Wireless Network Security Specialists
So you have joined the revolution and set up or want to set up a wireless network in your home or office. Congratulations! But along with the freedom that wireless brings comes responsibility, protecting your wireless network against intrusion.
Wireless networks are great because they let you connect from anywhere in your home or office. But that same principle is what makes them vulnerable; hackers do not need to be physically connected (wired) to your network to access it. Unsecured wireless LANs are easy targets for hackers, both over the Internet and via "wardriving." Wardrivers are hackers armed with laptops and scanner programs who drive around until they detect an unsecured wireless Ethernet connection. They can then log on and do most anything an authorized user could do, just as if they were sitting at the computer. They can, quite literally, snatch your information out of thin air.
Think it couldn't happen at your home or to your business? Think again. Snatching information is known as "packet sniffing," and can be used to devastating effect over wireless connections. If your wireless network is unsecured, determined hackers could have access to everything you send and receive over your network. Everything.
New wireless equipment and standards are being developed all the time, and each generation boasts improved speed and security features. But hackers are nothing if not resourceful, and wireless networks will always be a target. Wardriving, packet sniffing, and other related activities are crimes of opportunity. Your network does not need to be impenetrable; some added security is better than none.
We specialize in setting up and "locking down" your wireless network to keep out unauthorized persons. There are many techniques out there to do this and we can employ some or all of them to suit your individual needs. Please contact us for details and we can setup an evaluation of your needs and help you to implement the security you need.