WatchGuard’s Wi-Fi security outperforms competition

Assessing the Security Capabilities of Top Wi-fi Solutions

According to new research from Miercom, a leading, independent product test center, WatchGuard’s cloud-managed secure Wi-Fi solution is the only product on the market capable of automatically detecting and preventing every type of Wi-Fi security threat. These findings came from a new independent security assessment that examined four top Wi-Fi products for their ability to effectively prevent the six major Wi-Fi security threats: rogue access points, rogue clients, neighboring APs, ad-hoc networks, evil twin APs (those with spoofed SSIDs), and misconfigured APs. This is the first Miercom assessment to analyze Wi-Fi products from a security perspective, illuminating significant issues with the built-in security of many wireless APs.

“Following our in-depth security assessment of competing wireless products, Miercom is pleased to award WatchGuard’s cloud-managed AP420 Wi-Fi solution with the Miercom Certified Secure accreditation for vastly superior performance in the detection and prevention of the top wireless security threats today,” said Robert Smithers, CEO of Miercom. “It’s clear that the performance comparisons we typically see for Wi-Fi solutions are missing key security criteria that could help customers make more well-informed buying decisions, so we believe the results of this never-before-done test speak to a critical need within the industry to reassess traditional Wi-Fi products from a security perspective.”

Miercom’s independent assessment determined that WatchGuard was the only Wi-Fi vendor able to automatically detect and prevent all six wireless attack categories in just seconds, while maintaining performance.

“Wi-Fi is an incredibly well-known and mature product category, and since most vendors offer highly similar offerings, it has become increasingly challenging for organizations like ours to meaningfully differentiate in the wireless services arena,” said Kevin Willette, CEO at Verus. “WatchGuard’s cloud-managed secure Wi-Fi products add a new dimension to our Wi-Fi services, allowing us to educate customers about unnecessary tradeoff between Wi-Fi performance and security found in other products, and offer them a solution that eliminates that compromise. With the Trusted Wireless Environment framework, we can bring clarity to previously ambiguous conversations about Wi-Fi security capabilities, and build wireless networks for customers that are not only fast, but safe and secure as well.”

In order to begin building Trusted Wireless Environments with WatchGuard’s secure wireless solutions, VARs and MSPs can purchase Secure Wi-Fi or Total Wi-Fi packages today. For more information about the need for greater security in the wireless market, download the full Miercom report here.