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Considering Wireless? Concerned About Wireless Network Security Issues?

Businesses have several technology choices for transmitting data between buildings or sites. Although wireless technology typically costs less and is faster to deploy than wired alternatives, concerns about the security of wireless connections have often made people think twice about deploying these solutions. Indeed, there have been well-publicized reported data security breaches associated with wireless LAN systems, and the idea that wireless signals may be able to be received at locations other than just where the desired receiver is located can certainly raise fears regarding data security.

 

BridgeWave Narrow Beam Antenna PatternBridgeWave's Secure Enterprise Wireless Solution

BridgeWave Communications offers point-to-point wireless bridges in the millimeter wave spectrum at 60 GHz and 80 GHz, providing full Gigabit Ethernet communications. Operating in these upper millimeter-wave frequency bands enables cost-effective multi-gigabit operation (due to the large spectrum allocations) and, in addition, mitigates the traditional security risks associated with lower-frequency wireless transmissions platforms. As frequency increases, antenna beamwidths decrease, so with even a compact, one-foot 60 or 80 GHz antenna, the radio beamwidths are on the order of one degree or less! The extremely narrow beam widths effectively provide virtual pipes between the ends of the links, making signal interception or jamming virtually impossible.

 

The Strongest Encryption Available Today

Beyond the exceptional physical layer security, BridgeWave provides an additional layer of security by offering built-in 256-bit AES data encryption – the strongest encryption commercially available. This is an ideal solution for organizations that require all sensitive data leaving their buildings or sites to be protected by the strongest encryption standards available. BridgeWave provides the highest capacity millimeter wave systems today. Coupled with the built-in AES, BridgeWave provides you with the most secure wireless system in the marketplace. Talk with one of our experts about deploying and maintaining a BridgeWave Communications point-to-point wireless solution for your business.


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Enterprise

  • "Virtual pipes" protect sensitive corporate information and customer data
  • Built-in encryption solution is simple to deploy and cost-effective

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Healthcare

  • Supports HIPAA-compliant network deployments
  • Wire-speed encryption for maximum throughput of large file transfers

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Government

  • FIPS-certified implementation complies with government encryption policies
  • Meets "Top Secret" security standards

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Finance

  • Network management traffic can be physically separated from application data flows
  • Cipher Block Chaining (128-bit blocks) conceals patterns in plain-text

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