GetApp has awarded Tanaza in GetApp Category Leaders for Network Monitoring category

GetApp Category Leaders 2022

GetApp has awarded Tanaza in GetApp Category Leaders for Network Monitoring

The prestigious GetApp – a Gartner Property – has awarded Tanaza in the GetApp Category Leaders for Network Monitoring category in February 2022.

Get App Category Leaders 2022

What does GetApp consider to draw up the Network Monitoring Software list?

Category Leaders rankings highlight top-ranked North American software products based on ratings from end-users in five key areas: ease of use, value for money, functionality, customer support, and likelihood to recommend.

Today, Tanaza has earned a score of
Network Monitoring – 83 / 100 (4.5 rating) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
and
Remote Monitoring and Management – 85 / 100 (4.5 rating) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What is Tanaza?

Tanaza is a cloud-based IT management platform developed and designed to help businesses to centralize the management and configuration of multiple WiFi access points on a unified platform. Network engineers, network administrators, telecommunication specialists and correlated IT figures can monitor network performance, optimize channel distribution and receive email alerts about identified issues.
Tanaza allows organizations to manage service set identifiers (SSIDs), provision devices for customers and track available inventory on an administrative dashboard. Supervisors can create and design customizable authentication pages to improve and enhance guests’ WiFi experience. Other features include geolocalization, network configuration, scheduled reboots, access point management, WPA2/WPA2 authentication, bandwidth control and more.

Greg K. - Consultant

“I would rate Tanaza five stars, five out of five. For more reviews like this, click below. Before Tanaza, we looked around for what was out there and nothing was really worthwhile getting. We tried a few things, but nothing really worked for us. Then we found Tanaza, which was just an absolute, a perfect find for us. And we’ve been using it for the last few years and it’s been fantastic. We chose Tanaza because their price was very affordable and their platform looked complete and very professional. And it was just perfect for everything that we wanted to be able to capture and interact with our internet users, to be able to control who’s on and the speeds, and also to be able to market to them through the Splash page and then redirecting them to our website. All the features that we wanted were there. Getting started with Tanaza was quite easy. Their set-up is very well put together and I think anybody can do it. And their support is just absolutely amazing. For anybody considering Tanaza, we absolutely recommend it. It’s just excellent. An excellent platform for the money and with all the features, it’s really… I highly, highly recommend it to anybody.”

Review Source: Capterra

Timon N. - Information Technology and Services, Self-Employed

“The most impactful features are the wifi network connectivity capabilities, It saved me a lot from its ease of use to integration, troubleshooting, configuration, and responsiveness.”

Review Source: Capterra

Peter T. - Internet

“The feature for me was the easy to create different user profile under one AP.
The social login also was a plus for me.”

Review Source: Capterra

Samuel G. - Transportation/
Trucking/Railroad

“Fácil de manejar. La instalación en dos clics. Es importante la colaboración de todo el personal para un correcto funcionamiento y aprovechamiento de todas las prestaciones. Se puede administrar remotamente (Es importante contar con la infraestructura para poder hacerlo).”

Review Source: Capterra

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Software Advice has awarded Tanaza in the Top Software Advice’s FrontRunners report for Network Monitoring Software

Software Advice Front Runners 2022

Software Advice has awarded Tanaza in the Top FrontRunners 2022 report for the Best Network Monitoring Software

The prestigious Software Advice® – a Gartner Property – has awarded Tanaza in the Top Software Advice’s FrontRunners report for Network Monitoring Software category in February 2022.

Software Advice FrontRunners 2022 - Gartner Awards

This important award allows Tanaza to enter the coveted Guide to Top Network Monitoring Software of February 2022 with the main network cloud solutions of the market, including Google Cloud Platform, PRTG Network Monitor, ManageEngine OpManager, Atera, Domotz PRO, NinjaOne, WhatsUp Gold and PintPotter.

Unifying the customer reviews scores, Tanaza satisfied users with a good balance among customer satisfaction and usability.

Guide Network Monitoring Software 2022

What does Software Advice consider to draw up the Top Network Monitoring Software? 

