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WLAN security still weak in most businesses: In-Stat

Despite the ratification of key wireless standards, the actual use of stronger security mechanisms in current WLAN ...


October 4, 2006  


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Despite the ratification of key wireless standards, the actual use of stronger security mechanisms in current WLAN deployments is low, reports In-Stat.

That may soon change, however, as many companies will bolster WLAN security over the next several years, the high-tech market research firm says.

Within wireless security, In-Stat has identified two addressable markets: security for portable devices, and security to protect network operations and assets in the business premises. Together, these markets are projected to reach US$4.4 billion by 2010.

“For WLANs to successfully move beyond limited installations in ‘carpeted’ conference rooms and lobbies, businesses must employ a variety of security mechanisms,” says Victoria Fodale, In-Stat analyst.

“Much of the security revenue for business clients will be generated by solutions that protect data when it is transmitted or stored on portable devices, including enterprise platforms that centrally manage and provision encryption applications.”

Further information is available at www.in-stat.com.