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RE: Wireless range limiting
From: "Nathan Sherlock" <nathans () cyberklix com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 12:27:49 -0400

Never heard of that tool but sounds very interesting and would really
like the name of it.

Currently we are managing an AirTight platform for a client that does
blocking using carefully positioned WIPS (Wireless Intrusion Prevention)
sensors.

Within the AirTight Mgr, we simply set a policy where only Authorized
Corporate Clients (laptops desktops) can connect to Authorized Corporate
AP's - it is key that these two lists are compiled in advance of any
WIPS deployment. This results in any connectivity, outside the applied
policy, being rejected.  All floor plans are uploaded to the AirTight
Mgr and policy violation attempts produce SMTP alerts.

Another key item is buying enough sensors and positioning them to
account for 'line-of-site' and 'triangulation' issues.

All this adds up to a somewhat expensive proposition when you are
talking about multiple floors in an office building.

Regards,
Nathan

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Charles Hardin
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 11:41 AM
To: wifisec () securityfocus com; security-basics
Subject: Wireless range limiting

A co-worker of mine was recently telling me of a tool he had seen
several years ago. A utility where you could upload a floor plan of
your building and specify where your access points are located. You
could then walk around your perimeter with a wireless client with an
agent on it that would allow you to marcate the physical boundries of
where you want the wireless signal to reach and it would reject
clients outside this range based on the signal.

Has anyone ever heard of anything remotely like this?

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