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Dangers Of Wireless Networks In The Workplace

CEC Sales - Monday, March 04, 2013

Many retail, professional, and corporate computer services in San Jose use wireless networks because of the convenience. There is a meaningful cost savings in both labor and products when working without wires. A wireless installation looks cleaner without miles of wires. Fewer wires is a benefit to the environment at the beginning and end of a life cycle. Freedom from wires, ports, and static installations can really impact how space is used in a facility. Employees are more efficient when they can simply pick up a laptop and plug it into a projector for a meeting down the hall.

With this rosy report, decision makers planning company IT solutions in San Jose surely must put a new or expanded wireless networking on it's short list of important projects - or is there more to consider?

Security must be the crux of the conversation when discussing wireless computer services in San Jose. The password for an average wireless network in a residential neighborhood can be hacked within five seconds from up to four miles away. If the same setup process is used for a commercial application, the dangers of a wireless network in the workplace are greatly multiplied.

IT solutions in San Jose must take into account the high technical aptitude across the Silicon Valley. Some hackers are malicious and want to cause harm and others just do it to prove they can. Data can be read, saved, changed, monitored, or distributed. Approximately 5% of networks that have been hacked never even found out about it.

Fortunately, we plan and implement secure professional IT solutions in San Jose. Avoid an operational, financial, and public relations nightmare. Let us introduce some new networking friends: WPA-2, VPN, and MAC. Secure wireless computer services in San Jose start with a call to us, and end with a smile.

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