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PRIVATISE ONLINE ENCRYPTION

Advanced business WiFi encryption & security tools

Protect business data in transit with WiFi encryption & security tools

While public WiFi connections enable busy professionals to catch up on work and emails outside the office in the comfort of a café or restaurant or while travelling, they present a major risk to business data privacy. In fact, according to recent research by Symantec, an incredible 87 percent of consumers have potentially put their information at risk while using public WiFi – and more than half (53 percent) can’t tell the difference between a secure or unsecure public WiFi network.  

 

It’s important to appreciate that public networks are inherently unsecure; they require no authentication for a user to establish a network connection and do not filter inbound connections, making it easy for hackers to access unsecured devices on the network. As most users do not use WiFi encryption & security tools to encrypt and protect data while in transit, hackers can easily intercept data and business-critical information by positioning themselves between the user and the hotspot – all without the user ever knowing.


When it comes to accessing the business’ private network using an unsecured public or home WiFi network, a solution that provides WiFi encryption & security tools, such as a VPN, is a must. While many VPN and online privacy solutions offer businesses a degree of security, they are often not designed to align with specific business privacy and security needs. Privatise’s solution, however, is designed with businesses in mind. It is a scalable, easy-to-use solution that comes equipped with sophisticated WiFi encryption & security tools to ensure connections to any private network are secure, authenticated, and properly protected.

What are the risks of unsecured public WiFi connections?

Connecting to unsecured public WiFi networks, such as those at cafes, airports, bus and train stations, hotels and event venues, for example, to access a private business network comes with a number of risks, some of which are:  

Man-in-the-middle attacks
Man-in-the-middle attacks
As public WiFi connections are unsecured and do not filter inbound connections, anyone can potentially intercept your data… and without you ever knowing.
Illegitimate hotspots
Illegitimate hotspots
Anyone can create a public WiFi network and rename it so it appears to be a legitimate connection; tricking people into connecting to it and giving up vital information.
Eavesdropping
Eavesdropping

Hackers can eavesdrop on WiFi signals on unsecured public networks to monitor your activity and capture information – from viewing the web pages you visit, to stealing login credentials.

Malware distribution
Malware distribution

Attackers on public networks have access to your IP address and can therefore readily access information on your computer to identify vulnerabilities and exploit those weaknesses.

Unencrypted information
Unencrypted information
If the public network has not been set up with encryption enabled, you run the risk of sending unencrypted information that can be viewed by anyone on the network.  And even if a public network does have encryption enabled, it’s often a weak form that is easily hackable.

What information VPN can protect

VPNs allow you to securely access your business’ private network and share data remotely through public networks. In the same way that a firewall protects data on your computer, a VPN protects your data when you are online.

Communications
Conduct activities online with confidence. VPN software provides protection at the most critical part – between your device and the server, making it incredibly hard for attackers to intercept and decipher information, ensuring your communications remain private online.
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Data
A VPN will protect all of your data online – including everything and anything from passwords and login details to the encryption of sensitive business documents. With Privatise’s online encryption, anyone attempting to intercept your data online will only ever be able to trace it back to the VPN server – and even if they do, they will not be able to decipher it.
Users and connections
With a VPN, any public connection can be used and secured, allowing you to go online, access important documents and business processes in complete privacy. Connections from users can then be referenced against validated users to ensure appropriate levels of access.
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