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.
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.