Software Advice uses reviews from real software users to highlight the top-rated Network Monitoring Software products in North America.

Today, Tanaza has earned a score of
4.49 / 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

As network monitoring software, Software Advice considers tools that network engineers and system administrators can use to identify bottlenecks, slow spots, malicious threats and overall server performance. Users can find issues before they become serious problems and receive alerts when the network is experiencing problems. This software is also used to gauge metrics such as response time and server uptime.

Many of the available options provide activity dashboards that visualize overall usage statistics such as traffic, bandwidth, memory consumption and bandwidth and memory consumption.

Tanaza disrupts this concept by bringing the entire network management experience of other tools in an unified centralized solution.

What is Tanaza?

Tanaza is a cloud-based IT management platform developed and designed to help businesses to centralize the management and configuration of multiple WiFi access points on a unified platform. Network engineers, network administrators, telecommunication specialists and correlated IT figures can monitor network performance, optimize channel distribution and receive email alerts about identified issues.
Tanaza allows organizations to manage service set identifiers (SSIDs), provision devices for customers and track available inventory on an administrative dashboard. Supervisors can create and design customizable authentication pages to improve and enhance guests’ WiFi experience. Other features include geolocalization, network configuration, scheduled reboots, access point management, WPA2/WPA2 authentication, bandwidth control and more.

Sen from Innotality Corporation Limited

“This cloud WiFi app helps us very much, as I had used it to manage all my APs on it.”

Review Source: Capterra

Wajdy from Arselor

“The cloud management portal is one of the simplest and most intuitive.”

Review Source: Capterra

Mohamed from Telecom Egypt

“This is amazing software. I like the features on it like controlling bandwidth, network monitoring and allow to configure many access points.”

Review Source: Capterra

iSeek Networks Pty

“We spent some time researching various solutions in the market and Tanaza simply offers the best value for money public Wi-Fi platform that we could find. It is very easy to use, supports a range of low-cost Wi-Fi hardware options and works very, very well. Good functionality for public Wi-Fi, the fact that you can manage all your Access Points from the one portal is a real bonus, along with their great CMS for splash pages.”

Review Source: Capterra

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Can ransomware spread through WiFi?

Can Ransomware Spread Throght WiFi

Can ransomware spread through WiFi?

Can ransomware spread through WiFi? Yes, it’s possible.

Citing Wikipedia: “Ransomware is a type of malware that threatens to publish the victim’s personal data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid.
Ransomware attacks are typically carried out using a Trojan, entering a system through, for example, a malicious attachment, embedded link in a phishing email, or a vulnerability in a network service.”

Since 2020, ransomware attacks are growing day by day. This type of malware has become one of the first threats in the cybersecurity landscape of several industries. Several reports have shown how MSPs, ISPs, and SPs remain prime targets for those attacks. The reason is simple: their business model serves many SMBs, medium and large enterprises.

In its last report about network security, Cybersecurity Ventures has estimated that “every 2 seconds, a ransomware attack occurs. The expected global damage costs by 2031 will be around $265 billion”

It is easy to understand how the growth of damage occurs in parallel with the growth of downtime, caused by increasingly sophisticated ransomware.

Statistic: Average duration of downtime after a ransomware attack from 1st quarter 2020 to 3rd quarter 2021 | Statista

Average duration of downtime after a ransomware attack from 1st quarter 2020 to 3rd quarter 2021.

The threat of ransomware is not always related to software download or email phishing. The increase of global network traffic and the economical interests of hacking groups during post-Covid19 have multiplied the types and quantity of attacks against business networks. There are ransomware categories, such as Emotet, that operate as worms bypassing the weakest passwords and infecting multiple contiguous wireless networks. There are ransomware categories, such as Chameleon, that replace the firmware of an existing AP and masquerade the outward-facing credentials.

It’s basically impossible to defend WiFi networks from every type of ransomware. The correct approach that MSPs, ISPs, and SPs should have in this complex scenario of malware threats is to adopt the best defense technologies against ransomware in relation to Wi-Fi.

