Wireless Government Solutions

Security is Paramount

As with commercial and civilian sectors, Government agencies see wireless networks as a way to improve mobile workforce efficiencies and enhance productivity. However, due to the sensitive nature of the data and information, WLAN security is of the utmost importance especially when national security interests are at stake.

Stringent, layered security requirements are required for US Government use of wireless LANs (WLANs). These security mandates were issued in DOD Directive 8100.2 and require strong encryption, authentication, key management, digital signature, and personal identification based on Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2. Because of the Directive, all DOD, Department of Home Security (DHS), and associated civilian agencies are required to incorporate FIPS Validated security to protect WLAN infrastructures.

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