Zyxel Networks is launching a bundled package of its Connect and Protect security service with select WiFi access points to help protect small business WiFi networks from cybersecurity threats and optimize connectivity.
According to the Anaheim, Calif.-based company, the Connect and Protect service is available as a bundled option with Zyxel’s NWA1123ACv3 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-Radio Ceiling Mount PoE Access Point and NWA110AX 802.11ax (WiFi 6) Dual-Radio PoE Access Point.
The service filters out any unsafe web content and prevents users from accessing dangerous websites, providing a high level of security for small businesses without having to configure complex security controls.
In addition, the service ensures that users logged onto the network are unable to access the data streams of others, keeping users and patrons safe from malicious actors trying to steal information from others.
According to Zyxel, the Connect and Protect service includes cloud-based service access to an expanding database of malicious IP addresses to block, bandwidth prioritization for business-critical applications and easy configuration.
“Wireless networks not only provide the network backbone that enables many small businesses to operate, but wireless access to the internet is increasingly becoming an expectation by their customers and vendors. However, the cyberattacks enabled by unprotected networks can result in serious damage to the business and liabilities to their customers,” explains Shawn Rogers, market development manager at Zyxel Networks. “Deploying Zyxel [access points] with Connect and Protect enables businesses to leverage an extensive range of security features without the complexity often associated with setting up network security.”
Connect and Protect (CNP) is available in two licensing options: CNP and CNP+. CNP features the IP reputation filter and CNP+ adds application visibility with bandwidth throttling. CNP and CNP+ licenses are available as bundles with NWA1123ACv3 and NWA110AX access points.