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Topic: Enterprise Wireless Network

Problems with Airport Guest WiFi and How to Solve with the Right Wireless Network Design
Security

Problems with Airport Guest WiFi and How to Solve with the Right Wireless Network Design

Airport WiFi: the bane of the business traveler or jet-setting social media star. If you’re tasked with managing an airport WiFi network, or are responsible for the implementation and design, then you know how daunting it can be to manage and monitor a network on this scale. Reliable, secure airport WiFi is crucial for your users, so before you upgrade your wireless network or start a new design, consider these 4 common airport WiFi problems:

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SecurEdge WiFi: Making Enterprise-Grade WiFi Accessible

SecurEdge WiFi: Making Enterprise-Grade WiFi Accessible

We don't have to tell you the importance of WiFi in today's world. If you haven't already noticed, it’s everywhere. Walk down the street, stop at a café, ride the train; signs of wireless internet permeate our society. What used to be the color TV of the 21st century is now the sliced bread. WiFi has become a utility.  

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Poor WiFi Performance: 4 Pitfalls to Avoid

Poor WiFi Performance: 4 Pitfalls to Avoid

Deploying an enterprise wireless network to support your business or school takes technical expertise, due diligence, the right products, and a bit of finesse. One mistake or overlooked link in the chain can cause massive problems and terrible WiFi performance.

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The Future of the Internet: IPv4 vs IPv6 [Infographic]

The Future of the Internet: IPv4 vs IPv6 [Infographic]

Not sure if you’ve heard, but, the internet is out of IP addresses. Yep, thanks to the increasing number of connected devices (laptops, tablets and smartphones) and new technologies like wearables and the internet of things, we’ve used up all 4.3 billion addresses available in the current IPv4 protocol. Fortunately, the answer to this problem was released two years ago, and it’s called IPv6.

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Using Mobile Technology in the Workplace: Supporting Happier Employees
Strategy

Using Mobile Technology in the Workplace: Supporting Happier Employees

Just over 40% of app users do not use mobile technology in the workplace, which we consider them to be missing out, big time. 63% of those who are using mobile apps at work report their go-to applications save them time, almost a full day a month. 39% indicate they allow them to stay on top of their daily tasks, and 53% say they help them work while not at their desk or physically in the office.

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The Lack of BYOD Security Policies: What's Happening and What Businesses Can Do
Security

The Lack of BYOD Security Policies: What's Happening and What Businesses Can Do

BYOD isn't a new concept, so why do so many enterprise wireless networks lack the necessary security policies to safely support it? A recent survey conducted by Champion Solutions Group, found that out of 447 businesses that both varied in size and vertical market, over one-half of them didn't have a formal BYOD policy and over a quarter admitted they do not have a proper security approach to supporting BYOD. This is rather concerning considering it's expected that one out of every two businesses will not be able to provide devices to their employees by 2017.

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Get to Know the Internet of Things: Impact of IoT By 2020 [Infographic]
Strategy

Get to Know the Internet of Things: Impact of IoT By 2020 [Infographic]

For as long as the internet has been in existence it has been powered by people (humans) and our need to communicate. However, over the next 25 years the growth of the internet is going to be dominated not by us, but by machines (things) and their new ability to communicate with each other. We call this the internet of things or IoT for short and as it stands now by 2020 everyone on the planet will be connected.

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5 Time-Saving Examples of SDN That Will Boost Network Performance
Strategy

5 Time-Saving Examples of SDN That Will Boost Network Performance

Keeping up with emerging enterprise mobility advancements is challenging. It's easy to feel like your're spreading yourself too thin. Most IT professionals are not interested in making their jobs more complicated. However, when we think of taking on any new software-based deployment it's hard not to think of the time and effort that it takes to get it up and running, and more importantly running well. In many cases, the process is noticeably cumbersome and suddenly change seems less of an exciting proposition. Luckily though with Software-Defined Networking (SDN), you can create and implement changes without weeks of software upgrades, steep learning curves and configuration nightmares. If you want to streamline how you manage your network and refine your strategy to implementing new updates, you need the right tools. Tools that actually work and provide real value. To help, here are 5 examples of how software defined networking will not only save you time but also boost your network's performance.

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How to Leverage User Data: 3 Ways Event Wi-Fi Can Improve Your Business
Strategy

How to Leverage User Data: 3 Ways Event Wi-Fi Can Improve Your Business

There are hundreds of moving parts at any event, and your Wi-Fi network is a critical element that can't be overlooked. Your event Wi-Fi should provide every single attendee with the high quality connectivity they expect and want. However, today's wireless offers more than just connectivity, it offers businesses with the opportunity to turn user data into contextual intelligence which will help everyone (including your business) get the most out of your event.

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10 Reasons Why Your Wi-Fi Performance Sucks (Infographic)
Mobility

10 Reasons Why Your Wi-Fi Performance Sucks (Infographic)

Wi-Fi connectivity is the fuel that drives a business. You need great Wi-Fi performance to keep the whole operation running at maximum efficiency. However, this isn’t always easy to achieve and oftentimes you see your connection fluctuating from day to day. Now you’re left wondering where it all went wrong and there is usually no simple answer.

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The Real Value The Internet of Things Has to Offer [Infographic]
Strategy

The Real Value The Internet of Things Has to Offer [Infographic]

The Internet of Things is one of the most talked about trends in the tech industry today. It’s massive size and scope is estimated by some to grow to over 50 billion connected devices by 2020, (although others have that number closer to around 30.7 billion devices), which in real-world economic terms is equivalent to $14.4 trillion in potential business opportunities. It’s so big that it seems almost too overwhelming to fully contemplate.

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4 Smart Ways To Secure Guest Wireless Access To Your Business Network
Security

4 Smart Ways To Secure Guest Wireless Access To Your Business Network

Many businesses today are scrambling to support the increasing demand for safer and faster guest wireless access to their networks. Wifi users today expect a certain level of access, you can't just throw up some access points anymore and call it a day, you need to deliver an experience to your users that enables mobility and security for both them and your organization.

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3 Essential Elements for Designing a Successful Wireless Network
Strategy

3 Essential Elements for Designing a Successful Wireless Network

"I know my wireless network isn't cutting it anymore but I'm not sure how to update my design." This is a thought that many IT managers are probably pretty familiar with. Good Wireless network design is reliable, efficient, secure, high-performing and scalable; all elements you hope are (and in reality need to be) present on your wireless network. However, designing a wireless network is difficult. Even if you have some experience or are familiar with some of the basic design principals, there are so many aspects when trying to create an efficient and effective wifi network design, it can be tough to know where and how to start.  With these challenges in mind, here are 3 tactics that we find essential when designing a successful wireless network.

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5 Lesser-Known Benefits Captive Portals Offer Your Guest Wi-Fi Network
Security

5 Lesser-Known Benefits Captive Portals Offer Your Guest Wi-Fi Network

Castles have moats. Subways have turnstiles. Even houses have doors. When you have something people want, you need to control who has access to it. For many businesses and organizations offering guest wireless access, having a captive portal can play a major role in your overall mobility strategy, not only for network security reasons but for many other lesser-known benefits as well.

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4 Things Your Next-Generation Firewall Should Do For You
Security

4 Things Your Next-Generation Firewall Should Do For You

In the olden days, the line between network security and business contingency fell on two basic choices — either block everything in the interest of network security, or enable everything in the interest of your business; and these choices left little room for compromise. Nowadays, the options have grown considerably, however, these new choices have also brought with them an array of more sophisticated, advanced threats that evade even traditional security mechanisms.

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