Denying the denial of service attack

Farpoint Group |  Mobile & Wireless

Beyond this, additional tools are available to localize and isolate the interferer(s). A few firms and products to check out are AirDefense, AirMagnet, and almost any of the switched WLAN vendors, some of whom are incorporating many new sophisticated pattern-analysis tools to find out if suspicious activity on a WLAN is malicious, or (more likely) just anomalous. Some analysts have suggested putting in metalized glass and even metallic paint on the outside of a building, so as to at least partially block radio waves. I think such an approach, while valid, is a bit much - after all, it's really quite unlikely that any given firm will be hit by a wireless DoS attack. On the other hand, it's much more likely that any given firm will be hit by attempts to hack into the network, both through wired and wireless channels. Good authentication and encryption techniques are essential

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