Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems or WIPS

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This presentation is about Wireless Intrusion Prevention System also known as WIPS. It is a technology that is required to solve the security threats due to insecure or unmanaged use of WiFi equipments in a corporate network .

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Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems or WIPS

  1. 1. W I PS?
  2. 2. W I PS stands for Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems
  3. 3. It provides security cover to wireless infrastructure
  4. 4. Security is the protection of Assets
  5. 5. How ?
  6. 6. Lock
  7. 7. Watch
  8. 8. or Monitor
  9. 9. In Information Technology
  10. 10. Security is the protection of Assets ^ Information
  11. 11. How ?
  12. 12. … through the use of T raining, P rocesses and T echnology
  13. 13. Internet Firewall shields inside from outside Outside is insecure Network (LAN) is confined to wires Inside is secure Conventional LAN
  14. 14. Internet Wireless security holes bypass the firewall Network not confined to wires or the building anymore Firewall shields inside from outside Wireless LAN
  15. 15. RF Signal can’t be contained within a physical boundary Hence, spillage of RF signals causes serious security threats…
  16. 16. Examples of WiFi Security Threats Eavesdropping Unauthorized Access Wi-Phishing Honeypots External APs Key Cracking External Users Rogue AP Misconfigured AP Firewall, Wired IPS Wireless DoS Ad hoc Connections
  17. 17. Why not just ban WiFi?
  18. 18. Simply having a “No WiFi” policy does not make you immune to WiFi Threats
  19. 19. So, What can we do about it ?
  20. 20. Lock and … … Monitor
  21. 21. How ?
  22. 22. WPA/WPA2 to Lock Down WiFi Network Eavesdropping Unauthorized Access Wi-Phishing Honeypots External APs Cracking External Users Rogue AP Misconfigured AP Firewall, Wired IPS Wireless DoS WPA, WPA2 Ad hoc Connections
  23. 23. Misconfigured AP Adhoc connections Firewall Wired IPS SPAM URL filtering WPA, WPA2 Rogue AP WIPS to cover Wireless Infrastructure Eavesdropping Unauthorized Access Wi-Phishing Honeypots External APs Cracking External Users Wireless DoS
  24. 24. Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) Detect WiFi misuse and attacks Block WiFi misuse and attacks Locate WiFi devices
  25. 25. Md Sohail Ahmad [email_address] Thank You! The Global Leader in Wireless Security Solutions www.airtightnetworks.com

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