In the past five years, steady movement to WiFi networks has profoundly impacted businesses and end users. When organizations began to leverage WiFi, they found that it created a good deal of flexibility for users to work wherever they wanted within an organization’s campus. From that shift, many additional benefits became apparent. There were increases in agility, productivity, and morale. Users were no longer forced into working from their desks or conference rooms where network drops resided. WiFi also provides some businesses a way to market their goods and services by providing free guest WiFi to customers fronted by a captive portal. For that, WiFi has always presented a security risk. We design and implement WiFi solutions tailored to the customer providing industry standards in security.
Many IT admins will counter that critical servers and applications are moving to the cloud, so there is nothing of value on the wireless network. This sentiment belies a simple truth. Your end users’ systems are on the WiFi network. If a hacker can directly access your users’ systems, they have a chance to break through to other IT resources. Even with critical applications and infrastructure moving to the cloud, the system is still the gateway to the IT resources your users utilize daily.