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ALSO CALLED: Wireless Encryption, Wireless Encryption Protocol, Wired Equivalent Privacy
DEFINITION: Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a security protocol, specified in the IEEE Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) standard, 802.11b, that is designed to provide a wireless local area network (WLAN) with a level of security and privacy comparable to what is usually expected of a wired LAN. A wired local area network (LAN) is generally protected by physical security mechanisms (controlled access to a building,  … 
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WEP Cloaking for Legacy Encryption Protection
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Several known vulnerabilities and attack tools have compromised Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), making it unsuitable for secure WLAN implementations without additional layers of security. This white paper describes a WEP Cloaking solution.
Posted: 10 Nov 2008 | Published: 10 Nov 2008

Motorola, Inc.

Best Practices in Authentication and Access Control
sponsored by Nevis Networks
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and learn how the right LAN security solution can streamline user authentication for both wired and wireless LANs.
Posted: 13 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Nevis Networks

Best Practices for Securing Your Wireless LAN
sponsored by AirMagnet
WHITE PAPER: This paper details real-world best practices needed to deploy and maintain a secure wireless network. Download this paper and learn how to effectively secure your wireless LAN by monitoring for a broad set of wireless attacks and intrusion techniques.
Posted: 14 Jun 2007 | Published: 14 Jun 2007

AirMagnet
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WEP DEFINITION (continued): …  for example) that are effective for a controlled physical environment, but may be ineffective for WLANs because radio waves are not necessarily bound by the walls containing the network. WEP seeks to establish similar protection to that offered by the wired network's physical security measures by encrypting data transmitted over the WLAN. Data encryption protects the vulnerable wireless link between clients and access points; once this measure has been taken, other typical LAN security mechanisms such as password protection, end-to-end encryption, virtual private networks (VPNs), and authentication … 
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