The security approach you employ in your network design will be driven by several factors. The underlying security foundation will be based on your security policy. Does your security policy have provisions for wireless network connections? Are there any restrictions as to the use of a wireless LAN?
Test for Rogue Access Points
As part of my security consulting practice, I've come across many organizations that do not use wireless LANs for certain systems. Those who set the corporate policy have determined that the security risks outweigh the wireless LAN benefits. If your policy is to forbid wireless LANs, chances are your employees have already deployed their own rogue (unauthorized) APs. It is imperative ...