Rogue Access Points and Backdoors
The Meru WIPS continuously scans for rogue APs using the same access points that are serving clients. No separate overlay is necessary, as Meru's dual-radio access points can scan on all bands even while serving real time traffic such as voice and video – something not possible with many legacy microcell APs. For simple coexistence with other networks, administrators can white list legitimate APs that are not part of the Meru system. The WIPS also prevents attackers from setting up their own backdoors into a network by detecting and blocking ad-hoc networks.