The functional and some technical aspects of Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) security protocol that is based on the IEEE 802.11i standard are reviewed. The advantages of introducing systems based on this technology in comparison with the usage of WEP and WPA for the practical protection of wireless local area networks of companies and organizations are presented. The current problem of backward compatibility with older devices with hardware that does not support key technologies specified in the IEEE 802.11i specification, in particular has no support for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as the primary encryption method is described.
wireless network, data, security protocol, encryption method, key, authentication
"Vykorystannia protokolu WPA2 dlia zakhystu bezdrotovykh merezh" ,
Information Processing Systems,