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Terminology

A glossary of security-related terms:
Acronym
802.11b
802.1x
AES
EAP
Encryption (WEP) EAP or IEEE
802.1x
SSID
TKIP/AES
VPN
WAP
WEP
WLAN
WPA
Term
Advanced Encryption Standard
Extensible Authentication Protocol
Service Set Identifier
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
Virtual Private Network
Wireless Access Point
Wired Equivalent Privacy
Wireless Local Area Network
Wi-Fi Protected Area
Definition
The standard specification for wireless
local area networks (WLAN), often
called Wi-Fi.
802.1x uses the protocol EAP
(Extensible Authentication Protocol) to
perform authentication when using a
wireless network.
A 128-bit block data encryption
technique.
A framework for transporting
authentication protocols to secure
networks: EAP-TTLS, EAP-PEAP, EAP-
TLS, and EAP-LEAP.
A set of security services used to protect
802.11 networks from unauthorized
access.
A sequence of characters that uniquely
identifies a Wi-Fi network. (This
identification number uses a maximum
number of 32 characters and is case
sensitive.).
Improved data encryption for WPA.
TKIP provides stronger encryption than
WEP.
A way of providing users (for example,
remote offices, telecommuters, etc.)
secure access to their organization's
network by way of the Internet.
Physical hardware or computer software
that acts as a hub for users of wireless
devices to connect to a local area
network (LAN).
A security protocol designed to provide
a wireless local area network (WLAN).
WLAN is a wireless network in which a
mobile user can connect to a local area
network through a wireless connection.
WPA works with 802.11 standard, and it
secures a wireless network
environment.
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