Wi-Fi doesn’t give you a competitive advantage, it offers you a chance to compete. With benefits ranging from increased productivity to improved customer satisfaction, implementing a wireless network for your employees and guests has become the table stakes of doing business. Enabling Wi-Fi is easy. Security is the challenge. Implementing the wrong technology puts your corporate data, customer privacy, and reputation at risk.
Wireless Battle Grounds
Remote Office As the number of telecommuters continues to rise, so does the number of security threats. Corporate resources and customer data mixed with personal and family web surfing creates a dangerous combination.
Corporate Organizations around the globe are cutting the cord, and walking away from their desks. High speed 802.11ac wireless connections empower workers to jump from meeting to meeting, without losing a blazing fast connection.
Guest Wi-Fi Need high quality Wi-Fi for guests that stay for longer periods of time? Between streaming media and doing business, guests require reliable, always-on wireless access.
Public Hotspot Wi-Fi is a must-have for the modern retailer or coffee shop. Hotspots have become a marketers ally, delivering “proximity marketing” benefits along with driving repeat customers.
Problems Across Key Industries:
Threats to Your Wireless NetworkA fast wireless network can be a game-changer for your business, but it doesn’t come risk-free. IT professionals must remain vigilant to defend against these threats.
Wi-Fi Password Cracking Wireless access points that still use older security protocols, like WEP, make for easy targets because passwords are notoriously easy to crack. Watch the video Rogue Hotspots Nothing physically prevents a cyber criminal from enabling a foreign access point near your hotspot with a matching SSID, which invites customers to log in. Users that fall victim to the rogue AP are susceptible to a malicious code injection that often goes unnoticed. Watch the video Planting Malware Customers who join a guest wireless network are susceptible to unknowingly walking out with unwanted malware, delivered from bad-intentioned neighboring users. A common tactic used by hackers is to plant a backdoor on the network, which allows them to return at a later date to steal sensitive information. Watch the video Eavesdropping Guests run the risk of having their private communications detected, or packet sniffed, by nosey cyber snoops while on an unprotected wireless network. Watch the video
Data Theft Joining a wireless network puts users at risk of losing private documents that may contain highly sensitive information to cyber thieves who opportunistically intercept data being sent through the network. Watch the video Inappropriate and Illegal Usage Businesses offering guest Wi-Fi risk playing host to a wide variety of illegal and potentially harmful communication. Adult or extremist content can be offensive to neighboring users, and illegal downloads of protected media leave the business susceptible to copyright infringement lawsuits. Bad Neighbors As the number of wireless users on the network grows, so does the risk of a pre-infected client entering the network. Mobile attacks, such as Android’s Stagefright, can spread from guest to guest, even if victim zero is oblivious to the outbreak.