With more and more people adopting high tech devices, the world is more reliant on an internet connection than ever before. Whether you’re hosting a gathering in your home or hosting customers and guests at your business, you’ll want to have a guest network set up.
There are many benefits to a guest wi-fi network. Perhaps the biggest is the convenience factor. You’re able to have a less complicated, easier-to-remember password on your guest network than your main network. This makes it easier for you and your visitors to join your network. You don’t really even need to have your guest network password protected at all as long as you (or your guests) aren’t making purchases or doing your taxes — i.e., entering sensitive information.
Protect your network
Visitors to your home or business could inadvertently download malware on their device, or may already have malware on their device that could infect the network. If all shared files and sensitive data are stored on the network and your visitors are allowed on, this is an added security risk. Guest networks improve network security by eliminating the risk of sensitive data being exposed due to the visitor.
Separate network for IoT
IoT devices are gaining traction in the everyday life of many. IoT devices can be more vulnerable than other devices, so it’s a good idea to set these up on a network that separates these from your devices with sensitive data.
ITS can help you set up a guest network for your business. Give our team a call, and we would be happy to help!