WatchGuard and Claranet Cyber Security assist leisure and hospitality venues to cater for an increasingly mobile population
Increasingly guests carry multiple mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops etc.) they want to connect to guest Wi-Fi to enable them to remain connected to offices and families. However, providing guest Wi-Fi provides multiple challenges for leisure and hospitality venues. Not least of which is the fact that they are generally large, sprawling buildings, so several Wi-Fi access points are generally required. The problem is exacerbated in old buildings which are likely to have thick walls which will hinder the wireless signal further.
Also, there are the security considerations of providing guests and staff with high bandwidth and fully available Wi-Fi. Because it could ostracise guests if your security policies are too stringent and cause frustrations, guest Wi-Fi accounts need to have minimum restrictions. But this is clearly a dangerous game. It is, therefore, important to have full visibility of the traffic that is travelling on the network to spot any potential threats as soon as they strike.
Hotels face a dichotomy. They need to ensure that they employ robust cyber security defences, whilst providing access to Wi-Fi from multitude of devices. WatchGuard and Claranet Cyber Security can offer enhanced guest network access features to allow hotels to quickly and easily provide temporary user passwords to better secure guest Internet and Wi-Fi networks, whilst providing them the service they desire.
The Claranet Cyber Security Difference
When it comes to maximising WatchGuard products and integrating robust and secure solutions, Claranet Cyber Security has the edge. Designed to meet the needs of specific sectors, types of organisations, and compliance standards, our tailored solutions are trusted by leading private and public sector organisations throughout the UK.