WatchGuard Trusted Wireless Environment
Don’t let Wi-Fi be your biggest security gap!
What is a Trusted Wireless Environment?
In a world with growing open Wi-Fi networks, Wi-Fi hackers are able to not only steal personal information but also spread malware to computers on the network, costing your businesses millions. Simply put, the Wi-Fi system that you installed seven years ago is no longer adequate. As you face the responsibility of evolving your Wi-Fi networks, you’re finding that many vendors do not enable you with the right products. WatchGuard is the only company that offers a framework for building a complete Wi-Fi network that is fast, easy to manage, and most importantly, secure. Companies that offer a Trusted Wireless Environment deliver on these three core pillars:
- Market-Leading Performance: You should never be forced to compromise security to achieve the necessary performance to support your environment with the speed, connections and client density that it needs.
- Scalable Management: With easy set-up and management, you should be able to control your entire wireless network from a single interface and execute key processes to safeguard the environment and its users.
- Verified Comprehensive Security: You need proof that the security solution that defends your business against Wi-Fi attacks can deliver on the following benefits:
- Provide automatic protection from the six known Wi-Fi threat categories
- Allow legitimate external access points to operate in the same airspace
- Restrict users from connecting to unsanctioned Wi-Fi access points
WatchGuard Secure, Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi
WatchGuard doesn’t just offer Wi-Fi connectivity, we offer patented security, increased productivity, and improved customer satisfaction. When you deploy a WatchGuard access point that has WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud enabled, you unlock invaluable tools to take your business to the next level with industry-leading wireless security, engaging captive portals, location-based analytics engine, and centralized management.
Miercom verifies that WatchGuard is the only company to automatically detect and prevent the six known Wi-Fi threat categories.
The Six Known Wi-Fi Threat Categories That Leave Your Business Vulnerable
Rogue Access Point
Allows attackers to bypass perimeter security.
Delivers malware payloads to the network after connecting to malicious APs.
Neighbor Access Point or Client Misassociation
Risks infection from connecting to other SSIDs while in range of the authorized AP.
Uses peer-to-peer connections to evade security controls and risk exposure to malware.
"Evil Twin" Access Point
Lures users to connect to it so as to spy on traffic, steal data and infect systems.
Misconfigured Access Point
Opens networks to attack as a result of configuration errors.
Solution Brief - Trusted Wireless Environment
Don’t let Wi-Fi be your biggest security gap. Hackers prefer to go after the weak link in the security chain and it doesn’t take much to hack into the Wi-Fi network using easily accessible tools and a plethora of online how-to videos. What’s worse – your business networks become compro-mised due to malware implanted and credentials stolen over Wi-Fi, and it can cost millions in fines and breach remediation expenses to fix.
Miercom Wi-Fi Security Report
|WatchGuard AP420||Aruba IAP335||Cisco Meraki MR53||Ruckus R710|
|“Evil Twin” AP||P||P||P||F||P||MP||P||F|
|P = Pass||F = Fail||MP = Marginal Pass|
View the full Miercom report: www.watchguard.com/wifi-security-report
Don’t Let Wi-Fi Be Your Biggest Security Gap
In 2017, there were 8.4 billion connected devices and the volume is expected to hit 20.4 billion by 2020, according to analyst firm Gartner. Hackers prefer to go after the weak link in the security chain and it doesn’t take much to hack into the Wi-Fi network using easily accessible tools and a plethora of online how-to videos. Even the most rookie hacker can intercept traffic flowing over Wi-Fi and steal valuable data from your smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, or laptop. What’s worse - your business networks become compromised due to malware implanted and credentials stolen over Wi-Fi, and it can cost millions in fines and breach remediation expenses to fix.
Create a Trusted Wireless Environment with WatchGuard
With WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud and WIPS (Wireless Intrusion Prevention System), it is easy to quickly create a Trusted Wireless Environment with WIPS and automatically protect your Wi-Fi network against the six known Wi-Fi threat categories.
WIPS is a collection of features that run on WatchGuard APs and Wi-Fi Cloud. You can use WatchGuard APs for both Wi-Fi access and WIPS security protection, or you can use APs as dedicated WIPS security sensors that you can deploy together with other WatchGuard APs or third-party APs and Wi-Fi controllers.
To create a Trusted Wireless Environment, WatchGuard APs must have either a Total Wi-Fi or Secure Wi-Fi AP management subscription.