired network,” said Brice Clark, director of worldwide strategic planning for HP ProCurve. “The point that many people miss is that the first stage in creating a secure wireless network is to create a secure wired one.” Full Story

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