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Challenges of today's wi fi hotspots and airegis solution

  1. 1. Challenges of Next Generation Wi-Fi Hotspots Airegis© 2012. Airegis Private Limited, All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. The Need Demand for Mobile Internet Access is Growing ! Key Driving Force • High adoption of wireless enabled gadgets (smartphone, tablets, netbooks etc.) • People need internet access 24x7 to meet personal and professional requirement© 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. What Wi-Fi Users Want • Very good wireless coverage – Smartphone/Tablets have short range compared to laptop • Seamless access and roaming – Every user now carries two or more Wi-Fi enabled device – Users expect seamless Wi-Fi roaming just like their 2G/3G data connection – Setup once, access across all locations • Better Internet bandwidth • Security is someone else’s headache – Users do not understand security risks – Wi-Fi misuse can do brand erosion for service providers© 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Wi-Fi Hotspot Deployment-Traditional Your Wi-Fi Hotspot Infrastructure Internet Network Switch Access ControllerUsers Access Points User’s validity check done here© 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Myth About Web Page based UserAuthentication Username/Password == Secure Wi-Fi Service Login portal does not provide data protection or privacy to Wi-Fi users Only helps service providers prevent unauthorized access to Wi-Fi internet service.© 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Why do we need Secure Wi-Fi Access? Data exchanged in an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot A Laptop User Wireless AP/Router Who protects your private and Firewall and Anti-Virus protects your private and confidential data when they are confidential data here! transmitted in the air? Threats and Implications of Wi-Fi Hotspot Insecurity Threat 1: Passive snooping Implication: Loss of private/confidential data transmitted in plain text. Threat 2: Evil Twin/MiTM Attack Implication: Loss of private/confidential data, business secrets, emails, IMs, impersonation even if SSL based applications are used.© 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Problems of today’s Wi-Fi hotspots 1 Security• Majority of Wi-Fi hotspots use Open configuration. • User’s data is not encrypted. • No privacy or data protection to users.• Web based user authentication can be bypassed. • Information freely available on the net.© 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. Problems of today’s Wi-Fi hotspots 2 Scalability Anybody can connect to open Wi-Fi network. Today’s users use always ON device such as smartphone, iPads, tablets etc. If they connect to Wi-Fi, they remain connected to the network, even if validity expires. This quickly saturates wireless network and degrades performance. New users suffer.© 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. Problems of today’s Wi-Fi hotspots 3 Usability Today’s user use apps centric devices such as tablets, iPads, smartphone etc. Open Wi-Fi authentication requires user to go through browser based user authentication. A lot of users unaware of web based authentication could not browse. They simply drop-off. Their device remains connected. Browser based user authentication increases network congestion and makes internet access inconvenient.© 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. We Solve All-Security, Scalability,Usability Existing Features Privacy and Data Protection  Security-User’s Privacy and Data Protection  Central/Remote Management Central AirSpot/ Multi-tenant Management AiregisCloud  Multi-Sites Management  Multiple Wireless Network Management Multi-H/w  Co-existence with existing Wi-Fi service Platform Support  IEEE 802.11n Compliant Wi-Fi-150/300 Mbps Encrypted Communication Access Point Laptop  Customization/Branding OptionIn Airegis powered Wi-Fi hotspots, No custom software or apps isall communications are encrypted required on client device. Noat radio level using Airegis advance configuration is requiredproprietary protocol. for accessing hotspot.© 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. Airegis Secure Wi-Fi Access Your Wi-Fi Hotspot Infrastructure Access Control on Cloud Network SwitchUsers Access Points Different password for each and every guest with validity and auto-expiry User’s validity check Less infrastructure overhead for Wi-Fi done here Hotspot deployment Cost competitive© 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. Key Benefits- End User 1 Privacy and Data Protection Data exchanged between user device and network is always encrypted. No software install needed on client. Privacy of users & data protection is always guaranteed. 2 Smart Connectivity Airegis intelligent Wi-Fi system automatically does user authentication the moment user connects to Wi-Fi. Smartphone/Tablet users get uninterrupted internet access. 3 Seamless Access User session does not expire. Users get 24x7 connectivity and auto-roaming.© 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. Key Benefits- Service Provider 1 Security at Infrastructure Level IT Admin are assured of no un-authorized access. Improved Infrastructure Scalability 2 Network is always freed from unwanted mobile devices. 3 Marketing Advantage Secure Wi-Fi can be used by providers as key competitive differentiation and brand building.© 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. Our Solution, Your Choice AiregisCloud™ AirSpot™ AiregisCloud™ Locally Hosted, Locally Managed Cloud Hosted, Remotely Managed Put our product to the test, Contact us for a free trial today!© 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. Contact Us NowContact About Airegis5thFloor, 10 Jumps Premise Airegis, by virtue of its innovative products and solutions, helps businesses, wireless ISPsGaikwad Villa and operators reap the benefits of true business potential of Wi-Fi Hotspot networks bySanewadi, Aundh enabling them to offer secure and value added Wi-Fi service.Pune, Maharashtra (INDIA)Email: Most Wi-Fi hotspots in the world are insecure and users of these networks are exposed to wide array of security problems. Airegis products can be deployed to offer Wi-Fi security a value added service to garner the trust of visitors and impact the bottom line of business by converting them into wireless hotspot users. © 2012. Airegis Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved