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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Google Project Fi – New Era for Mobile Technology?

Google Project Fi

I view Google Project Fi as a disruptor, from both technology and business model standpoint, for three reasons:
1) For the first time, we are witnessing a MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) piggybacking on multiple major national mobile carrier networks, in this case Sprint and T-Mobile.
2) And for the first time again, an operator is successfully marrying the cellular and Wi-Fi network in a fashion that has not been done before on this scale, at the same time being completely transparent and seamless to the end user
3) If Google Project Fi manages to seamlessly transfer (roam) both voice and data sessions from one carrier to another, that’s again another industry first.   Read more

AirTight at Wireless LAN Professionals Conference WLPC in Dallas

Wireless LAN Professionals Conference: WLPC video archive

AirTight had strong representation at the Dallas conference (February 2015) with 2 keynote sessions and 4 Ten Talks. View the video and SlideShare archive.   Read more

Year of the Horse: Wi-Fi and Security Thought Leadership

2014 Year of the Horse

In the 1st part of a 2 part blog series, we reflect on the Year of the Horse and 2014. In the second installment, we look ahead to 2015 and the Year of the Goat.   Read more

ISP Network on the Home Side and the Role Wi-Fi May Play

ISP Network on the Home Side and the Role Wi-Fi May Play   (blog by Hemant Chaskar)

As the net neutrality debate rages, Hemant Chaskar delves into how ISP networks are organized. Not surprising he found that the ISP core network and service provisioning therein can get pretty complex. Additionally, he found that even at the access layer and in-home networking there are many technologies at work.   Read more

2015: The Year of Experience and Scale

Wi-Fi Scalability and Engagement in 2015

Scale versus Scalability: They are different notions. Scale is mostly about numbers, but scalability incorporates business enablement in addition to scale.

In the Wi-Fi industry, we’ve always talked about “scalability at the edge” which is about higher wireless speeds, more clients served, high density and so on. This will continue to be important in 2015 as more applications and clients connect to Wi-Fi.

However, there is another scalability requirement that is becoming increasingly important in some verticals. I call it “scalability behind the edge” and I think that it will be a hot topic in 2015.

What is “scalability behind the edge”?   Read more

Horizontal Scaling of Cloud Wi-Fi Management Plane

Vertical Scaling - climber

One of the biggest benefits of using the cloud is its ability to scale. In the world of cloud managed Wi-Fi, scale really means being able to deploy tens of thousands of access points (APs) without having to worry about additional resources being available to manage them. However scaling Cloud Wi-Fi is not without its set of challenges. In this blog we will look at some interesting challenges in scaling Cloud Wi-Fi, and how they are addressed.   Read more