Securing Your Wireless to Grow Your Business
In an era of BYOD (Bring your own device) and constant connection, your wireless network has to be able to handle anything. Businesses rely on connectivity more now than ever. Having a strong network is crucial, but having a secure one is just as important.
We have partnered with WatchGuard to bring you the best in Secure Wi-Fi and network security.
Wireless Battle Grounds
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.
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.
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.
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.
Threats to your Wireless Network
Stay protected and connected with Secure Wi-Fi from CBM Technology and WatchGuard. You need a team you can trust in order to protect your business and your clients.
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.
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.
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.
Guests run the risk of having their private communications detected, or packet sniffed, by nosey cyber snoops while on an unprotected wireless network.
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.
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.
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.
Protect Yourself With:
There is no room for average and outdated technology when it comes to securing your wireless network. WatchGuard runs all wireless traffic exclusively through best in class UTM services to protect against a wide range of threats including Advanced Persistent Threats.
On average, attacks on your network take months to detect. WatchGuard customers gain 20/20 vision through Dimension, the cloud-ready logging platform. Armed with over 100 real-time dashboards and reports, IT pros can uncover wireless threats to the network before they become a problem.
Human error is a leading cause of network breaches. Your IT team needs security tools that are easy to install and maintain. All WatchGuard Firebox products contain a built-in wireless controller, which creates a seamless integration of both wired and wireless network security.