Security White Papers



(NEW)BLE Guide to Security and Privacy 

Learn the basics of BLE security and privacy and how to leverage the appropriate BLE options when it comes to safeguarding wireless and enabling privacy and security for industrial and medical M2M applications. 


Wi-Fi Client Device Security and Compliance with PCI DSS

For most of today's retailers, solid Wi-Fi client device security is essential for compliance with the latest version of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), version 1.2.


FIPS 140-2 and Wi-Fi Client Devices

FIPS 140-2 defines the U.S. federal government standard for modules that protect sensitive but unclassified information through cryptography, or encryption and decryption. Even though FIPS 140-2 is for the federal government, many enterprises and other non-governmental organizations are interested in FIPS 140-2 because it is a robust and well-defined standard for security. Given the many threats to Wi-Fi® security that exist, requiring FIPS 140-2 validation for Wi-Fi client devices may not be a bad idea.

Cisco Compatible Extensions and Medical Devices

While CCX has been an overwhelming success in the laptop world, few medical devices carry the Cisco Compatible seal. Medical devices that incorporate Wi-Fi radios from Laird have passed all tests for CCX V4 and earned the Cisco Compatible seal. That seal gives OEMs confidence that the devices interoperate with Cisco infrastructures and can take advantage of Cisco innovations for enhanced security, mobility, QoS, and network management.

The Value of Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) for Rugged Mobile Computers

IEEE and industry standards define how a Wi-Fi radio interoperates with a wireless LAN infrastructure, and the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal ensures interoperability. For many organizations that rely on mobile computers, however, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED is not enough. These organizations need assurance that their mobile computers will interoperate with a Cisco wireless LAN infrastructure and support Cisco wireless LAN innovations for enhanced security, mobility, quality of service, and network management. The Cisco Compatible seal gives organizations the assurance that they seek.

The Value of Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) for Mobile Computers

Organizations of all types and sizes worldwide rely on mobile computers for data collection and information management. When a mobile computer uses a wireless LAN, the Wi-Fi® radio in the mobile computer must provide a reliable network connection. If the connection is not reliable, then the device will be seen as unreliable.