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Offering guest Wi-Fi is expected. Securing your guest Wi-Fi is required.


The family vacation–everything is packed. One suitcase for each family member, and one suitcase for all the devices! Of course your hotel offers guest Wi-Fi!

In the hospitality industry, offering guests Wi-Fi access has become expected. In fact, Hotel Chatter reported 94% of people cite Wi-Fi as the most important amenity, and 38% of those say no Wi-Fi is a deal-breaker and will book elsewhere!

Unfortunately, what happens on your guest Wi-Fi network can put your whole enterprise at risk, including all your other guests. A lagging Internet connection issue can frustrate and damage your relationship with customers, situations such as compliance issues or legal liabilities can damage your brand, and data loss due to malware from the guest network can cause enormous headaches from losing guests’ trust to financial damages and lawsuits.

Protect your business and guests with a strong enterprise Web security gateway with guest Wi-Fi protection, CyBlock Appliance. With your personalized captive portal message and your guests’ simple acceptance of your published Acceptable Use Policy, CyBlock Appliance guest network protection will allow you to:

  • Secure guests’ Web usage while on your network, no matter what device they are using.
  • Filter inappropriate or legal liability sites.
  • Restrict guests’ time online.
  • Run informative reports on their HTTP and HTTPS traffic.
  • Track and throttle bandwidth usage, and more.

All of this, without any noticeable delay in your guests’ Web browsing or work!

CyBlock Appliance is advanced threat protection hardware that includes tools to manage guest Wi-Fi, reduce the risk of Web-borne threats such as malware and ransomware, avoid bandwidth slowdown, and more.

About Wavecrest Computing

Celebrating 20 years in business, Wavecrest Computing, headquartered in historic downtown Melbourne, FL, has provided commercial business and government clients with reliable, accurate Web-use management and Cloud Access Security Broker products since 1996. Managed Service Providers, IT specialists, HR professionals, and business managers trust Wavecrest’s Cyfin and CyBlock products to manage employee Internet usage — managing cloud services, reducing liability risks, improving productivity, saving bandwidth, and controlling costs. Wavecrest has clients worldwide, including General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Florida Department of Health, Siemens, Department of Homeland Security, and a growing list of global enterprises and government agencies. We are a proud long-term GSA contract holder. For more information on the company, products, and partners, visit https://www.wavecrest.net.

New Categories Coming April 3!

New categories and category changes will automatically be updated in your product on April 3, 2010 for CyBlock Versions 6.0.0 and later or Cyfin Versions 8.0.0 and later.  If you do not have these versions of the product, you will need to upgrade to the most current version in order to get the new categories and category changes.

For CyBlock, these categories will be allowed by default. Therefore, you will need to go to your Advanced Settings – Filter Settings – Block Web Categories screen and alter your policies.  For reporting and monitoring purposes, you may also want to change the new category’s classification statuses at the Advanced Settings – Category Setup – Classification screen to match your organization’s Acceptable Use Policy.

See the Category Update Data Sheet for a full list of categories and their descriptions.

How Much Personal Internet Surfing in the Workplace is Too Much?

It depends on what your organization considers “acceptable.” Research shows that the average person spends around one hour per day on non-work related internet surfing.   It also shows that the majority of viruses enter via Internet surfing.

Wavecrest’s Cyfin and CyBlock products are configurable to fit your organization’s acceptable use policy. You can set acceptability ratings and visit thresholds to each category.  To set acceptability ratings, go to the Advanced Settings – Category Settings – Classification screen in your product.

With CyBlock you can select to “block” or “allow” each category and configure blocking by hour on the Advanced Settings – Filter Settings – Block Web Categories screen.  You can also configure real-time filtering with our deep packet analysis for content types and file extensions on the Advanced Settings – Filter Settings – Block Web Content screen in your CyBlock product.

Read more about personal surfing in the workplace on Business Blogs.