RETIRED CONTENTPlease note that the content on this page is retired. This content is not maintained and may contain information or links that are out of date.
The Wi-Fi hotspot is widely seen as the mobile worker's best friend. It can also open up the enterprise to a security-related disaster if not treated with the proper degree of respect and caution. Ensure mobile-equipped employees are prepared for wireless battle before they log in from their neighborhood coffee shop.
Coffee, Tea or Stolen Data?
On the surface, it's a no-brainer: free or inexpensive Wi-Fi access from the local coffee shop, bookstore, or airport represents a convenient way to get online from anywhere. Because these hotspots allow employees to be productive in more places, enterprises have tended to overlook any drawbacks to their use in a corporate context.