Multiple touchpoints to enable secure guest access

IT admins have to manually configure WLAN access points, wired access switches, on-premises firewall appliances, and NAC servers to securely onboard guest users to an enterprise network.

High operational burden translates to higher risk

Misconfiguration in any of these manual steps translates to potential proliferation of malware, greater risk for security breaches, and unexpected exposure of IT resources to guest devices.

More products means more administrative overhead

With each new feature and function that’s delivered as a product to improve guest access security, there’s more for IT admins to do in day two configuration, upgrades, and troubleshooting.

Key benefits of Nile Guest Service

Isolate guest traffic by tunneling it to the closest Nile point of presence (PoP). With Nile’s cloud-powered Guest Service, IT teams no longer need to maintain on-premises infrastructure support for guest users.

For network engineering

Deploy quickly and easily—in as little as one click. Eliminate the need for IT admins to manually configure policies to segment guest traffic from internal traffic.

For network security

Route all guest traffic directly to the Nile PoP, completely isolating it from corporate resources. Nile handles all law enforcement inquiries regarding DMCA.

For network operations

Offload all capabilities to Nile Guest Service in the cloud—IT admins no longer have to configure on-premises firewall, DHCP, DMZ, and NAC infrastructure to enable secure guess access.

For cloud-first organizations

Align guest service with the as-as-service model embraced by today’s modern enterprise by consuming cloud-native IT solutions.

For dynamic environments

Grant visitors network access via the myNile app and easily scale to meet demand.

For multi-site deployments

Eliminate the heavy operational burden of implementing and securing guest access across remote sites for the distributed enterprise.


Real-world results

Reduce risk

by protecting your network, your users, and your assets with zero trust isolation.

“Nile Guest Service allows us to provide internet access for visitors while isolating them from internal network resources. This decreases the possibility of a data breach and accelerates network troubleshooting.”
Albert Jong, Senior IT Engineer

How does Nile Guest Service work?

Customers can access Nile Guest Service from the Nile Portal. The service deploys quickly and easily, in as little as one click. Simply access the Nile Portal, enter a name for the guest SSID, and you’re ready to go.

Define network segments for guests:

All guest traffic will be fully isolated and redirected to the closest Nile PoP, depending on where your guests are connecting from.

Define authentication workflows:

Allow visitors to onboard their devices to the defined network segments per site and user group using simple capital portal authentication.

Monitor usage and performance:

Automatically maintain coverage, capacity, and availability guarantees as new guest users are onboarded to your Nile network.

Related components

Look Closer

Nile Access Service

Put an end to budget and performance compromises when it comes to your access network. With Nile Access Service, you never pay for features you don’t use. Sit back and watch your network maintain itself, just like a modern cloud service.

Dive Deeper

Nile DHCP Service

Streamline dynamic IP address management across all your sites with cloud-like scale and security. Eliminate the need to maintain on-premises DHCP servers and remove the risk of unpredictable outages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Nile Guest Service require Nile Access Service?

Yes, Nile Guest Service works as a complement to the Nile network. Customers can see device details on the client details page in the Nile Portal. Simplified and flexible pricing options are available. Contact us for trials and pricing information.

How can I enable Nile Guest Service?

Once you sign up for Nile Guest Service, it’s automatically enabled. You can customize your SSID name, terms, and conditions. The service ensures that all guest users connecting to this SSID get access to the internet. In order for Nile Guest Service to be activated and functional, IT administrators will need to open ports 443 and 6081 outbound on their firewalls. Once enabled, the primary Nile point of presence (PoP) will be the one closest to each customer site. You can use your own DNS server, which should be public facing.

What will the guest experience be like when connecting to the network?

There are two options for the guest onboarding experience. When a user selects the guest SSID, they can be shown terms and conditions which they must agree to before they’re granted access. Alternately, the system can ask them to enter their sponsor’s name and email address as well as their own. The sponsor will be sent an email for approval, and once they’ve signed off the guest’s device will be authenticated onto the network.

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