A Manager’s Guide To Wireless Hotspots

How To Take Advantage Of Them While Protecting The Security Of Your Corporate Network
By Motorola
Published 2007, Posted December 2007




In urban environments, wireless Internet access is an easy find for anyone with a notebook or handheld computer that supports the wireless LAN protocol known as Wi-Fi. The term “hotspot” has become a part of the public lexicon, referring to a place where a user can connect to a public Wi-Fi network. There are more than 150,000 Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide today. Some of these, namely municipal hotspots, span entire cities.


In coffee shops, hotels, airport terminals and libraries, public Wi-Fi hotspots are increasingly becoming commonplace. Hotspots are convenient, but there are safety risks that come with using them. Some are safer than others, and they should be used cautiously.


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