Secure, Smart, Simple Wi-Fi For Your Visitors
Offering customers access to a wireless network enhances their experience. It allows them to share what a great experience they are having at your site in real-time and they can stay connected on the move. Frankly, your customers expect this from you and that makes it a necessity for you to provide them with a free wireless network at your attraction.
Now, while meeting customers’ expectations is a priority for any business, it is also vital to safeguard this network with a Trusted Wireless Environment.
Verified Comprehensive Security
When choosing a security solution to protect your leisure and tourist attraction’s Wi-Fi, it must be proven to be able to defend your network from the 6 known Wi-Fi threat categories:.
- Rogue Access Point – attackers can bypass perimeter security.
- Rogue Client – once connected to malicious access points, it will deliver malware payloads to the network.
- Neighbour Access Point – while in range of the authorised AP, it risks infection from connecting to the other SSIDs (Server Set Identifier), which is the name Wi-Fi network.
- Ad-Hoc Network – evades security controls and risks exposure to malware through the use of peer-to-peer connections.
- ‘Evil Twin’ Access Point – encourages users to connect to it with the intention infecting your system and stealing your data.
- Misconfigured Access Point – as a result of configuration errors it can open networks to attack.
Additionally, the Wi-Fi solution operating at your leisure and tourist attraction must allow legitimate external access points to operate in the same airspace. It’s also vital to restrict your employees and customers from connecting to unauthorised, and potentially harmful, Wi-Fi access points within your site.
Scalable Cloud Management
WatchGuard’s Wi-Fi Cloud environment can provide unlimited access points across multiple locations within your leisure and tourist attraction, with no controller infrastructure. The solution also enables you to safeguard your Wi-Fi environment, while controlling your entire wireless network from a single interface. Deployment and temple-based management are made simple through a hierarchical-based structure enabling you to group your access points based on location, building, floor or the type of customer.
The various, and equally important, requirements of your Wi-Fi network should not be compromised by each other. WatchGuard Wi-Fi can support your network and maintain a safe Trusted Wireless Environment while performing with speed, connections and client density. WatchGuard’s full line of indoor and outdoor access point models enables you to extend the trusted wireless environment of your visitor attraction.
“Being able to provide fast and secure Wi-Fi to our customers and employees is a must for our business. We chose Watchguard’s Total Wi-Fi package because it gave us the Wi-Fi security we need. The solution has all the additional capabilities we couldn’t live without, such as engaging with our customers on social media even after they leave our shops. The analytics we receive from the Wi-Fi Cloud also helps us drive business growth”.
– Jamie Stables, IT Manager, AMT Coffee
Offer Your Customers The Best Experience With The Best Wi-Fi Coverage
A Wireless Site Survey or RF (radio frequency) Survey is an analysis of your environments existing wireless signals and potential areas of interference. The report provides you with a visual representation, called a heat map, which literally highlights the necessary areas of wireless coverage and the required access points.
A Wi-Fi heat map shows you:
- The number of wireless clients in need of support.
- Airtime utilisation and demand of wireless clients and applications.
- Areas of coverage and number of access points required.
- The best physical placement of access points.
- Range from clients to each access point.
- Wireless signal strength and potential sources of wireless noise and interference.
- Environmental factors that affect wireless signals e.g. building construction and materials.
Once you have fully analysed your heat map, you can then begin to plan a deployment scenario for your access points based on the physical limitations and signal strength.
Essentially through a Wireless Site Survey, you are also able to track the movement of your customers while on your site. In addition to indicating how best to deploy your network infrastructure, you can utilise this data to improve your business intelligence and profits.