A WIPS monitors the wireless network's radio spectrum for the presence of unauthorized access points, and take measures to prevent an intrusion. Unauthorized attempts to access an access point managed WLAN is generally accompanied by anomalous behavior as intruding clients try to find network vulnerabilities. Basic forms of this behavior can be monitored and reported without a dedicated WIPS. When the parameters exceed a configurable threshold, a SNMP trap is generated that reports the results via management interfaces.

The WIPS screens provide details about blacklisted devices (unauthorized access points) intruding the network. Details include the name of the blacklisted client, the time when the client was blacklisted, the total time the client remained in the network, etc. The screen also provides WIPS event details.

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