What is the best defense for business networks against ransomware in relation to Wi-Fi?

Tanaza suggests Configuring RADIUS Authentication + NAS ID with WPA-Enterprise. 

For instance, let’s analyze the behavior of the ransomware Chameleon to understand the approach used by Tanaza to fight ransomware attacks.

The goal of this ransomware is data theft, device malfunctions at the OSI layer 2, and the lock of lists of files or entire systems for ransom reasons when integrated with worms. 

The first malicious portion of the code of this ransomware executes a deep network scan to discover possible susceptibilities into the access points. Scanned vulnerabilities include weak passwords, outdated firmware, and unsafe encryption protocols of the Wi-Fi device (as WEP, WPA, WPA+TPKI, WPA + TKIP/AES, WPA + AES). When the ransomware finds access points with easy to crack passwords (appealing for dictionary attacks) or unsafe network protocols, the ransomware can bypass the security protocols and the administrative interface of the access point.

At that moment, Chameleon identifies and stores AP system settings, replacing the original firmware with a virus-loaded and reloading the new malicious AP settings. 

The activity of malware is unstoppable. The propagation of ransomware would continue despite upgrades to security methods, such as deep packet inspection or the change of security protocols in a second moment. The malware could infect other nodes. The propagation would continue near weak networks on an infinite loop.

Threat prevention against WiFi ransomware is the best cure

The configuration of the RADIUS Authentication server + NAS ID with WPA-Enterprise represents a triple level of security for MSPs, ISPs, and SPs.

When a user tries to authenticate to the network, he fills the fields with a username and password to execute the login. The device creates an Access-Request message and sends it to the preconfigured RADIUS server. In this message, there are the encrypted credentials. The Radius server will confront the received login credentials with the data on an internal database to establish if the client is known. 

If the device is a client known to the RADIUS server and the shared secret is correct, the server looks at the authentication method requested in the Access-Request message. If not, the RADIUS sends an Access-Reject message that shows authentication failure. The RADIUS communication ends and the client is denied access. 

At this level, the MSPs, ISPs, and SPs network have solid protection standards because, during the network scan by malware to find AP susceptibilities, the ransomware should crack the WPA Enterprise AES-CCMP protocols (bypassing robust cryptography techniques: “counter mode” and “CBC-MAC”) and intercept the Access-Request message, falsing it with the list of credentials into the database.

What is WPA Enterprise?

WPA Enterprise is one of the safest WiFi security methods for network protection. The protocol was specifically designed for the network defense of business organizations. The encryption method used by this security protocol is AES-CCMP: it encrypts data transmitted over the air.

What is RADIUS Authentication?

Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) is a client/server protocol and software that enables remote access servers to communicate with a central server to authenticate dial-in users and authorize their access to the requested system or service.

And if the authentication fails on the primary server?

Tanaza has enabled a secondary server feature. As for the first one, it’s possible to configure IP addresses or hostnames, ports, and shared secrets (password, passphrase, or a number).

How to configure radius server for wireless authentication?

For best performance and network security, Tanaza suggests having the RADIUS server and gateway access points located within the same layer-2 broadcast domain to avoid firewall, routing, or authentication delays. Another interesting feature that MSPs, ISPs, and SPs can use as a security method, it’s to set the NAS ID.

NAS ID – Network access server identifier

NAS ID is the further protection technology developed by Tanaza to protect networks from ransomware. NAS ID is textual code that enables the RADIUS server to choose the policy for that specific request. The NAS-ID is sent to the RADIUS server by the centralized platform through an authentication request to classify clients into different groups and subgroups. This enables the RADIUS server to send a customized authentication response.

Network segmentation security through SSH access of APs

Above, we have analyzed how Radius Server Authentication and WPA security protocol are solid protection against ransomware for SSIDs security.

Tanaza offers another level of protection at the AP level: SSH access.
SSH protection provides IT and information security professionals with a solid mechanism to manage clients remotely. Rather than requiring password authentication to initialize a connection between an SSH client and server, SSH authenticates the access point themselves.

