I recently enabled onboard WIPS functionality on my WING 7.2.1. (Rogue AP detection plus all wips events) and got a lot of "ap-ssid-broadcast-in-beacon" events with MAC addresses of APs out of my system/control.
I cannot find any explenation of this event in WING documentation. Do you know what does it mean exactly? Is it dangerous? Do you know any place where wips evets are described more
Best answer by Ron Galien
This appears to be an informational event seen by your onboard wips > WING AP / sensors which are detecting neighboring devices / APs that have their SSID’s configuration set to broadcast. Every wireless router (or wireless access point) has a network name assigned to it. The technical term is a Service Set Identifier (SSID). By default, a router will broadcast its SSID in beacons, so all users within its range can see the network on their PC or other device.For your own security purposes you should not have your own SSID’s configured to “broadcast” .