Definitions for "Wi-Fi Protected Access"
Keywords:  wep, wpa, tkip, alliance, interoperable
a standards-based, interoperable security enhancement that strongly increases the level of data protection and access control for existing and future wireless LAN systems
A Wi-Fi standard designed to address the security weaknesses of WEP, while remaining compatible with existing Wi-Fi hardware. The principle improvements over WEP are improved encryption through TKIP, which checks keys for tampering and dynamically changes keys during communications, and the addition of user authentication. WPA2 will include even more security features, but requires specialized hardware and may not be compatible with existing Wi-Fi devices. Back
A security protocol developed to fix flaws in WEP. Encrypts data sent to and from wireless devices within a network.
Keywords:  voip