Zero Touch Provisioning – A scientific approach to reduce unnecessary network activities and Scope3 emissions

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Zero Touch Provisioning – A scientific approach to reduce unnecessary network activities and Scope3 emissions

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Zero-touch provisioning could have economic and enviromental impacts when MSPs, ISPs, and SPs have to deploy a consistent number of WiFi devices.
Typically, the AP installation procedure is one of the highest cost factors in the business plan of every company.
Adding hundreds or thousands of WiFi access points through repetitious manual commands requires a lot of effort and time that becomes a lot of money in large-scale environments.
Not to mention wrong configurations, errors, and other network problems that can exceed the forecasted budget.
Zero-touch provisioning is the process that can eliminate time-consuming networking activities such as operating systems updating, patches or bug fixes, and features implementation, setting up WiFi access points automatically, and following agile principles.

Zero-touch provisioning can reduce time-consuming activities scientifically

Zero-touch provisioning method is based on a solid scientific approach. In 2021, Ivan Grgurević (Associate Professor at Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at University of Zagabria) and Ivan Simunić (Solutions Architect at Ericsson and Associate Professor at Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at University of Zagabria) have conducted a definitive study about the automation of network device configuration using Zero-Touch Provisioning.

The conference paper has shown proven significant savings in the installation time: until
over 95% (depending on the AP)

Installation time and provisioning costs represent an important cost in the CAPEX/OPEX model.
This is why this scientific study has mathematically shown as the reduction of AP installation time is directly related to the reduction of deployment costs.

Tanaza has pioneered the zero-touch provisioning methodology as a cost reduction catalyst for network deployment, when in 2020, we published an article about the real cost of wireless networks and how to calculate the TCO of WiFi networks.

Zero-touch provisioning can reduce Scope 3 – Categories 6-7 emissions

When a ZTP is implemented in the network deployment process, MSPs, ISPs, and SPs can avoid sending technical employees onsite to perform the installation of the network access points.
Network administrators can remotely configure WiFi access points and send them pre-configured to the customer’s premises for installation.

This contributes to a significant reduction in indirect greenhouse emissions.

Today, the most valuable study conducted about the emissions for MSPs, ISPs and SPs shows that:

“120gr/km is the worldwide avarage CO2/KM emissions
for an on-field networking activity.
You have to multiply this number for hundreds on field interventions per day”
– Cisco Study

 

In environmental science, business travel carbon footprinting (travel by air, rail, bus, automobile or other modes of travel, employee commuting, and hotel stays) is part of the Scope 3 – Categories 6-7 emissions (indirect greenhouse emissions – CO2, CH4, N2O, HFC, or CO2e emitted per kilometer or per passenger-kilometer traveled.)

Different studies conducted by GHG Protocol and Carbon Trust has shown that these categories represent some of the largest sources of emissions for companies (in some cases as high as 85% to 95%).

Zero Touch Provisioning can reduce Scope3 emissions

Net zero (that cover Scope1, 2 and 3) can’t happen without a total revolution of supply chains.
Zero touch provisioning in network configurations can be part of that change.

Through the reduction of business travels and the programmatic obsolescence of devices to change periodically, ZTP can indirectly help MSPs, ISPs and SPs to obtain international certifications as PAS 2060 in order to demonstrate the organization’s commitment to decarbonisation, and the neutralization of remaining impact through the support of environmental projects.

 

How does zero-touch provisioning work?

The Tanaza zero-touch provisioning feature is based on a highly complex algorithm. We try to resume in a few lines the ZTP architecture, trusting to express what are the branches and bounds that concur to cut costs for companies.

When a WiFi device has activated the zero-touch provisioning capability, the algorithm starts:
– to search for a DHCP server on the network to obtain the IP address,
– to obtain gateway information,
– to verify the location of the DNS server.

At this point, if the location of the DNS server is not provided or unreachable, DHCP uses other DNS services.

When the device has obtained an IP address, it faces other configuration obstacles such as:
– firewalls.

The device processes the DHCP options and locates configuration files, executes scripts, and upgrades and/or downgrades software.

If both the image and configuration files are present, the image is installed and the configuration is applied.

If only the image file is present, the image is installed on the device.

If the image is the same as the image already installed on the device, ZTP continues and skips the installation step.

If the image was unable to be fetched by the device, ZTP will try to fetch the image again.

If the image has corrupted, the installation fails.

If installation fails for any reason, ZTP will restart.

If there is no image or configuration file, the ZTP process starts again.

If there is no file server information, the ZTP process starts again.
Once the configuration is committed, the ZTP process has been deemed successful and terminates.

