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Threats to Your Wireless Network

A fast Wi-Fi network can be a game-changer for your business, but it doesn’t come risk-free. IT professionals must remain vigilant to defend against constant network threats. WatchGuard’s Wi-Fi solutions provide the strongest protection from malicious attacks and rogue access points using patented WIPS (Wireless Intrusion Prevention System) technology.

 

 

Wi-Fi Password Cracking

 

Wi-Fi Cloud managed access points that still use older security protocols, like WEP, make for easy targets because passwords are notoriously easy to crack.

Rogue Hotspots

 

Nothing physically prevents a cyber criminal from enabling a rogue access point near your Wi-Fi hotspot with a matching SSID, inviting customers to log in. Users that fall victim to the rogue access point are susceptible to a malicious code injection that often goes unnoticed.

Planting Malware

 

Customers who join a guest Wi-Fi network are vulnerable to unknowingly walking out with unwanted malware, delivered from bad-intentioned neighboring users. A common tactic used by hackers is to plant a backdoor on the network, which allows them to return at a later date to steal sensitive information.


Eavesdropping

 

Guests run the risk of having their private communications detected, or packet sniffed, by nosey cyber snoops while on an unprotected wireless network.

Data Theft

 

Joining a Wi-Fi network puts users at risk of losing private documents that may contain highly sensitive information to cyber thieves who opportunistically intercept data being sent through the network.

Inappropriate and Illegal Usage

 

Businesses offering guest Wi-Fi risk playing host to a wide variety of illegal and potentially harmful communication. Adult or extremist content can be offensive to neighboring users, and illegal downloads of protected media leave the business open to copyright infringement lawsuits.


Bad Neighbors

 

As the number of Wi-Fi users on the network grows, so does the risk of a pre-infected client entering the network. Mobile attacks, such as Android’s Stagefright, can spread from guest to guest, even if victim zero is oblivious to the outbreak.

Masquerading Attacks

 

Masquerade attacks can be performed using stolen passwords or logins by finding a way around the authentication process. The attack can be triggered either by someone within your organization or by an outsider if your company is connected to a public network.

Man-in-the Middle (MitM)

 

A MitM is like eavesdropping on the person sitting next to you. Information is sent from point A (smartphone) to point B (website), and an attacker can get in-between these transmissions and intercept valuable data such as bank information, passwords, etc.

 

WatchGuard’s cloud-managed Wi-Fi delivers the strongest security, performance, and manageability package.
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