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We all use Wi-Fi but how do we ensure that it's secure?

A bulk of our work in recent times has been in planning and implementing secure wi-fi roll outs in public spaces across Australia as well as the U.S.

 

In actual fact, we don’t mention it often, but we were awarded a contract back in 2014 to roll-out public Wi-Fi across the sunbelt of the USA from Florida to San Francisco – https://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/tasmanian-ict-company-anderson-morgan-wins-100m-us-deal/news-story/b02e8f5a1621fad283b954298f35ff69

 

The need for public Wi-Fi continues to spike, with local councils looking at ways to give their residents fast, secure internet connections in public spaces as well as ways to develop their own ‘smart city’ concepts, which often rely on quality Wi-Fi connections to allow systems like automatic sprinklers which turn on based on the moisture levels of soil, or traffic lights which change based on real-time traffic flow to alleviate jams.

 

Our role is to improve the user experience of these public Wi-Fi environments and the security of the users. There are many ways we protect wireless environments including adopting WEP 3 technology, deploying VLAN environments down to the individual user as well as securing the Endpoint.

 

Endpoint security or endpoint protection is an approach to the protection of computer networks that are remotely bridged to client devices. The connection of laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other wireless devices to corporate networks creates attack paths for security threats.

 

In other words, we ensure that the Wi-Fi network remains secure and protect it against hackers and malware which attempt to gain access to peoples devices and credentials who are accessing the network. This is a process which involves testing the network and securing any potential weak spots that could be used as an entry point for hackers. Our technology then allows us to constantly monitor the network to ensure that any potential issues are isolated and removed to keep all connected devices secure.

 

If you’re a business looking to roll-out secure Wi-Fi for your customers to use, or a local council who are rolling out improved Wi-Fi for your community then we’d love to talk.

 

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