The precedent list is only a brief sequence of the operation that occurs during the ZTP provisioning process.
In the best cases, we have counted 19 operations that network administrators can solve with further sub-tasks and manual commands.
In these steps, random events and triggers that can cause the restart of the process can suddenly happen, increasing the number of time-consuming operations.

For instance, these events are:
– Request for the configuration file, script file, or image file fails.
– The configuration file is incorrect, and the commit fails.
– No configuration files and no image files are available.
– The image file has been corrupted, and installation fails.
– No file server information is available.
– The DHCP server does not have valid ZTP parameters configured.
– When none of the DHCP client interfaces goes to a bound state.
– ZTP transaction fails after six attempts to fetch the configuration file or image file.

Tanaza’s zero-touch provisioning algorithm solves all these passages in a single automatic operation, allowing the access points configuration in a few seconds.

Tanaza’s zero-touch provisioning algorithm solves all these passages in a single automatic operation, allowing the access points configuration in a few seconds.

Advantages of Zero-touch provisioning

The main advantages of zero-touch provisioning includes:
– automated setup of network devices;
– reduced time in manual configuration;
– reduced costs from less time being spent on manual tasks;
– easier and quicker updates;
– reduction of possible errors generated by human configurations;
– less time to get network devices operational.
– growing efficiency in large-scale device deployments.

Why Tanaza?

  • Tanaza software upgrades existing Wi-Fi networks.
  • Tanaza works with the most common easy-to-procure Wi-Fi access points available in most countries, such as Ubiquiti, MikroTik, TP-Link. If a device model is not supported yet, Tanaza may support it on request for medium to large network deployments. Discover all devices compatible.
  • IT teams do not need to deploy any hardware controller. Tanaza is 100% cloud-based and ready to use with no need for AWS instance deployments.
  • Our platform provides unlimited scalability.
  • It’s powerful and it has an intuitive user interface.

The Tanaza team can help you to select the best hardware that runs the Tanaza Operating System out-of-the-box from our OEM partners for a plug-and-play experience. Discover the Tanaza Powered Devices.

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The Tanaza team can help you to select the best hardware that runs the Tanaza Operating System out-of-the-box from our OEM partners for a plug-and-play experience. 

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✔︎ Intelbras, Comfast, Amer Networks, DCN and Yuncore with Tanaza pre-installed 

Capterra has awarded Tanaza in Capterra Shortlist 2022 as Noteworthy Product in IT Management Software

Capterra has awarded Tanaza in Capterra Shortlist 2022 as Noteworthy Product in IT Management Software

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

Capterra Shortlist 2022 - Emerging Favorites in Network Monitoring Software

This important award allows Tanaza to become Noteworthy Product 2022 IT Management Software with the main IT Management tools of the market, including Atera, Spiceworks, Freshservice, Domotz PRO, Obkio, Pulseway, PRTG Network Monitor.

What does Capterra Shortlist consider to draw up the IT Management Software’s Noteworthy Products list?

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Noteworthy Products​ are highly rated popular solutions (sometimes even higher than the Established Players) but they aren’t as well known as the Established Players and 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 March 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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WiFi notification – Receive notifications when access points go offline

WiFi notification alert system – Receive Email Alerts when Access Points Go Offline

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when access points go offline.

Sometimes, access points can disconnect from networks for various technical reasons (wrong IP configuration settings, loss of power, poor network connectivities by Service Providers, WiFi interferences).
This could happen without warning, at different moments of the day or night.
Tanaza allows users to trigger WiFi notifications sending automatic emails to members or external guests when a device loses contact with the cloud.

Set up offline device notifications and receive real-time alerts when something goes wrong in your network

Network administrators can scan the network status in specific time intervals:

– 1 minute;
– 5 minutes;
– 30 minutes;
– 1 hour;
– 1 day.

The procedure of AP scan starts when the cloud sends multiple pings to the entire network. (Here we use generically the term “ping”. We suggest you read the technical guide about alert notification system to understand more about what ping means)

When the process has terminated, network administrators can visualize a global vision of device status on Mapbox and obtain detailed information about networks, access points and connected clients.

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If one or more WiFi devices don’t answer to this ping, the system understands possible network problems are happening and sends as many email alerts as the offline devices are.

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Technical guide about WiFi notification alert system

Cloud-managed WiFi access points configured in Tanaza are divided in three different categories:

– APs with TanazaOS included in the firmware;
– APs that support SNMP protocol;
– APs that don’t support SNMP protocol.

The first category of the access point is monitored via a proprietary protocol that takes advantage of keepalive packets. These packets can include statistical information about the device. In this case, if TanazaCloud stops receiving keepalive packets, the device is considered “offline”.

