Don’t Let Wi-Fi Be Your Biggest Security Gap

In 2017 there were more than 8.4 billion connected devices and the volume is expected to hit 20.4 billion by 2020, according to Gartner. Hackers tend to go after the weak link in a security chain and it doesn’t take much to hack into a Wi-Fi network using easily accessible tools and online how-to videos.

Even a rookie hacker can steal valuable data from your laptop, tablet smartphone or smartwatch by intercepting traffic flowing over Wi-Fi. What’s worse – your business networks become compromised due to implanted malware, leading to credentials being stolen over Wi-Fi which can cost millions in fines and breach remediation expenses to fix.

What is a Trusted Wireless Environment?

Almost every organisation now has a Wi-Fi environment and threats constantly evolve enabling hackers to steal personal data and spread malware into your network which has the potential to cost your organisation millions of pounds.

A Wi-Fi solution put in seven years ago is no longer able to protect you against these threats. WatchGuard is the only Wi-Fi solution company that offers a framework allowing you to build a Wi-Fi network that is easy to manage, fast and above all, secure.

Companies offering a Trusted Wireless Environment deliver on these three core pillars:

  1. Market-Leading Performance: You should not have to compromise on security to achieve the performance you need to support your Wi-Fi environment.
  2. Scalable Management: You should be able to easily set up and control your wireless network from a single interface and execute key processes to safeguard your environment and users.
  3. Scalable Verified Comprehensive Security: You need proof that the security solution defending your organisation against Wi-Fi attacks…o Provides automatic protection from the six known Wi-Fi threat categories
    • Allows legitimate external access points to operate in the same airspace
    • Restricts users from connecting to rogue Wi-Fi access points

By offering more than just Wi-Fi connectivity, Wi-Fi security from WatchGuard stands apart from other providers by automatically detecting and preventing ALL of the most common Wi-Fi threats simultaneously.

The Six Known Wi-Fi Threat Categories That Leave Your Business Vulnerable

Rogue Access Point

Allows attackers to bypass perimeter security.

Rogue Client

Delivers malware payloads to the network after connecting to malicious APs.

Neighbour Access Point or Client Mis-association

Risks infection from connecting to other SSIDs while in range of an authorised Access Point.

Ad-Hoc Network

Uses peer-to-peer connections to evade security controls and risk exposure to malware.

“Evil Twin” Access Point

Lures users to connect to it so it can spy on traffic, steal data and infect systems.

Misconfigured Access Point

Opens networks to attack as a result of configuration errors.

The 6 Known Wi-Fi Threat Categories Targeting Your Business
and How to Defend Against Them

Wi-Fi Cloud

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi

WatchGuard’s Secure Wi-Fi Solution is engineered to provide you with a safe, protected space for your Wi-Fi environments which is free of administrative headaches and with greatly reduced costs. The WatchGuard Wi-Fi Solution has expansive engagement tools and gives you visibility into business analytics. It delivers the competitive advantage your business needs to succeed.

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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.

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