Wi-Fi Protected Access definition networking, security
(WPA) A security scheme for wireless networks, developed by the networking industry in response to the shortcomings of Wired Equivalent Privacy
(WEP). WPA uses Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) encryption
and provides built-in authentication
, giving security comparable to VPN
tunneling with WEP, with the benefit of easier administration and use. WPA-PSK
is a simplified form of WPA.