Security Issues and Proposed Solutions Concerning Authentication and Authorization for WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e)
The latest development in wireless metropolitan area networks is IEEE 802.16, also known as WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) [IEEE04] [IEEE06] [Hos06]. This new standard brings the user higher range and speeds compared to 802.11 (WLAN, wireless local area network). In this paper, a research is described analyzing the solutions to the security issues in WiMAX (802.16e). At first a global overview of the technology WiMAX is given followed by an explanation of authentication and authorization for WiMAX. Then the security issues mentioned in literature are presented along with possible solutions. Next, the solutions are analyzed using criteria which are also proposed in this paper.