Why SON May Be SDN Made For Wireless


Is there a path for wireless SDN to come to enterprise Wi-Fi? LTE has architected something called SON (Self-Organizing Network), which has SDN-like concepts – but applied to the wireless side of the network.   Read more

How to implement BYOD with Wi-Fi / WIPS assist

Monitor new devices entering Wi-Fi

| Wi-Fi has become the de facto access medium for smart mobile devices in enterprise networks. Sitting at the edge of the network, Wi-Fi can assist greatly in implementing secure and disciplined BYOD in these networks. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to BYOD management in the enterprise. However, from my experiences working with Wi-Fi and… Read More

Securing your network from bring-your-own-device (BYOD)


Managing BYOD in the enterprise is not a simple task. Encryption, MDM, virus protection etc. as mentioned in Ashley Furness’ post on the subject are all helpful, but preventing anauthorized devices or rogue APs from getting on your network at all is the real goal. WIPS is the perfect ally to all those tools.   Read more

Don’t let BYOD turn into “BYOR” in your network


BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) seems to be the dominant theme for 2012 in the Wi-Fi infrastructure and security space. As people increasingly bring in personal smartphone devices on the enterprise premises, the network/security administrators are grappling with the security implications. Given how engaging the new smartphone and tablet apps are, conflict arises between the users’… Read More