Does your business use Wi-Fi? If so, you should already be aware that managing the network isn’t simply a matter of switching on your modem’s wireless signal and letting anyone and everyone connect. Security needs to be prioritised, which can take up a lot of time and resources.
Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) generally won’t help, either. They provide support to the entry-point of your network. This entry-point is typically where your modem is connected. Anything beyond that point is up to your business to manage – including your Wi-Fi network.
That’s why many SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses) are switching to a Managed Wi-Fi solution to ensure the security of their network. Keep reading to learn more about this solution and how it could benefit your business.
What is Managed Wi-Fi?
Managed Wi-Fi is a solution that’s provided by a Managed IT Services provider (like Spirit!). It’s designed for businesses that don’t have the resources to regularly update, monitor and secure their Wi-Fi network.
Essentially, your provider sets up your Wi-Fi network via the cloud. They will then provide you with complete visibility and control over the network, allowing you to apply different levels of access for different users (such as employees and visitors).
Benefits of Managed Wi-Fi Services
Given Wi-Fi is a core component for most business operations today, having the right support is critical. Some of the benefits include:
The majority of businesses now operate and transact online – which means your business has a lot of valuable digital data that needs to be secured to protect your customers and IP. Data breaches are commonly thought of as enterprise-level problems, but SMBs are just as frequently targeted by hackers. A Managed Wi-Fi solution ensures your business has advanced security and monitoring to prevent cyber attack.
If the load on your Wi-Fi network increases, whether because you’re accessing larger files, or because you now have more users, a Managed Wi-Fi service is scalable. Your business can rely on rapid provisioning and deployment of additional connection points to match the need for increased capacity.
Enhanced user experience
Managed Wi-Fi services provide seamless connectivity for users, employees and visitors alike. Your employees will be able to walk into work and instantaneously link with the network, while visitors will be provided easy access within minutes – without compromising your security!
Supporting the changing business landscape
Corporate work culture has changed over the past few years. Employees no longer sit for hours in front of desktops. More and more companies are adopting a BYOD policy, which means fewer people are using wired connections, opting instead for Wi-Fi access. To ensure your business remains secure, a Managed Wi-Fi service is paramount.
At Spirit, we can provide Managed IT Services to small to medium businesses, along with a range of other solutions designed to save you time and money. Get in touch with one of our specialists today, so you can start focusing on what really matters – your business.