Timico, the business internet, hosting and communications service provider, has today launched a new Wireless LAN proposition in a bid to provide an end-to-end solution for customers and respond to increasing demand for ubiquitous Internet access.
A wireless local area network, or WLAN, is a wireless computer network that links two or more devices within a limited area such as a café, school or office building. This gives users the ability to move around within a local coverage area and still be connected to the network, securely dividing corporate and guest access and managing the policies associated with each.
Wireless LAN is ideal for businesses looking to securely expand their BYOD and mobile working propositions, prompting Timico to build upon its existing infrastructure and connectivity offerings to develop a complete, robust solution for customers looking to provide wireless staff and guest access or PCI compliant wireless payment terminals as part of their LAN.
Employees using personal devices and guests accessing corporate networks have always posed security risks. Timico next generation WLAN offers customers secure, robust solutions to provide complete control, visibility and management of every user, user group or device accessing that network.
A recent survey by Gartner found that by 2017 one in two firms will no longer provide devices to their employees, with figures from Intel showing that around 82% of companies already let staff use personal devices in the office. Timico has found that employees typically have an average of three and a half wireless devices connected to the corporate WLAN at any given time, making the ability to manage, shape and monitor the traffic it generates increasingly vital.
With Timico WLAN, policies are managed via a Next Generation Firewall, as part of a UTM policy, or through a simple cloud-based dashboard. Analytical capabilities are vastly improved on previous WLAN iterations providing businesses-rich analytics at both a corporate and guest level.
Andrew Fox, Director of Managed Networks at Timico, said: “Where we are already providing the connectivity and managed router, it makes complete sense to extend our offering further into our customers’ premises and take single ownership for the design, configuration, engineering, deployment and support of their entire connectivity solution.”
Timico is vendor-agnostic and offers bespoke WLAN solutions tailored to customer requirement, ensuring a customised level of security management, compliance and analytics.
For more information about Timico and its wide range of services, please visit www.timico.co.uk