A modern encryption system for preventing eavesdropping on wireless network traffic that solves the problems that plagued WEP. WPA stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access.
A protocol promoted by the Wi-Fi Alliance intended to replace WEP as a more secure means of securing a wireless network. It implements a subset of the IEEE 802.11i protocol.
A form of encryption used for wifi.
Wifi Protected Access was designed to replace WEP as a better way to encrypt data.
A stronger and more secured encryption than WEP to prevent intruders from trying to connect to wireless networks.
WiFi Protected Access has been designed to replace WEP. It provides improved data encryption, which was weak in WEP, and to provide user authentication, which was for the most part missing in WEP. WiFi Protected Access utilizes its Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) for improved data encryption. TKIP addresses all of the known vulnerabilities in WEP. WPA implements 802.1x and the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) to strengthen user authentication
Wi-Fi Protected Access. An improved security standard for wireless networks that provides strong data protection and network access control. WPA was developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance and addresses all known WEP vulnerabilities. It provides strong data protection by using encryption, as well as strong access controls and 802.1X-based user authentication which was largely missing in WEP. WPA is designed to secure all versions of 802.11 devices, including 802.11b, 802.11a, and 802.11g, dual-band and tri-mode. WPA can be enabled in two versions, WPA-Personal and WPA-Enterprise. WPA-Personal protects against unauthorized network access by utilizing a set-up pass phrase, or pre-shared key. WPA-Enterprise verifies network users through an authentication server. In either mode, WPA utilizes 128-bit encryption keys and dynamic session keys to ensure the wireless network's privacy and security. (See PSK, WEP, WPA2). close
Stands for "Wi-Fi Protected Access." WPA is a security protocol designed to ...
Wi-Fi Protected Access. A security scheme that is part of the IEEE 802.11i standard, created by the Wi-Fi Alliance as a measure to overcome known weaknesses of WEP. WPA employs TKIP, increases the size of the keys and the number of keys, and adds a secure message verification system. Also see WEP and TKIP.
WiFi Protected Access. A pre-standard implementation of 802.11i based on TKIP and WEP.
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a subset of the IEEE 802.11i security specification draft. WPA applies IEEE 802.1x and Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) to authenticate wireless clients using an external RADIUS database. WPA encrypts data by using Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), Message Integrity Check (MIC) and IEEE 802.1x. See also WPA-PSK (WPA -Pre-Shared Key).
Wi-Fi Protected Access. A Wi-Fi standard that encrypts information being sent over the airwaves.
Wi-fi Protected Access. An interim security standard for wireless networks designed to be more secure than WEP. It is taken from the draft 802.11i standard.
Wi-Fi Protected Access. a system to secure Wi-Fi networks, intended to replace the current, less secure WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) system. Part of the IEEE 802.11i standard.
Wi-Fi Protected Access. A standards-based security solution from the Wi-Fi Alliance that provides data protection and access control for wireless LAN systems. It is compatible with the IEEE 802.11i standard but was implemented prior to the standard's ratification. WPA uses TKIP and MIC for data protection and 802.1X for authenticated key management.
Wi-Fi Protected Access. A security standard that uses the latest encryption and authentication technologies to provide strong data protection and network access control for wireless networks. WPA was designed to secure all 802.11 devices, and can be found on all 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g products that are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED. (See also: Encryption)
Wi-Fi Protected Access. A security protocol developed to fix flaws in WEP. Encrypts data sent to and from wireless devices within a network.
Wi-Fi Protected Access: a Wi-Fi security standard that works with existing Wi-Fi products enabled with Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). It uses data encryption through the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). TKIP scrambles the keys and ensures that the keys haven't been tampered with. User authentication is performed through the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network.
Wi-Fi Protected Access. It provides a more secure method of protecting data transmission than WEP.
An acronym for Wi-Fi Protected Access, this security standard for wireless LANs was intended to replace WEP until a stronger security standard could be completed. It is designed so it can be applied as a firmware upgrade to older Wi-Fi equipment, although few manufacturers are going to the trouble of producing an upgrade. For a list of WPA compatible products, visit the Wi-Fi Alliance certified product listing, check the box for Wi-Fi Protected Access, and click Submit. Source: TechSoup
A security method that encrypts the data transmitted on a wireless network so that only users who know the passphrase or shared key can access the network or understand the transmitted data.
Wi-Fi Protected Access is a data encryption specification for 802.11 wireless networks that replaces the weaker WEP. Created by the WiFi Alliance before a 802.11i security standard was ratified by the IEEE, it improves on WEP by using dynamic keys, Extensible Authentication Protocol to secure network access, and an encryption method called Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) to secure data transmissions.
Wi-Fi Protected Access. The most popular encryption standard for securing Wi-Fi networks. Since Wi-Fi technology requires that users configure their own network security, users must enable WPA from a personal computer after setting up the network.
Wi-Fi Protected Access. WPA is the new standard in Wireless Network Encryption. It is easier to use than WEP because you can use a simple password rather than a 26 character code like that required for WEP. It also has a stronger encryption method because the code rotates every so often, but the password remains the same.
Short for Wi-Fi Protected Access, a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to improve upon the security features of WEP. The technology is designed to work with existing Wi-Fi products that have been enabled with WEP (i.e., as a software upgrade to existing hardware), but the technology includes two improvements over WEP: Improved data encryption through the temporal key integrity protocol (TKIP). TKIP scrambles the keys using a hashing algorithm and, by adding an integrity-checking feature, ensures that the keys havenâ€™t been tampered with. User authentication, which is generally missing in WEP, through the extensible authentication protocol (EAP). WEP regulates access to a wireless network based on a computerâ€™s hardware-specific MAC address, which isrelatively simple to be sniffed out and stolen. EAP is built on a more secure public-key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network. It should be noted that WPA is an interim standard that will be replaced with the IEEEâ€™s 802.11i standard upon its completion.
Wi-Fi Protected Access. The Wi-Fi Alliance put together WPA as a data encryption method for 802.11 wireless LANs. WPA is an industry-supported, pre-standard version of 802.11i utilizing the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), which fixes the problems of WEP, including using dynamic keys. WPA will serve until the 802.11i standard is ratified in the third quarter of 2003. Close Window
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a specification standard that strongly increases the level of data protection and access control for existing and future wireless LAN systems. Designed to run on existing hardware as a software upgrade, WPA is derived from and will be forward-compatible with the upcoming IEEE 802.11i standard. When properly installed, it will provide wireless LAN users with a high level of assurance that their data will remain protected and that only authorized network users can access the network. The Wi-Fi Alliance plans to begin interoperability certification testing on Wi-Fi Protected Access products starting in February 2003.
Wi-Fi Protected Access. 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
Wi-Fi Protected Access. Wi-Fi Protected Access is a specification of standards based, interoperable security enhancements that strongly increase the level of data protection and access control for existing and future LANs. Designed to run on existing hardware as a software upgrade, WPA is derived from and will be forward compatible with the 802.11i standard. When properly installed, it will provide wireless LAN users with a high level of assurance that their data will remain protected and the only authorized network users can access the network. The Wi-Fi Alliance plans to begin interoperability certification testing on Wi-Fi products starting February 2003.
(Wi-Fi Protected Access) Wi-Fi Alliance standard for wireless security. Supersedes WEP. WPA provides partial support of 802.11i; WPA2 provides full support. See WPA.
Wi-Fi Protected Access. An improved encryption technology that is more reliable than basic WEP Security providing enhanced security for wireless networks.