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(New York, NY - June 26, 2003) - Jupiter Research, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), announced today at Jupitermedia's 802.11 Planet Conference & Expo Spring 2003, taking place through Friday at the World Trade Center in Boston, that only 28% of enterprises are using point-to-point user VPNs to secure their WLANs and only 29% are using 802.1X - a subset of the new 802.11i standard expected to be ratified later this year. According to Jupiter Research's new report "802.11 Security: Who's Listening to your Wi-Fi?," only 48% of enterprises are using technical solutions to secure their networks from all known attacks today.

"Many enterprises rely purely on "off-the-shelf" solutions with basics such as WEP with either manual or automated rotation of keys, restricted SSID access or MAC-based device authentication" observed Jupiter Research Senior Analyst, Julie Ask. "Larger enterprises are more likely to rely on VPN's and 802.1x while enterprises of all sizes are equally likely to rely on WEP and restricted access available in most off-the-shelf products. Smaller enterprises are both less concerned about WLAN security and are taking fewer measures to ensure WLAN security," Ask continued.

Jupiter Research's new 802.11 Mobility research service helps vendors understand adoption patterns of new wireless platforms to maximize the revenue opportunities. It also helps end users to effectively deploy 802.11 technology, lower adoption costs and total cost of ownership (TCO), and avoid mistakes that lead to higher costs, security breaches and other pitfalls.

The complete findings of this report are immediately available to Jupiter Research clients online. For additional information on the new 802.11 Mobility research service visit or contact Kieran Kelly at [email protected] or call 1-800-481-1212.

About Jupitermedia Corporation
Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), ( headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading provider of global real-time news, information, research and media resources for information technology and Internet industry professionals. Jupitermedia includes the and Network of over 150 Web sites and 175 e-mail newsletters that generate over 200 million page views monthly. Jupitermedia also includes Jupiter Research, a leading international research advisory organization specializing in business and technology market research in 18 business areas and 11 vertical markets. In addition, Jupiter Events include nearly 40 offline conferences and trade shows focused on IT and business- specific topics, including Computer Digital Expo, America's 21st Century Enterprise IT Conference & Expo (

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