Definition: WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy. WEP is a standard technology used for data encryption on Wi-Fi networks. WEP was designed to provide the same level of security that a wired network provides. Since 2003, WEP has been surpassed by WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and WPA2, which are newer security standards that are more secure than WEP. Despite its weaknesses, WEP is still widely used.
Also Known As: WEP is often inaccurately referred to as Wireless Encryption Protocol.