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Access Points with Integrated Intrusion Alert

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015276D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Nov-02
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

*Main Idea A major shift is occurring with respect to how to protect access to internal corporate networks. Typically access is protected by a Firewall for external access via WAN and by limiting access to buildings (badge access, security guard). Users need to physical access to building or access through firewall to gain access. Firewalls and security checkpoints have the ability to provide notification of potential hacking of network. Security is changing due to explosion in wireless networking technologies. The airwaves are not subject to badge doors and firewalls (assuming you do not work in EMC chamber). It is easy to gain access to network form outside the physical building, if you are in range to an access point. Currently there several ways to protect access to networks