A guide to choosing the right managed WiFi solution for your business needs
Whether you own a small business or run a large enterprise, a fast, reliable, and secure WiFi solution can be an invaluable asset, helping you thrive in today’s digital era. Managed WiFi refers to a centrally managed networking solution, from initial set-up to ongoing maintenance and support. They are designed to meet specific needs including capacity, coverage, security and management features. We understand that choosing the right WiFi solution can be a challenge, especially for first-timers. As such, we have developed a guide here to help ease the selection process.
Coverage is one of the key factors to take into account when it comes to choosing a Managed WiFi solution. It refers to the extent of an area to which the wireless signals are transmitted, and the number of access points needed to cover an intended area. A good managed WiFi solution should incorporate a site survey to determine the number of access points required for your business. This will help you avoid dead zones and ensure that your employees and customers have access to reliable and strong WiFi throughout your premises.
Setting up the internet for your business? You may want to consider a solution that can provide the capacity you require. Capacity is defined as the number of users who can use your wireless simultaneously in one place, and the bandwidth being consumed. It is particularly important for businesses that rely on cloud-based applications, VoIP services and other resource-intensive tasks. With sufficient capacity, businesses can manage multiple devices and users at once without compromising on internet speed and performance. A large-enough WiFi capacity is also needed to be able to handle high volumes of data traffic while maintaining a reliable and high-performing network.
Cyber threats have been a growing concern among businesses of all sizes, rendering the need for security when choosing a WiFi solution. Quality solutions should deliver robust security features to protect your network and data, whether through authentication, encryption or access control features. This prevents unauthorised users from accessing and potentially compromising your network. On top of that, a secure WiFi solution should also provide intrusion detection and prevention features to detect and block any malicious activity on your network.
4. Management features
Management features such as a user-friendly management interface can determine if a Managed WiFi solution caters to your needs. A good solution should allow you to manage, monitor and troubleshoot your network easily in addition to providing features such as network segmentation, Quality of Service (QoS) and load balancing to optimise your network performance. Furthermore, analytics and reporting features should also be in place to track network usage and identify any issues. Take event WiFi as an example. This WiFi is a network set up for events temporarily and management features are important for businesses to determine whether the internet connection meets network needs. Events and other large gatherings usually involve a high volume of people who require access to the internet simultaneously, hence making internet stability a priority.
After considering the factors above, choosing a WiFi solution that meets your specific needs is made easy. With the right managed WiFi solution, your business can remain competitive in our highly digitalised landscape, providing a seamless experience for employees and customers.
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