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WPA3 Can Boost Your Organization's Wireless Security

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The Wi-Fi Alliance has begun certifying wireless devices that meet the new WPA3 standard to make wireless communications more secure and easier to manage. The transition should be fairly straightforward, although for many businesses it’ll mean having to buy new access hardware. At this point, only Cisco has said that current systems will be updated to support WPA3. “Cisco is committed to integrating WPA3 features into our Aironet Access Points and Wireless Controllers via a firmware upgrade so that our existing and new customers can take advantage of the capabilities offered by WPA3,” said Greg Dorai, vice president for Cisco WLAN. A number of other wireless vendors, including Aerohive, Arris, Aruba, Broadcom, Intel and Qualcomm, have stated they’re going to start building products that support the WPA3 standard. However, actual products with support for WPA3 won’t appear on the market until late 2018 or 2019.

Once WPA3 infrastructure products begin appearing, the first steps will be…