Wi-Fi alliance has introduced the next generation of Wi-Fi security, the WPA3. It brings new capabilities to enhance Wi-Fi protections in personal and enterprise networks. WPA3 security will support both personal and enterprise domains. The usage of WPA3 personal will be more resilient based on the password authentication. WPA3 leverages Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE), a secure key establishment protocol between devices, to provide stronger protections for users against password guessing attempts by third parties.
The WPA3 enterprise offers the equivalent of 192-bit cryptographic strength, providing additional protections for networks transmitting sensitive data, such as government or finance. The 192-bit security suite ensures a consistent combination of cryptographic tools are deployed across WPA3 networks.
Wi-Fi Alliance is also introducing Wi-Fi Certified Easy Connect, a new program that reduces the complexity of onboarding Wi-Fi devices with limited or no display interface – such as devices coming to market for Internet of Things (IoT) – while still maintaining high-security standards. Companies like HP, Huawei Wireless, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Intel and more have supported WPA3.