3 Trends Impacting Wireless PCI Compliance

Wireless PCI Compliance

This is part two of the three-part blog series dedicated to wireless PCI, which is a hot topic for retailers and other enterprises that accept payment cards. We look at 802.11ac, IoT and new network requirements, all of which create challenges for compliance and security officers. But the impact is not limited to just security personnel. IT and marketing, while focused on efficiencies and customer engagement, should also learn about wireless threats and trends. Brand protection is a team effort!

Read on for the in-depth look into the trends that impact wireless PCI compliance.
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Wire-Side Containment – Hidden Gem of Rogue Access Point Protection

Wire-Side Containment - the Hidden Gem of Rogue Access Point Protection | by Hemant Chaskar via Airtight blog

The FCC’s decision to fine Marriott Hotels for unscrupulous Wi-Fi containment practices has set off numerous debates around the use of unlicensed spectrum. Many in the WLAN community have posted their interpretation of the decision and recommended best practices moving forward (see references below). Twitter debates have abounded as well. These parleys have focused on topics ranging from performance, to security, and monetization.
That being said, in the domain of security and PCI compliance, there is one Wi-Fi containment feature that hasn’t been mentioned, but deserves a shout-out as it is still very effective and virtually unperturbed by these events. It is called “wire-side containment”.   Read more

The Growing Prevalence of Wi-Fi Extension with Mesh

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Industry professionals have tended to view mesh networking from a “realist” point-of-view as a niche solution to be avoided if possible, and have never considered the technology the most popular of Wi-Fi capabilities. This pragmatism is rooted in the typical negative performance implications of mesh networks. Just a few years ago mesh capability was limited… Read More

Get in the Game with Wi-Fi Managed Services, Part 2

MSP Cloud Managed Wi-Fi

This is part 2 of the 2-part series on the managed service provider model in Wi-Fi. Click here for part 1. Is Wi-Fi Ready for MSPs? An important consideration when offering Wi-Fi as a managed service is whether or not the Wi-Fi solution you will choose is designed for it, both from the technical and… Read More