In today’s open and collaborative work environments, visitors, guests, contractors, business partners and other non-employee staff expect on-demand connectivity to your network. However given the sheer number of wireless devices it is critical to ensure a simple onboarding experience for users, while minimizing the management burden on IT staff.
Network Sentry provides an efficient, scalable, and secure approach to managing guests and registering mobile devices. Network Sentry provides simple workflows which drive users through an intuitive process that ensures safe, self-service guest access. In addition to streamlining and securing the on-boarding process, device registration ensures that every device on the network is profiled and has an owner. Through this process IT can differentiate between trusted individuals who have defined roles within the organization and guests, while devices can be identified as corporate-issued or personally-owned. Once identified, Network Sentry will automatically provision network access based on each person’s role or relationship with the organization. From a security perspective, this eliminates blindspots associated with guest access and BYOD initiatives.
To reduce management overhead, Network Sentry allows IT to designate non-technical staff as “guest sponsors” who are authorized to set up guest user accounts without the need to engage IT. So, while IT retains control and network-wide visibility of all connections, sponsors can handle the day-to-day administration of guest access accounts. Network Sentry can also create group guest access accounts with unique usernames and passwords for hundreds or even thousands of event attendees in just a few mouse clicks. Each group can be assigned unique parameters such as start date, end date, time-of-day access limits, and more.
With Network Sentry guests get quick and easy network access, internal sponsors can get their visitors online without delay, and IT maintains control and ensures security, while off-loading routine tasks.