Galway, Ireland, April 9, 2019 – @TitanHQ welcome the announcement from our partner, Viasat, of the launch of Viasat Business Hotspots—a new service designed to help small and medium businesses (SMBs) securely extend their Viasat Business Internet connection to provide free, in-store Wi-Fi to customers. With this hotspot service, SMBs are provided with an enterprise-grade managed Wi-Fi service that securely partitions their business internet operations from customer activity—all at an affordable price point.
The business hotspot service essentially creates two separate networks from a single internet connection: a secure and private network for business operations and second public guest network. The Wi-Fi service can be set up indoors or outdoors and enables the SMBs to customize the guest network with a branded login page and network name.
Surveys show that customers spend more time and money in stores that provide free Wi-Fi. While larger retailers have been taking advantage of this for years, SMBs have had few managed Wi-Fi options, often having to setup a ‘do-it yourself’ solution or go without. Now SMBs, regardless of where they decide to set up shop, can deploy a secure and robust customer Wi-Fi service without the hassle.
SMBs can monitor and manage their hotspots around-the-clock through Viasat’s Business Hotspot management portal. In the portal, they can see the status of their Wi-Fi equipment, manage administrative user access, run usage and email-collection reports and customize their guest login screen.
In addition, by partnering with content filtering company, TitanHQ, Viasat can provide a secure Wi-Fi experience for guests while protecting business applications and data. Content filtering features include anti-malware protection, URL filtering, anti-phishing, granular policy engine, full reporting suite, application controls and whitelists-blacklists.
"The Viasat Business Hotspot service allows SMBs to easily deploy free Wi-Fi to their customers, increasing interactions, enhancing their in-store experiences and creating new sales opportunities,” said Cody Catalena, vice president and general manager, Global Business Solutions, Viasat. “We’re helping businesses adopt new ways to improve their business while also increasing their value to customers.”
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea.