WiFi for enterprises and beyond
In a perspective of digital transformation, businesses are increasingly implicated in providing technological services in their offices such as wireless network in order to improve productivity and to make life easier for their employees. However it is not only used for internal purposes as employees can receive clients and guests within the company, and for that they are willing to offer them a quality service. But how can businesses secure their digital transformation through the introduction of Corporate WiFi?
WiFi for enterprises, why?
With the installation of WiFi in companies, it will not only provide access to the wireless network to employees but it will also simplify this process as they will not need to ask for credentials at the welcome desk for example, especially for a daily use. Therefore, having a free and effortless access to WiFi will participate in boosting the productivity of the teams as they will be able to get online wherever they are inside the company, hold meetings without constraints and also make video conferences with other employees from afar without worrying about connectivity.
Moreover, corporate WiFi is not only necessary for internal use but also for the clients or guests who come to the company and who are willing to access to the Internet. By having a wireless network, you provide a commodity service for both your employees and their guests but you also participate in the digital transformation of your enterprise.
Guest WiFi, an indispensable brick in the digital transformation of companies
We have seen the importance of having WiFi in companies as a useful tool for employees and their guests but it is important to mention that it participates in the digital transformation of the company as a whole. How?
Corporate WiFi: easy but mostly secure
As the access to wireless network in companies is easy, accessible to everyone and without constraints, it is however inevitable to ensure the security of the system to avoid misuse of this service or information leak outside the company. There are different features available such as:
- Guest password: when the guest selects the wireless network, he is asked to fill out some information to enable collaborators to control who authenticates to the WiFi and therefore give access to the service safely by giving a specific password.
- URL filtering: this solution helps to implement firewall controls to prohibit access to certain websites that do not match with your corporate policy, especially those more likely to contain malware, and also to see the guests’ intention in using the WiFi.
- Firewall control: it will limit the area where the WiFi is used to avoid having random guests using internet outside the company for personal use.