Network Access & Policy Systems
Cloud-based or on-premises software for network access security
It’s easy to underestimate the risk presented by the lack of strong network access security. Phishing attacks, botnets and ransomware may grab all the headlines. But failure to properly secure the way BYOD and guest users connect to the network with their personal devices also leaves you open to data compromise.
Hackers can spy on unencrypted wireless data traffic using widely available network analysis tools. If a user connects a device without proper security measures in place, they might introduce malware into your environment. Without role-based policies for network access, it’s hard to restrict access to the appropriate level. These are only a few of the risk areas.
Default methods for getting users connected, like MAC authentication and conventional pre-shared keys (PSKs), come with very serious security flaws. They also provide a poor user experience for network onboarding and authentication. User frustration means more help desk tickets for IT.
It doesn’t have to be this way. With the right system in place for secure network access, users can connect quickly and easily. Intuitive self-service workflows let them self-provision their devices without IT intervention. You get to focus on high-priority projects rather than day-to-day network access issues. A host of powerful safeguards increase security for users, devices, data and the network.
ESG White Paper - Does Your Method for BYOD Onboarding Compromise Network Security?Network onboarding is the mechanism by which BYOD, guest, and company-owned devices initially connect to the network. To be successful, the wired and wireless network onboarding process for authorized users and devices needs to be efficient, as well as easy to implement and manage—ideally without any hands-on involvement by IT (once deployed and configured). However, many organizations still rely on rudimentary onboarding methods that are built in to their network infrastructure (such as pre-shared keys and MAC authentication via captive portal) that can both impact user experience and create security risks.
Ruckus Cloudpath™ Enrollment System - A Great Fit For Higher EducationRuckus Cloudpath Enrollment System is software/software as a service (SaaS) that delivers secure network access for BYOD, guest users and IT-owned devices. It streamlines device onboarding for students, faculty, staff and guests. Users connect their devices to the network quickly and easily with intuitive self-service workflows. IT teams see a dramatic decline in trouble tickets related to network access.
Cloudpath Enrollment System—A Great Fit for Primary EducationRuckus Cloudpath Enrollment System is software/software as a service (SaaS) that delivers secure network access for BYOD, guest users and IT-owned devices. It streamlines device onboarding for students, faculty, staff and guests. Users connect their devices to the network quickly and easily with intuitive self-service workflows. IT teams see a dramatic decline in trouble tickets related to network access.
Infographic: Five ways to increase wired and wireless network security for BYOD and guest accessYou want to meet those expectations—but if you don’t do it securely then you place users, devices, data and the network at risk. Here are five ways to improve security related to wired and wireless network access.
Seven Network Access Security Risks - And How They Can Lead To A Data BreachNetwork access security is one risk area that IT organizations may underestimate. This e-book will help you understand the risks.
Ruckus Cloudpath Data SheetCloudpath secures every connection with WPA2-Enterprise, protecting data in transit between the device and the access point with powerful encryption. You gain visibility and control over which devices are on the network, and can define and manage policies so that every user sees only the network resources that they should see. Cloudpath software checks the security posture of devices during onboarding to ensure that they comply with your organization’s security policies. The system redirects users with noncompliant devices to remediate them before granting access. It associates every device with a user, and you can easily revoke access at any time—for example when a BYOD user leaves the organization.