TanazaOS Installer 2.6.4-beta is officially compatible with Ubiquiti firmware versions 5 and 6

TanazaOS Installer 2.6.4-beta is officially compatible with Ubiquiti Firmware versions 5 and 6

Tanaza is proud to announce a new Ubiquiti Firmware compatibility with the TanazaOS installer.
From now, our installer is compatible with the Ubiquiti firmware versions 5 and 6.

Ubiquiti users don’t need to upgrade
the Tanaza application.

Technical information about the update

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Do you desire to manage another Ubiquiti access point model?
You may also request support for a specific model.

How to install Tanaza Installer on Ubiquiti Firmware Versions 5-6?

The procedure for Tanaza Installer installation on Ubiquiti Firmware Version 5-6 is really intuitive and it requires a few clicks.

You need only to:
1) Start the TanazaOS Installer
2) Select the Access Point Vendor
3) Select where the AP is connected
4) Select how the computer is connected to the local network
5) Scan your devices
6) Install TanazaOS

What is the Tanaza Installer?

The TanazaOS installer is a free software application developed by Tanaza to install the TanazaOS firmware on any supported access point in just a few clicks.

Tanaza enables IT professionals to manage, monitor, and control multi-vendor WiFi access points from a single cloud-based dashboard. The TanazaOS Installer makes straightforward, and agile the process of installing Tanaza’s Operating System on devices.

Download the TanazaOS Installer

The Tanaza installer is available for:
Windows 7  (32 / 64 bit) and later

MAC OS 10.10 (Yosemite) (64 bit) and later

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Capterra has awarded Tanaza in Capterra Shortlist 2022 as Emerging Favorite in Network Monitoring Software

Capterra has awarded Tanaza in Capterra Shortlist 2022 as Emerging Favorite in Network Monitoring Software

The prestigious Capterra – a Gartner Property – has awarded Tanaza in the Capterra Shortlist for Network Monitoring Software category.

Capterra Shortlist 2022 - Emerging Favorites in Network Monitoring Software

This important award allows Tanaza to become Emerging Favorite 2022 Network Monitoring Software 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.

What does Capterra Shortlist consider to draw up the Network Monitoring Software’s Emerging Favorites list?

Emerging Favorite Capterra Shortlist 2022

Emerging Favorites are products that rate highly in satisfaction (sometimes even higher than the Top Performers) but aren’t as well known as the Top Performers. 

Today, Tanaza has earned a score of
4.5 / 5 (70) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Capterra Shortlist methodology scores vendors on two dimensions: User Ratings and Popularity.

  1. The Ratings component is plotted on the X-axis and considers the overall user ratings of products based on reviews written in the last 24 months. Users rate products on a scale of 1 star (lowest) to 5 stars (highest). 
  2. The Popularity component is plotted on the Y-axis and considers average monthly search volume for a standardized set of keywords for each product, as derived by a proprietary search methodology, as well as the position of the vendor’s domain on the search engine results page (SERP) for each keyword. This is a measure of user interest and relevance used as a proxy for popularity. 

Each score (Ratings and Popularity) is weighted and scaled to a value between 1-50. 

Data sources include approved user reviews, public data sources and data from technology vendors.

Capterra Shortlist 2022 February 2022

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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Experience the power of managing WiFi access points from the cloud with Tanaza.

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

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

Try Tanaza

Experience the power of managing WiFi access points from the cloud with Tanaza.

Start a free trial

✔︎ No credit card required ✔︎ 15-day free trial

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

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

Try Tanaza

Experience the power of managing WiFi access points from the cloud with Tanaza.

Start a free trial

✔︎ No credit card required ✔︎ 15-day free trial

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Can ransomware spread through 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

Try our 15-day free trial and experience the Tanaza security features to protect business networks from WiFi ransomware threats.

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