What Is Guest Wi-Fi?
What is guest Wi-Fi for enterprise networks, and why is it needed?
How does enterprise guest Wi-Fi work today?
Are there any other options for delivering guest internet access?
Organizations focused specifically on providing guest access that enhances their security posture, while also offering superior ease of use, may seek out a more modern and simpler approach–one delivered as a cloud service. Ideally, such a service isolates guest users from internal resources and from each other, to prevent malware from propagating horizontally (east-west) among guest users.
With such a service, guest users get internet access by accepting terms and conditions, and the organization may also require sponsor approval as part of the onboarding workflow. The service tunnels guest traffic to an off-site point of presence (PoP), from where it goes directly to the internet. Traffic passes through the firewall without filtering and IT does not have to define firewall rules for guest users. Such a service also removes the need for redundant infrastructure in the form of DHCP servers and anchor controllers. Internet access should last for only a defined period–the duration of access is not indefinite.
What are the risks, threats, and problems of not having a separate guest access system?
Why is it important to have guest Wi-Fi? What are the benefits of having guest access?
A platform for guest Wi-Fi confers the following benefits:
What are some best practices for guest access?
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