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Hardware tokens add security to wireless networks

Security tokens, like Mobikey and SecureID, operate above the MAC layer, and are thus applicable to any network.

You mentioned that you make use of two-factor authentication (with hardware token) to access a customer's wireless network. Could you please elaborate a bit on the types of networks tokens can work on?

Hardware tokens aren't limited to wireless networks -- in fact, they operate above the MAC layer and therefore can apply to any network. I use the Mobikey from Route1. Another very-well-known token option is the SecurID card from RSA, and there are many more. The reason I like this approach is that, if I lose the token, or my password is compromised (but obviously not both), my network access is still secure. I also like service-based solutions so that I don't need to spend a lot of time administering the solution.

 

This was last published in April 2007

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