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MSPs: 4 capabilities you need for your secure Wi-Fi solution

In today’s interconnected world, the growing use of wireless technologies creates greater vulnerability for security breaches. Given the rising number of users, devices, and applications on corporate Wi-Fi networks, organizations need to implement a security solution that can ensure exceptional performance and optimal protection to shield their networks from threats. 

Offering Wi-Fi security to your customers can be a great opportunity for your business. As an MSP, you can take care of the configuration, monitoring, analysis, adjustment, and maintenance of wireless networks for customers, or guide them towards purchasing a solution that will protect them in a stable and uninterrupted manner. This will enable you to generate more revenue streams, boost your business, enhance customer confidence, and differentiate your offering from the competition. To achieve this goal, the first thing you need to do is incorporate a world-class Wi-Fi security solution into your security portfolio.

What features should a secure Wi-Fi solution have?

Corporate wireless networks must comply with strict security policies but also need to be flexible so they can adapt to change easily. It is important to understand these needs when looking for the right secure Wi-Fi solution for you and your customers. An ideal Wi-Fi security solution should include the following: 

WPA3 security: 

Enables strong, robust encryption using the latest security methods. This technology provides stronger defenses against brute force or password-guessing attacks by deploying Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE) and ensures additional protection for networks transmitting sensitive data by offering the equivalent of 192-bit cryptographic strength. This security protocol offers dedicated security to your customers.

Wi-Fi 6: 

Thanks to multiple input multiple output (MIMO) transmissions, Wi-Fi 6 allows multiple devices to be connected to a single access point. This means it can host and transfer larger volumes of data by increasing the transmission rate and reducing the error rate, delivering optimized connectivity to your customers.

Centralized management: 

As an MSP, you’re more than likely to agree that corporate Wi-Fi networks should have centralized management. Without it, we end up with a set of independently configured and managed access points, which creates complexity in the network and interferes with security. To avoid this, you need a solution that allows you to manage multi-tier and multi-tenant ecosystems by reducing the complexity of managing multiple services. This will enable you to deploy, configure Wi-Fi connectivity and performance and generate reports for each customer simply and efficiently, as well as create new customers and accounts with ease. 

Real-time monitoring and event logging: 

Efficient and secure Wi-Fi networks require continuous and proactive monitoring to prevent network problems, service quality degradation and vulnerabilities. An ideal Wi-Fi solution for MSPs should allow you to monitor wireless networks to get a comprehensive view of their status, so that you can ascertain signal strength coverage, wireless customer bandwidth consumption, access point usage and customer distribution. This will enable you to diagnose, monitor, and create performance reports to deliver secure connectivity to your customers.

If you want to learn more about Wi-Fi security and how to provide the best protection for your customers' wireless networks, check out our Guide -Top Reasons to Buy WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi. 

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