The fear of unauthorised intrusion especially is so great that some prefer the perceived greater security they erroneously believe exists on wired LANs.
Happily, the dilemma has now ended, for
Alan Smith, the Sales Manager at KMH Group takes up the story. One of the big problems with wireless networks to date has been how to create full coverage and mobility whilst delivering total security. A further problem for IT managers with complex networks is how to manage large numbers of Wireless Access Points and the associated software. ARUBA have sought to tackle all these issues head on with a product set that covers analysis of initial survey information and client data, thin Access Points which can also be deployed as Air Monitors, centralised Wireless Switches and a family of software tools. The integration of voice and data services is encompassed by a Quality of Service for Voice over IP (VOIP) telephony. We start by feeding the clients building and network parameters into the ARUBA RF planning tool which selects the appropriate positions for the Access Points and Air Monitors. Once these positions have been established, fine tuning can be carried out to allow for known architectural intrusions or variations in traffic peculiar to key areas of the building. The