Fascinating Wireless Data
We did a recent survey of Network Magic users and asked them various questions about wireless security. In addition, we did some focus groups on wireless security, going so far as to bring some families in to speak with them. We uncovered some fascinating data points that have helped guide our product development.
Here are some of the results we found:
- Wireless security is HARD. People don’t get it. Keys? Hexadecimal what? SSID what? Of those who hadn’t set up security on their network, 61% answered the question “Why Isn’t Your Network Secure?” with “I’ve tried various security solutions and they are too difficult to implement” or “I haven’t tried securing it and I have no idea what to do in the first place”
- 39% of people said they have had an Intruder on their network recently
- People associate wireless router security with Anti Virus software. They actually think that AV software will help protect their wireless network. 95% answered “yes” to the question “When thinking about the security of your home network, do you consider the security status of each of the PCs in your network to be an essential part of whether or not your network is secure?”
- Laptops and Hotspots. People are really unsure about security when they’re in a Hotspot. Of those who use a laptop in a hotspot, 52% felt their laptop was unsecure in the Hotspot.
If you have other great data points on wireless security, let me know. The category is growing so quickly that we have to stay on top of things to stay current.