Driven by the need for mobility, higher productivity and cost reductions through network rightsizing, wireless networks are becoming ubiquitous within all enterprises, government organizations and educational institutions. As wireless evolves into the primary means of connectivity for some of the organization’s most important users, network managers need to be more efficient in how they plan, manage and protect their growing wireless LANs (WLANs).
IT organizations are quickly discovering that WLANs bring a unique set of characteristics, including:
- Users that connect from different locations at different times, and sometimes with different devices
- Dependence on a medium that is out of IT’s control — the air