Operators can enable SSH access on different granularities of the segmented network:
– for each single access point;
– for the entire network through the feature network-wide configuration.

Remember for a second the aforementioned ransomware Chameleon and its malicious action of network scanning to find APs susceptibilities in order to replace the original firmware. The SSH encryption protocol is a further robust shield to avoid AP intrusions and firmware modifications. When SSH is enabled, the access point is protected by the highest compliance requirements related to SSH keys.

Can ransomware spread through WiFi? Yes. But you can defend it with Tanaza

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Enterprise WiFi solutions for wireless infrastructures by Facebook Connectivity (Meta) and Tanaza

Enterprise WiFi Solutions for Wireless Infrastructures

Enterprise WiFi solutions for wireless infrastructures by Facebook Connectivity (Meta) and Tanaza

Facebook Connectivity (Meta) is working on four revolutionary enterprise WiFi solutions for wireless infrastructures.

Tanaza has joined Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi Technology Partner Program in 2020. The company is proud to cooperate with the Facebook Express Wi-Fi project in order to help Service Providers and Operators to monetize WiFi networks and manage them from the cloud.

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Build, operate, grow, and monetize your Wi-Fi business.

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Magma

Deploy easily mobile networks in hard-to-reach areas thanks to an intuitive open-source platform for network operators.

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Terragraph

Deliver cost-effective fiber-likes speeds using 60 GHz unlicensed spectrum.

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Evenstar

Expanding the OpenRAN ecosystem to improve flexibility, drive innovation, increase supplier diversity, and reduce TCO costs for operators.

Express WiFi by Facebook and Tanaza

Monetize WiFi networks with Express Wi-Fi and manage all your access points with Tanaza

How does Express Wi-Fi by Facebook work?

Express WiFi is the SaaS cloud platform to build and grow WiFi businesses in a scalable way. Internet providers can take advantage of valuable network usage insights and business analytics metrics to develop and maintain sustainable Wi-Fi services with an excellent user experience.

Providers can monetize WiFi by selling connectivity and enabling local businesses to sell data packs to final users. Sold and consumed data are under control at any moment and from anywhere thanks to the intuitive and responsive centralized dashboard.

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Medical clinics

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Hostels

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Coffee shops

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Restaurants

Shopping malls Express WiFi

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Medical clinics

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Hostels

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Restaurants

Is Express WiFi by Facebook free?

Customers can purchase data packs via digital vouchers. The price is variable and it depends on variable factors.

Where is Express Wi-Fi currently available?

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Africa
Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda

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South America
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

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Asia
India, Nepal and Thailand

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South East Asia
Indonesia and Philippines

Tanaza & XWF Architecture

In order to broaden the understanding, in the following scheme service providers and network operators can graphically visualize the HW/SW architecture of the Express WiFi project integrated with the AP cloud management platform Tanaza.

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Monetize WiFi with Facebook Express WiFi.
Manage it with Tanaza.

Magma

What is Magma by Facebook?

Magma is a software platform for network operators developed to provide network connectivity solutions for remote locations, factories, and enterprises. It enables Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to deliver fast and reliable internet connectivity with innovative features.

Magma is a valid opportunity for CSPs to save money, reducing CAPEX and OPEX costs.

Is Magma by Facebook open-source?

Yes. Magma is an open-source centralized cloud-based controller on a public or private cloud environment. The platform works with existing LTE base stations and can federate with traditional mobile cores to extend services to new areas.

Terragraph

What is Terragraph by Facebook?

Terragraph is the affordable wireless infrastructure solution designed to meet the growing demand for reliable, fiber-speed internet access in urban and suburban environments.

Over the next 5 years, the annual global IP traffic will reach 396 exabytes per month.
The number of devices connected to the internet is expected to double at the same time.

What are the use cases of Terragraph?

– Fixed Wireless Access;
– Mobile Backhaul;
– Outdoor WiFi;
– Smart City.

What are the benefits of Terragraph?

Time to Market reduction
Terragraph lets reduce Time to Market for network deployments thanks to mountable outdoor WiFi devices without costly right-of-way permissions.

