SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

June 10, 2009 10:00 ET

Top Performers Transform WLANs From Network of Convenience to Business-Critical Infrastructure

A Focus on Performance & Security Improves WLAN Uptime 121% and Decreases Security Breaches by 10%

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - Organizations that maximize the performance and security of their Wireless LANs can improve the uptime of their Wireless LAN by 121% while decreasing in incidence of security breaches by 10%, according to the Aberdeen Group report, "Wireless LAN 2009: From Network of Convenience to Business-Critical Infrastructure." The research from Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS) details the business benefits derived from WLAN performance and security optimization.

The report uncovers how the industry's top performers have transformed their WLANs from "networks of convenience" to business-critical core infrastructures that are as resilient and secure as wireline networks, with enormous potential for future growth and expansion. It describes why Wireless LAN performance and security management remain critical success factors that organizations must address if their investment in enterprise mobility is to be fully realized.

"At an average cost of over $73,000 of lost revenue per minute of network downtime, organizations are well-advised to pay close attention to the recommendations for WLAN performance and security optimization as described in the report," said Andrew Borg, senior research analyst for wireless and mobility, and author of the Aberdeen Group report. "With almost seven hours per month per full-time IT employee spent on troubleshooting network security issues, the economic impact of not addressing these issues is considerable."

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