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Guest Wifi Access

Wireless Guest Access

It is common today for stores and offices to provide free Internet Access by WiFi. This would seem a nice courtesy item, but many are improperly configured and installed, posing a security risk to both customers and the business. Many are not encrypted for simplicity of use. This could mean that someone sitting at the next table could be monitoring the traffic. Many will say that this isn’t important, but how important are your passwords?

The next issue is not isolating the guest access from the Local Area Network properly. This can provide a means for accessing servers, capturing data, or sabotaging the system. Guests should not be able to scan or access other network devices.

A properly set up guest access point will allow you to offer the service while minimizing the risk.

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What is FlashGate?

FlashGate 10Gbps Enterprise - Internet Accelerator

FlashGate is an appliance to perform acceleration of TCP traffic over High-latency connections. In short is optimizes the performance of your internet connection. It can be used in a home, on a single computer, or multiple computers in an office. Pick the Model that suites your use.

Latency occurs over distance due to limitations of light speed propagation, and network switching speeds. Coast to coast in the US it is common to experience 80ms round trip time, Internationally this can exceed 200ms. Links via satellite are often over 500ms. This slows down TCP based connections such as web (http, or https) and FTP, frequently to less than 5% of the available bandwidth. FlashGate can bring those speeds back up, and can even help the transition from ipV4 to ipV6

Performance Test Graph vs. Latency
Performance Test Graph vs. Latency

 

Internet performance acceleration
FlashGate Application Diagram