Network scalability
Terragraph improves network scalability reducing the upfront investment needed.

The resilience of Wireless Mesh Networks
Terragraph deploys a multi-node mesh network, allowing for built-in signal re-rerouting to ensure high availability and reliability.

Evenstar

What is Evenstar by Facebook?

The primary goal of the Evenstar program is to create a secure, robust, and sustainable alternative to the existing OpenRAN wireless infrastructure solution ecosystem.
Evenstar intends to provide a comprehensive and intuitive platform for the product life cycle, from requirements to production, including testing, validation, and eventually procurement. With a consistent reduction of TCO costs for operators.

The Evenstar Program decouples the Radio Unit (RU), Distribution Unit (DU), and the Centralized Unit (CU) through standard intuitive interfaces between each element. Vendors can focus on their area of expertise and competitive advantage while MNOs can choose best-of-breed components that meet MNO requirements.

What are the benefits of Evenstar by Facebook?

– Improve network flexibility
– Drive innovation in the OpenRAN ecosystem
– Increase supplier diversity and hardware/software disaggregation
– Reduce Total Costs of Ownership for network operators (link to Valeria’s article)

Traditionally, the RRU hardware, DU hardware, and CU software are sold as a package. The goal of OpenRAN and the Evenstar program is to decouple these elements and provide alternative solutions supporting standard interfaces.

Facebook Express WiFi and Tanaza – The ultimate enterprise WiFi solution for WiFi monetization

Where available, Facebook Express WiFi and Tanaza cloud platform combined together, represent the ultimate enterprise WiFi solutions to sell data packs for internet access when customers desire (daily, weekly, monthly).

SPs and Operators can enjoy a wide range of compatible WiFi devices with Tanaza to deploy performing and cost-effective WiFi networks while offering access to fast, affordable, and reliable internet thanks to the WiFi monetization ecosystem of Express Wi-Fi.

Start monetizing your WiFi networks with Express Wi-Fi and cloud-managed them with Tanaza.
Get in touch with us to know if you qualify for Express Wi-Fi.

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Benefits of Cloud Managed Wireless Networks

Benefits of Cloud Managed Wireless Networks

Discovering the benefits of cloud managed wireless networks solutions

The benefits of cloud-managed wireless networks over traditional network management solutions are multiple and consolidated in the industry. In Tanaza, we have defined the main advantages of a cloud-managed wireless network platform.

  1. Cost reduction of network infrastructures and network management;
  2. Productivity improvement for structured companies as MSPs, ISPs, and SPs;
  3. Safer security levels in enterprise network deployment
  4. Fast and efficient resolution of network problems thanks to a better network visualization;
  5. Superior network support thanks to outsourced dedicated technical assistance;
  6. Better business decision-making thanks to real-time and historical network analytics and reports.

Cost reduction of network infrastructures and network management

During post-pandemic times, cost reduction of network infrastructures and network management is the main priority for MSPs, ISPs, and SPs. The budget review represents an urgent voice in the development plans of many companies.
Embracing network disgregation and adopting a SaaS WiFi cloud-managed solution can help enterprises and SMBs achieve these goals. understood this need and redefined the concept of network infrastructure costs, developing an enterprise alternative to the more expensive single-vendor cloud controllers. Hardware disaggregation is the fundamental point that allows CAPEX and OPEX costs reduction.

When network professionals start their experience with Tanaza, they have to decide the type of hardware and access points for the next device deployment. Network professionals will be able to choose cheaper access points such as consumer/SMB devices with an average cost of around $100/device, unlike someone using a traditional network management solution who will have to spend $300/device (hardware + software).

The cost reduction impacts even network management.
By using cloud management TanazaOS, professionals enjoy the same set of features in an all-in-one centralized dashboard, instead of investing budget resources in multiple solutions that sometimes can entail CAPEX/OPEX costs. Features include remote monitoring, centralized configuration, multi-site management, and self-provisioning: click here for the complete list of Tanaza features.

