Do you have guest access on your company WiFi network separate from your main network? Or do you simply give out the same password and access point information that your employees use? If you give out your password, you’re allowing a guest to play in the same sandbox where your staff accesses sensitive data. What if your guest, knowingly or unknowingly, has been infected with some kind of worm?
The key to providing free guest WiFi access is in segregation and security. Your WiFi guests need to be completely isolated and segregated from your private network. Your guests should not be able to reach, or even see, anything that you use for your day-to-day work.
Think of it like the opposite of visiting a Starbucks with open WiFi access. Instead of accessing a network with a bunch of strangers, you are letter a stranger into your private network.
Learn essential guidelines for wireless security at our Webinar on August 29: Using Wireless Technology and Mobile Devices Securely and Responsibly