Wireless Intrusion Detection Software
Wireless Intrusion Detection Software is a type of program that finds Hardware Intruders (Drive-by Hackers) on your wireless network.
It is the idea that with an additional layer of intelligence, software can determine if a computer that is found on a network is actually a good computer or an Intruder.
Who Is On My Wifi fits into this category of software.
There are various ways for a software program to know if a computer should or should not be on the network. Who Is On My Wifi for instance, shows the user the list of all computers and lets them determine what the Good computers are and them assumes that all other computers are “Unknown” computers.
This could also be enhanced to allow for the scheduling of allowed network activity, to notify IT Administrators when a computer is for some reason on the network at 2am, when the employee only works 9am to 5pm.
There is a lot of intelligence that can be built into these kinds of software that actively monitor networks and try to help Small Businesses or large Corporations keeps their networks effectively monitored.
Because this class of software is called Detection software, at this point, when an Unknown computer is found on the network, the software usually gives some form of notification to the user or IT Administrator. Common forms of notification are e-mail, SMS messages, voice notifications, etc.