The Bell Labs Security Framework:
Making the Case for End-to-End Wi-Fi Security
Published 2007, Posted August 2008
Wi-Fi technology has dramatically
improved the flexibility and productivity of end users. At the same time,
however, it has created serious security concerns for service providers and
enterprise IT managers, risking exposure of critical data across a wide range of
networks. What steps can you take to make sure that this critical data is
This white paper explores the security implications of wireless LAN from the perspective of enabling service providers to prepare their enterprise customers’ security in end-to-end network environments; and delivers the insights necessary to identify gaps and recommend potential solutions in the security of various Wi-Fi standards, such as 802.11i, WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) WPA 2, and WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). Additionally, this paper explores the Bell Labs Security Framework, the foundation for security architecture standards ITU-T X.805 and ISO/IEC 18028-2. This framework delivers a comprehensive methodology for assessing and upgrading end-to-end network security across the enterprise analyzing end-to-end security at each stage of a WLAN’s lifecycle: design, planning, implementation, and maintenance.
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