A security protocol, specified in the IEEE 802.11 standard, that is designed to provide a WLAN with a level of security and privacy comparable to what is usually expected of a wired LAN. WEP is no longer considered a viable encryption mechanism due to known weaknesses.
NIST SP 800-48 Rev. 1
Security protocol specified in the IEEE Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) standard 802.11b.
NISTIR 7621 Rev. 1 under Wired-Equivalent Privacy