Open, public WiFi access is now expected just about everywhere, from shopping malls and hotel chains to small businesses and residential complexes.

If you have a guest WiFi hotspot, you need to protect the network from a wide range of online security threats. You also need to protect guest users from illegal or unwanted acts that could result in legal liabilities and reputational damage.

This doesn’t have to be as complicated – or expensive – as it sounds. With DNS URL Filtering, you can manage both risks by restricting access to certain sites and types of content over the guest network.

Secure access to high-performing WiFi hotspots

Provide safe access to a high-performing guest WiFi service

Provide safe access for guests

DNS URL Filtering keeps up with the latest online security risks and prevention measures, enabling you to provide safe access to a high-performing guest WiFi service.

Protect your business reputation

Because you’re able to manage and control access to the guest WiFi network, you can set up policies for accessing Web content that help you comply with laws and regulations for protecting information. This helps to mitigate the risks of damage to your reputation and even possible legal action. You’re also able to prevent abuse of the guest WiFi hotspot.

Remain relevant and competitive

A reliable guest WiFi network is more a must-have than a nice-to-have if you want to remain relevant to your target audience. DNS URL Filtering lets you invest in this capability without having to worry about the security risks, required expertise or added infrastructure associated with running this type of service.

Access control and security tools in one solution

Restrict guest access to certain content and sites

Control access to Web content

DNS URL Filtering is a Web content filtering solution that enables you to restrict guest access to certain content and sites.

You maintain full control by setting access policies for each WiFi hotspot (you can have different policies for different hotspots). These policies regulate traffic over the WiFi network. People can access a site or download a certain type of content (such as video) only if the policy says they can.

Access to suspicious sites automatically prevented

DNS URL Filtering incorporates an up-to-date database of known malicious objects and sites on the Internet to protect your WiFi hotspots against the latest cyberthreats.

Suspicious sites are thoroughly analysed without affecting the performance of the network. The system can identify sites that use Domain Name System (DNS) techniques to disguise cyberattacks. Even if a suspicious site is encrypted by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), it will analyse the site and decide whether to block or allow it.

It also identifies malicious content and ensures that attempts to connect to malicious and unauthorised sites are automatically blocked.

Security measures for preventing cyberthreats

Sandboxing and threat emulation tools are used to scan suspicious Internet traffic to detect and block a broad range of cyberthreats. DNS URL Filtering also uses a number of security analysis engines and threat feeds to automatically block any viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, system monitors and keyloggers.

Protecting users from malicious sites and offensive content

To protect users, DNS URL Filtering has a safe-search feature that ensures browser results don’t contain offensive or inappropriate content or images.

Antivirus tools detect and prevent viruses from being sent over the network, while antispyware tools detect and prevent attempts to install malware that can obtain users’ personal information.

Directs network traffic to ensure high performance

To deliver a great user experience, DNS URL Filtering automatically directs network traffic to the nearest data centre, ensuring better performance while maintaining the same security standards.

Simple setup, instant management and control

Connect your guest WiFi hotspots to our security cloud

Web-based self-service portal for access management

All you need to use the DNS URL Filtering service is access to the Internet. Using our Web-based self-service portal, you can connect your guest WiFi hotspots to our security cloud, and create and deploy access policies that allow or block access to certain content and sites. These policies take effect immediately.

You’ll be able to set up different policies for hotspots in different locations, and change or update these as you need to.

It’s easy to add (or remove) hotspots and update access policies. Real-time reports across all locations also enable you to understand how your network is being used, which is a great help when you need to review and amend access policies to keep up with user demands. And because we charge a fixed monthly fee per location, budgeting is a breeze, too.