Like any network infrastructure, wireless networks are vulnerable to attack. Datasat products bring enterprise-class security to wireless IP networks. In addition, a Layer 3 architecture dramatically reduces the network surface area available for attack.

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The Highest Enterprise Security

Security and reliability is central to Datasat products, with 802.1x security, the highest levels of encryption and support for RADIUS/AAA based secure authentication. Datasat wireless devices networks build upon open standard security techniques including AES, WEP-2 AES, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, RADIUS and TKIP. These standards comprise of security requirements including authentication, authorisation and access control; encryption and the detection and mitigation of attacks. All QuadraFlex products support Department of Defence required levels of security which mandates the use of 802.11i/WPA2 and 802.1X/EAP-TLS, including ‘over the air’ data integrity using 128-bit AES encryption. In addition, QuadraFlex supports WPA2-Enterprise with the EAP-TLS option considered the most secure standard by the Department of Defence and other international agencies.

The Security Power of Layer 3

By segregating traffic over the network, a Layer 3 architecture is inherently more secure. By extending Layer 3 intelligence to the edge reduces the surface area that is available for attack. The reason for this is that Layer 2 switches have limited security capabilities with security policies set and executed by the central controller. Layer 3 allows granular security rules to be administered on the router via Layer 3 Access Control Lists. So if any router is compromised, the attacker only has access to the subnet controlled by that device.

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