Date Added: Jan 2012
Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) surely are one of the most prominent trends for Next Generation Networks. Their future success, however, depends on their security features. In this paper, the authors step back to classify and characterize Wireless Mesh Networks as a whole. This high-level vantage point helps them to define general security requirements and identify unique challenges in meeting these requirements with respect to the characteristics of WMNs. They, then use this framework of requirements and characteristics to evaluate state of the art proposals ranging from standardization effort of the IEEE to results from academia.