Risks and rewards of a wireless LAN

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Risks and rewards of a wireless LAN

Wireless local area network (WLAN) technology was deployed at Mount Allison University to enhance on-the-go productivity of our students, faculty, staff and administrators. Whether it’s conducting research, exchanging ideas or gaining access to useful operational information, campus users can now perform such functions in real-time without breaking stride from their daily routines.

These are the tangible benefits of mobility. And while many experts say that such benefits must come with noticeable increases in security risks, our experiences at Mount Allison University have indicated otherwise. Despite the well-known shortcomings in the security features of 802.11-based ...

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