Service Announcement: Secure Public WiFi Service
ITC now provide a managed Secure Public WiFi Service!
We are very pleased to announce our new Secure Public WiFi service! Our new service offices a managed online internet access portal for customers to use whilst allowing you to capture visitor details for future marketing.
Many businesses want to be able to offer internet access to their customers and visitors, however, this is usually done by providing the customer with their internal network password. Our Secure Public WiFi service means that you will not need to do that anymore and we are here to tell you some of the benefits of our new service!
By separating the internal WiFi and the Public WiFi access you can control who has access to your company’s network. It is important to protect your businesses from viruses and malware which can access the network if an infected machine is connected to the WiFi. If someone with an infected machine connects to the Public WiFi your internal network will remain safe and isolated from any issues.
Furthermore, this service ensures that your company WiFi network password is not being shared with everyone who visits you; the more unknowns who have access to the network, the less secure it is!
Protect guests from themselves and others
Part of providing free wireless to customers is a duty of care. This means protecting the individual and anyone else from harm. This means that there is a limit placed on what can be viewed, downloade
d or uploaded via the internet connection that you are providing.
Protecting company network from outside influences
Of course it is important to protect the company network not just in a security sense but in the sense that if your customers and visitors use the same network as you then it is possible that their usage is going to have an impact on the speed and capability of your internet connection. Having guest WiFi means that no matter how many people are logged on it will not effect your workers internet connection.
Limit user bandwidth usage
The other perk with guest WiFi is that you can limit each users bandwidth usage meaning that no one person can hog all of the bandwidth and annoy everyone else who is trying to connect. You can also limit their usage by banning streaming sites and other websites which are heavy on the bandwidth usage.
As if there isn’t enough benefits already, it is also a fantastic marketing tool. Visitors are required to register their details to use the WiFi network these details are then stored and sent to you in a regular report. The email addresses supplied can then be used for marketing such as newsletters!