The Need for Wireless Intrusion Prevention in Retail Networks
Firewalls and VPNs are well-established perimeter security solutions. The introduction of wireless technologies has created a new category of entry point circumventing traditional security components. Many recently publicized data breaches in the retail industry have exploited wireless vulnerabilities. Attackers have been able to access sensitive applications and databases regardless of security systems such as firewalls and VPNs. Wireless intrusion prevention is required to thwart wireless attacks and provides the least costly method of adhering to the PCI DSS wireless security requirements.