Array Networks today introduced WiFiProtect, a comprehensive, identity-based access control solution for WLAN networks. WiFiProtect’s virtualization technology automatically funnels all WLAN traffic through a gateway that enables enterprises to provide customized wireless access for partners, guests and employees. By using standard browsers present on virtually every client device, it eliminates the need for IT intervention or a pre-installed client every time a user requires wireless access.
WiFiProtect places employees, partners and guests on fully separate virtual networks tailored to their individual requirements. For example, an employee will require access to critical internal documents and applications but need only limited Internet access. A guest, on the other hand, will be totally restricted from accessing a company’s internal resources, but can enjoy unlimited access to the Internet.
Before any access is granted, Array’s WiFiProtect requires trusted employees to vouch for guests, establishing a chain of accountability for all WLAN activity. All management is centralized on a single Array device deployed in the data center, thereby minimizing maintenance and reducing overall costs. Moreover, by eliminating compatibility issues, help desk calls are dramatically reduced.