Brefs: Meru improves wireless LAN security

Jan 18, 2006

Software from a Silicon Valley firm is being billed as the first wireless security solution able to function at the radio-frequency level.

Meru Networks says its Security Services Module will be a boon to government agencies and private companies with sensitive security needs that currently shy away from wireless Local Area Networks and Voice over Internet Protocol services.

The system uses a combination of micro scanning, scrambling and radio jamming to prevent eavesdropping on wireless transmissions. Micro scanning allows the inspection of packets and channels for security violations without delaying or interrupting the traffic itself.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Explainer: Is your Wi-Fi secure?

May 21, 2014

James Lyne from IT security firm Sophos recently carried out a two-day public awareness exercise as part of the InfoSec 2014 conference. ...

Recommended for you

Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

just added

(AP)—Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims.

Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profit

4 minutes ago

(AP)—AT&T posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.

Facebook shares profit growth story

8 minutes ago

Facebook on Wednesday reported that is quarterly profit more than doubled amid big gains in ad revenues and a jump in users.

Six charged in global e-ticket hacking scheme

37 minutes ago

Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against six people in what authorities said was a global cyber-crime ring that created fraudulent e-tickets for major concerts and sporting events.

User comments : 0