Although wireless solutions offer many advantages, some industry experts believe there are barriers to adoption, including a perceived security risk that a local area network (LAN) or wide-area network (WAN) can be exposed to flaws, enabling a perpetrator to access confidential information."Whenever a wireless-enabled computer is plugged into a corporate network, and certain wireless capabilities are left on, network security is potentially compromised," notes Nicholas Miller, CEO for Cirond Corp., a San Jose, Calif.-based wireless security provider. (See "A Wireless Nightmare Waiting To Happen," page 23).
Mark Lund, national sales manager, insurance & financial services, for Plano, Texas-based Panasonic Computer Solutions Co., does not believe that security for WANs is a problem. As proof, he points to the growing number of local and state police departments that communicate using WAN capabilities.
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