Productivity improvement for structured companies as MSPs, ISPs, and SPs

One of the main benefits of cloud-managed wireless networks solutions is the productivity improvement for companies as MSPs, ISPs, SPs. Cloud-based platforms such as Tanaza allow users to save time avoiding repetitive network configuration operation and monitoring performance and troubleshooting parameters from a single centralized dashboard.

Imagine for a second having a time-consuming and repetitive activity as the configuration of hundreds of multi-vendor indoor and outdoor access points. During traditional one-by-one network management configurations, professionals have to study multiple model specifications, understand internal OS features of each device, verify access point compatibility with network IEEE standards, and, in some cases, solve typical network compatibility issues through updates and expensive network troubleshooting practices. Thanks to a cloud-managed wireless network solution such as Tanaza, instead, is enough to type the MAC address of the device and network professionals can manage all these inconveniences in a few clicks.

In structured companies, different technical departments have to co-work to guarantee the highest standards of service. Using a managed wireless network solution helps to improve productive cooperation between professionals. Once set specific roles and create different permission levels, internal and external collaborators can access the all-in-one cloud dashboard of Tanaza and check network traffic analytics and monitoring data as real-time bandwidth data, the number of concurrent clients for SSIDs, or access point status, remotely and at any time. Different departments indeed no longer need to waste time in the manual analysis of network data through multiple, disconnected tools and formatting them into reports, with possible misinterpretations, typical data inconsistency due to data integration, and useful status meetings. Network teams can spend their work time in more profitable work activities.

Safer security levels in enterprise network deployments

According to Gartner Report 2021 about Security Vulnerability, more than half of the companies faced security vulnerabilities during the pandemic. Attacks on enterprise devices continue to represent the main security weakness in the enterprise network deployment.
Cloud-managed wireless networks have different levels of security.

Solid password, IP address restriction, and firewalls

Most secure cloud-based management platforms have the strongest password protocols and solid security policies. Tanaza, for instance, requires its users to choose a password compliant with a strong password policy with the following criteria:

  • 8 characters minimum
  • At least one lowercase character
  • At least one uppercase character
  • At least one digit
  • At least one special character

Tanaza restricts any remote access using the IP address and verifies the login by public key (RSA).

The cloud dashboard is highly protected by dedicated firewalls, and 24×7 services login is operative for monitoring accesses and potential threats.

Disable WiFi configuration/login pages, managing APs settings safely from the cloud

Cloud-managed wireless networks solutions add a new level of security thanks to the possibility to exclude default WiFi configuration/login pages. Common network attacks happen in the pre-set login page of access points. Especially in low-medium cost device brands, minimum security standards are not always guaranteed.
Wireless cloud management solutions introduce a further level of security: network administrators can disable unsafe configuration/login pages and manage access points settings safely from a cloud dashboard. Only those who know the credentials of the cloud management dashboard or who have adequate permission levels can access device settings. The security of the cloud dashboard is guaranteed by the standard presented in the previous chapter.

Secure data storage and user data management

Data related to network configurations set up by users in the Tanaza dashboard is stored on a Database using Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Instead, data specific to network analytics, like devices’ statistics, is saved on No-SQL databases hosted on AWS servers.

Security is ensured through a split of data sent to/from the managed devices and any end-user data. Configuration and login sessions pass through the servers; however, all the data exchanged by customers with the Internet remains completely excluded from our systems. Besides, any sensitive data is secured with high control and restricted access.

Fast and efficient resolution of network problems thanks to an innovative network visualization system

Cloud wireless networks management allows easy troubleshooting of enterprise networks thanks to better network visualization. A centralized cloud dashboard is functional to map and manage all the network devices, metrics, and data, helping network administrators to identify fastly and efficiently what is the weakest node and organize the protective measures.

Tanaza, for instance, allows multi-vendor access points configuration and granular network visualization.
Network sections are subdivided into SSIDs and devices. The intuitive and easy-to-use centralized dashboard is composed of visual network design principles. The centralized dashboard allows the network administrator to identify immediately AP model and the device status by icons, without the need to type a single command line.
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For each network component, administrators can check real-time and historical data to identify what is the cause of an unexpected disconnection or suspicious threats.

