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Guide to Securing WiMAX Wireless Communications



Karen A. Scarfone, Cyrus Tibbs, Matt Sexton


The purpose of this document is to provide information to organizations regarding the security capabilities of wireless communications using WiMAX networks and to provide recommendations on using these capabilities. WiMAX technology is a wireless metropolitan area network (WMAN) technology based upon the IEEE 802.16 standard. It is used for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to, fixed last-mile broadband access, long-range wireless backhaul, and access layer technology for mobile wireless subscribers operating on telecommunications networks.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-127
Report Number


WiMAX, wireless metropolitan area network, wireless network security


Scarfone, K. , Tibbs, C. and Sexton, M. (2010), Guide to Securing WiMAX Wireless Communications, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 22, 2024)


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Created September 30, 2010, Updated May 4, 2021