Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Security Fears Still Blocking WLAN Adoption

Security Fears Still Blocking WLAN Adoption

Despite the best efforts of the Wi-Fi industry to assure companies wireless networking is safe in the workplace, a new survey of executives finds security remains the leading barrier to WLAN adoption.

Although 84 percent of companies have not had their WLAN breached, "security is the top barrier, cited by nearly half of all companies" as the reason they are not deploying or expanding Wi-Fi networks, according to the report Understanding Corporate WLAN Architecture Choices, conducted by Jupiter Research (a division of Jupitermedia, owner of Wi-Fi Planet).

Companies which spent a lot of time in 2003 producing white papers and talking about WLAN security problems, says research director Julie Ask, are fueling an image of Wi-Fi being insecure.

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