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Recently, there has been considerable attention surrounding the issue of network security at hotels and resorts. These networks have been notoriously insecure, particularly in the eyes of travelers who have heard horror stories about public, unprotected Wi-Fi at hospitality institutions. Now, however, it’s time for this industry to do better.
Many decision-makers are seeking solutions that can address the pain points these organizations have faced. But what, exactly, do hotels need from their security solutions?
“Network security is now a top priority for hotel managers.”
Hotels have an uphill battle when it comes to their network security. Much of this is due to the current threat environment and increasing cybercriminal activity, which has bred mistrust among customers:
“Hackers are using security vulnerabilities in hotel Wi-Fi to steal people’s passwords and other sensitive information,” the FTC stated. “Here’s how it works: [A]s a hotel guest, you try to get online using their Wi-Fi network and get a pop-up for a software update. But the network has been compromised. When you click to accept the download, you unknowingly load software designed to damage your computer or steal your information.”
Due to this landscape, it is in hotels’ best interests to ensure that their networks, the online activity of their visitors and the payment card information of their customers are properly secured.
There are a few critical security features that hotel decision-makers should seek out within their network security solutions. These include:
Network security is imperative for today’s hotels, as is selecting a solution that can provide you with everything your hospitality business needs. To find out more, contact Untangle today.