As SaaS becomes more widely adopted by enterprises and work-from-home options grow more popular, corporate IT managers need to consider how to make sure legitimate users with legitimate devices are able to access authorized corporate resources whether they are at the office, at home or on the road. So an SASE (secure access service edge) infrastructure with Zero Trust Network Access policy rules becomes necessary to ensure the same policy applies to every individual. However, the bottom line is legitimate users have to be able to access the wired and wireless network securely without worrying about their credentials or data being breached or hackers mimicking legitimate clients.
Unlike hardwired switch networks with client devices connected to a dedicated wired port, wireless local area networks (WLANs) transmit and receive data over the air, which makes WLANs vulnerable to interference, interception, eavesdropping, and all kinds of hacking. WFH (work-from-home) users also expose themselves to threats in an unsecured home Wi-Fi environment. Even if a VPN tunnel is enforced to secure the connection between the home gateway and HQ, it is still hard to secure a WLAN at an employee's workplace even if an authorized VPN tunneled device is provided by the company for home users.
Figure01 -- SASE Infrastructure also requires wireless security protection
Besides the threats of WLAN, there are also many kinds of security issues happening including leaving the device credential at factory default, leaving the SSID open, exposing management frames without encryption. The EnGenius Cloud solution provides the essential features to help IT managers strengthen their infrastructure and protect corporate assets.