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Tired of Rogues - Solutions for Detecting & Eliminating Rogue Wireless Networks
Enterprises that delay in deploying 802.11 wireless LANs face increasing risks of employees installing their own rogue wireless LANs to the enterprise network. Driven by the desire for mobility and fueled by the decreasing prices of wireless LAN hardware, these employees circumvent an enterprise's investment in IT security by plugging a $60 wireless LAN access point into an Ethernet jack and connecting a $50 wireless access card to a station. This paper provides an overview of the risks organizations face from the proliferation of rogue wireless LANs and describes multiple approaches to detect rogue networks.