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Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)

Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) is the final version of WPA agreed on by the Wi-Fi Alliance; it implements all aspects of the ratified 802.11i security standard and is mandatory in the Wi-Fi certification process. WPA2 is backward-compatible with WPA and can be implemented in two versions — WPA2 personal and WPA2 enterprise.

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