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U.S. Government Approved Protection Profile - PP-Module for for Wireless Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (WIDS/WIPS) Version 1.0

Short Name: mod_wids_v1.0

Technology Type: Wireless Monitoring

CC Version: 3.1

Date: 2020.09.30

Preceded By: ep_wids_v1.0

Conformance Claim: None

Protection Profile [PDF]

Protection Profile

Supporting Docs [PDF]

Supporting Docs


 

PP OVERVIEW

This PP-Module specifically addresses Wireless Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (WIDS/WIPS). A conformant WIDS/WIPS is a product that can monitor, collect, inspect,  and analyze real-time network traffic and alert the administrator of policy violations.  WIPS functionality is not required to conform to this PP-Module, and it is optional for the TOE to have the additional ability to react in real-time to potentially malicious wireless (IEEE 802.11) network traffic. A WIDS/WIPS TOE consists of multiple sensors that passively scan the RF environment on the WLAN radio frequency spectrum and a centralized mechanism such as a Server or Controller that processes the data collected by the sensors. Conformant TOEs must use a secure communication path(s) between WIDS/WIPS components. The WIDS/WIPS could use an Embedded (be part of the WLAN infrastructure) or Overlay (independent from WLAN) architecture depending on vendor implementation.

This PP-Module is focused on inspecting layers 1 and 2 of the OSI network model as the traffic that the WIDS/WIPS monitors is wireless frames in the RF spectrum utilized by IEEE 802.11 a, b, g, n, and ac. Requirements for other technologies (e.g., cellular) and protocols are optional.

 

This U.S. Government Approved Protection Profile is not assigned to any Validated Products

This U.S. Government Approved Protection Profile does not have any related Technical Decisions

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