Best Practices for Outdoor Wireless Security
This paper describes security best practices for deploying an outdoor wireless LAN
Many local governments are looking to deploy wireless LANs (WLANs) to help transform their government processes as part of re-engineering efforts. WLANs offer innovative new ways to improve operations and to accelerate communications and service delivery to agency employees and citizens in the community. In addition, outdoor WLANs can extend existing wired-networkoriented services and applications beyond the current physical infrastructures across the city.
Increasingly, mission-critical business applications and services are deployed on open networks with substantial connections to the public Internet. Without proper safeguards and appropriate security measures, Internet connectivity can compromise the gains in productivity that help government agencies become more effective.