Open, public WiFi access is now expected just about everywhere, from shopping malls and hotel chains to small businesses and residential complexes.

If you have a guest WiFi hotspot, you need to protect the network from a wide range of online security threats. You also need to protect guest users from illegal or unwanted acts that could result in legal liabilities and reputational damage.

This doesn’t have to be as complicated – or expensive – as it sounds. With DNS URL Filtering, you can manage both risks by restricting access to certain sites and types of content over the guest network.

Secure access to high-performing WiFi hotspots

Enterprise content filtering to safeguard your business

Remain relevant and competitive

A reliable guest WiFi network is more a must-have than a nice-to-have if you want to remain relevant in today’s market. DNS URL Filtering lets you invest in this capability without having to worry about the security risks, required expertise or added infrastructure associated with running this type of service. Our solution keeps up with the latest online security risks and prevention measures, enabling you to provide safe access to a high-performing guest WiFi service.

Protect your business reputation

Because you’re able to manage and control access to the guest WiFi network, you can set up policies for accessing web content

That will help you comply with laws and regulations for protecting information. This helps to mitigate the risks of damage to your reputation and even possible legal action. You’re also able to prevent abuse of the guest WiFi hotspot.

Direct network traffic to ensure high performance

Offering a safe and secure WiFi network doesn’t mean much if the network doesn’t provide instant and reliable access. To deliver a great user experience, DNS URL Filtering automatically directs network traffic to the nearest data centre, ensuring better performance while maintaining the same security standards.

Access control and security tools in one solution

Leading-edge features to boost your security measures

Control access to web content

DNS URL Filtering is a web filtering solution that enables you to restrict guest access to certain content and sites. You maintain full control by setting access policies for each WiFi hotspot. These policies regulate traffic over the WiFi network – people can only access a particular site or download a certain type of content (such as video) if the policy says they can. You can have different policies for different hotspots, depending on your budget and the kind of guest WiFi service you want to provide. All if this is offered in one, simple security solution.

Access to suspicious sites automatically prevented

DNS URL Filtering also incorporates a database of known malicious objects and sites on the Internet.

This database is constantly kept up to date to make sure your WiFi hotspots are protected against the latest cyberthreats. Suspicious sites are thoroughly analysed without affecting the performance of the network. The system is able to identify sites that use Domain Name System (DNS) techniques to disguise cyberattacks.

Ransomware and phishing protection

It’s no secret that cyber-threats are on the rise. Considering the ever-increasing sophistication with which hackers and cyber-criminals are attacking organisations it is essential to have a range of network protection features in place to prevent any malicious content from slipping through the cracks.

Simple setup, instant management and control

Effective policy management that is easy to maintain

User-friendly self-service portal

All you need to use the DNS URL Filtering service is access to the Internet. Using our web-based self-service portal, you can connect your guest WiFi hotspots to our security cloud, and create and deploy access policies that allow or block access to certain content and sites.

These policies take effect immediately. You’ll be able to set up different policies for hotspots in different locations, and change or update these as you need to.

Manage hotspots in a flash

Hotspots work on the principle of immediate access, when and where users need it. Without an instant view of your hotspot network you could be at the mercy of insufficient hosting capabilities and inadequate security policies.

With DNS URL Filtering, it’s easy to add (or remove) hotspots and update access policies. Real-time reports across all locations also enable you to understand how your network is being used, which is a great help when you need to review and amend access policies to keep up with user demands. And because we charge a fixed monthly fee per location, budgeting is a breeze, too.

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