HP iPAQ Handheld Security Solutions Overview...2 Security...2 HP ProtectTools...3 Using HP ProtectTools...3 Odyssey Client...3 Biometric Fingerprint Reader (HP iPAQ hx2700 series only)...4 Special issues related to security...4 Recovering from a locked device...5 Passphrases ...5 Performance considerations related to data encryption ...5 Network Connections...6 Virtual Private Network and Wired Equivalency Privacy ...6...
Protecting the private information on your HP iPAQ is serious business. There are many ways that you can protect your HP iPAQ. Taking advantage of the built-in security features is a great way to start protecting your HP iPAQ. These security features are powerful defenses against data theft.
PIN or password, you can access your device with a back-up question and answer. You should only need to set up HP ProtectTools one time. If needed, you can make changes to any of your security settings later.
For the strongest level of protection, you can set a flag in the device that blocks any attempt to log back in after a certain number of tries. The HP default is to turn this flag off. If this flag is turned on, in circumstances where lockout occurs, there is no recovery from the lockout that will preserve your data.
Encrypting your personal data is the best way to protect your personal information. The encryption process runs in the background, so you are able to perform other tasks on your HP iPAQ during this time. There are two methods to monitor the decryption process. To find out more about encrypting...
Network Connections You will need to configure the networks you want to connect to. Using your HP iPAQ, you must be within the range of the access point to initiate network authentication. You will need your logon credentials to access various networks: SSID, user name, password, and domain name. You will then be able to select an available network from an on-screen list.
54 Mbit/s. • 802.11g is compatible with existing 802.11b networks, but also enables higher speeds. Its maximum speed is 54 Mbit/s, but 802.11g operates in the 2.4-Ghz frequency band. CD that came with your HP iPAQ.
Note: The 54-Mbit/s maximum speed of 802.11g is obtained only when the network contains other 802.11g-based devices. Users who mix 802.11b devices in that network will see a maximum throughput value of only 22 Mbit/s. • The 802.1x standard defines the method of encapsulating EAPs over wired or wireless Ethernet networks.
Terminology A glossary of security-related terms: Acronym Term 802.11b 802.1x Advanced Encryption Standard Extensible Authentication Protocol Encryption (WEP) EAP or IEEE 802.1x SSID Service Set Identifier TKIP/AES Temporal Key Integrity Protocol Virtual Private Network Wireless Access Point Wired Equivalent Privacy WLAN Wireless Local Area Network Wi-Fi Protected Area...
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