When a device disconnection happens, users can configure an email alert system that warns them every time each access point goes down. This aspect disaggregates the old concept of network visualization because it’s no anymore necessary to visualize the AP status on the platform to start the network troubleshooting, but it’s the platform itself to notify the disconnection. This could happen meanwhile WiFi professionals are working on other tasks and allow a rapid response to possible network attacks.

Superior network support thanks to outsourced dedicated technical assistance

Among the main benefits of cloud-managed wireless networks, outsourcing of WiFi cloud management activities represents a great opportunity to decrease operational costs. Invest in a cloud-managed platform to allocate part of the budget for an all-in-one solution for multiple activities, saving money and avoiding increasing company labor costs. The prices of these solutions are generally very cheap and scalable. Tanaza, for instance, has convenient pricing plans based on the number of access points and the selected period of the license. Companies can pay only for what they exactly need, without any added cost.

Visit this page to discover the pricing plan.

Relying on the network management to an external cloud-managed solution, it’s important even because superior network support is guaranteed. The networking industry is constantly updating, and there is not always time and economic resources to invest in constant training for internal teams. Delegation to an external cloud-managed wireless network allows externalizing risks and management issues with the possibility to rely on superior support, in case of problems.

Tanaza guarantees superior network support, with taking charge of the customer requests in at least 24/48h. The support team can be contacted for commercial or technical reasons with the assurance of the resolution of any problems related to the platform. For ambitious projects, our developers are always available to take into consideration requests for new features or of new access point deployment.

 

Better business decision making thanks to real-time and historical network analytics and reports

Without data, you are another person with an opinion. This is a rule in data analysis. More and more in network analytics.
The best decisions related to new access points acquisition, security threats prevention and defending, or network parameters customization pass from appropriate and deep real-time and network analysis.

Cloud-managed wireless networks solutions as Tanaza allow customers to analyze remotely real-time and historical data as bandwidth, max concurrent clients, GHz channels, device maps for the previous 7 days, 24 hours, or 60 minutes.

Often, network administrators have hundreds of Wi-Fi devices deployed in multiple locations to monitor. It’s important to know the status of each single AP or Wi-Fi router at any moment, to be able to debug the network when needed.
It’s a huge amount of data and a mistake can cause problems for the whole network deployment.

The granular UX design of the Tanaza dashboard allows network administrators to study the network structure at every level, analyzing device by device load and memory parameters excesses. By monitoring the load value for each access point, it’s possible to understand if the access point is under strain due to the range of coverage or the amount of network data to be processed. This value offers a parameter to prevent overload on access points or possibly breaking down, improving service availability and helping prevent downtimes.
By monitoring memory value, instead, it’s possible to verify unusual AP memory usage. With constant, full memory usage, like in the case of a high number of concurrent connections, clients connected to these APs can experience intermittent connectivity drops. Monitoring this parameter allows to improve the quality of service and reduce network instability.

The average situation of those parameters reflects itself on the device status. Thanks to the historical data, network administrators can obtain relevant information about APs position and status.

Discover more about the device status 

This amount of data is really useful because it allows network administrators to collect precious information for network design and troubleshooting before, and business decisions after.

Imagine identifying several access points of the same model placed in different locations with repetitive cases of temporary disconnection caused by high levels of over memory. Without a cloud-managed wireless solution with a centralized dashboard, it will be really hard to obtain bulk real-time statistics that can help to understand what causes the network issue. In parallel, it could be difficult to conclude that a particular type of model does not cause a network failure in isolated situations, but in multiple nodes of the network with the same characteristics. Consequently, the decision to invest in other models will be more of an attempt than a data-based thoughtful choice.

The risk of re-invest in access points that cause a new outage of service is high. With Tanaza, instead, it is possible to reorganize the list of access points ascending and descending for load, traffic, clients, and status and name to have under control the entire network in the same dashboard from the device.

Try Tanaza and discover the benefits of cloud-managed wireless networks

Managing WiFi access points and networks in the cloud has multiple advantages. Try Tanaza for free and discover more.

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