The second category of access points is monitored through SNMP protocol. The Tanaza agent, distributed in the AP’s LAN, asks in polling the status through an SNMP request. If the device does not respond to SNMP, the device is considered offline.

The third category of access points is monitored by a simple ping executed by the Tanaza agent and distributed in the AP’s LAN. If the device does not respond to Ping, the device is considered offline.

At that moment the alert notification system triggers real-time emails.
Network administrators can select to send a notification to internal members or external email addresses.

Forget VPN and manual pings on the network

Until now, for this type of scanning, VPNs and manual pings were required.
Thanks to the Tanaza WiFi remote monitoring interface, network administrators can avoid learning useless technical activities and saving time and money without using additional platforms or network solutions.

Network APIs for WiFi alert notifications

The Tanaza WiFi alert notification system works thanks to the integration of multiple types of APIs. Soon we will publish the full list of APIs compatible with Tanaza

With Tanaza WiFi notification system you avoid to receive tons of emails for multiple disconnections

When multiple access points disconnect at the same moment, ideally, network administrators should receive as many emails as the device number. It’s not improbable that it happens.

Tanaza has studied three different mechanisms to avoid this:
1) an anti-email-storm spike that aggregates emails in a single one.
2) an inhibitor that postpones email alerts with a time interval of 1 hour.
3) a large set of APIs to detect when devices go offline and warn network administrators.

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Tanaza May 2022 Update – New client policy feature, bandwidth control and more APs compatibility

Tanaza May 2022 update – New client policy, bandwidth control and more APs compatibility

Tanaza May 2022 update allows MSPs and IT professionals to experience a new level of WiFi access control thanks to the custom client policy feature. Now network administrators can create multiple granular client policies setting the type of block for each client, the allocated bandwidth limit, and if the client can bypass the splash page automatically.


Create and assign a custom policy to each network, SSID or client

The new Tanaza client policy introduces an advanced WiFi access control system that allows network administrators to regulate network permissions efficiently.

Network administrators can create custom client policies and assign them at network, SSID or client level.

 

Block or prevent client connections with a custom message

Not all clients are created equal. Sometimes it’s necessary to block them once connected, sometimes it’s necessary to prevent them even from associating to the SSID.

Let’s assume that in a guest network you have 500 connected clients. Ten of them are suspicious clients: some of them are visiting prohibited websites and some of them are downloading huge files, consuming a large amount of bandwidth. Typically, you should manually block each single MAC address, after careful behavior analysis.

Thanks to this feature, the user has two approaches to address this problem: Block clients once connected or Prevent clients from connecting.

Block clients once connected allows clients to associate to the SSID and receive an IP address from the LAN, but no Internet connection will be provided. These clients will appear in the client list section and they will be counted as connected clients. In this way, you can have the complete client list under control.

Let’s assume, instead, you know exactly the MAC address you want to exclude from your network before it is connected.

Prevent clients from connecting is the feature that prohibits clients from associating to the SSID or receiving any IP address from the LAN. These clients will not appear in the client list section.

 

Intuitive bandwidth management

Ensuring the perfect balance in connection provisioning is a complex task.

Let’s assume that one client is using 70% of the available download bandwidth while downloading for example a huge file.
Network administrators can proportionally decrease the download limit parameters for that client on the fly, reducing its bandwidth consumption and allowing a better bandwidth allocation among other clients.

 

More features, more APs

Tanaza has expanded its compatible device list with new AP models.

 

We introduced support for:

Some of these devices can now be directly procured from our OEM partners as Tanaza Powered Devices (i.e. with TanazaOS pre-installed). Enjoy Tanaza out-of-the-box.

 

Bring compatible APs to Tanaza in under 3 minutes, with the new Installer

The TanazaOS Installer allows network professionals to quickly and easily install TanazaOS on supported APs, which can now be brought to the Tanaza platform and configured in under 3 minutes (watch the video).
This ultimate solution is perfect for MSPs, ISPs, and enterprise businesses that need to deploy hundreds or thousands of devices.

 

New apps & integrations in the Tanaza marketplace

Tanaza is adding new vertically focused solutions, allowing several applications from Independent Software Vendors to support more use cases.
In the past, we have reached important milestones developing integrations with Express WiFi by Facebook, Cloud4Wi and Classic Hotspot.
With this May 2022 update, we welcome Social Wi-Fi.
Social Wi-Fi is the splash page and cloud hotspot management platform that allows network administrators to configure, manage and customize splash pages to obtain more valuable information about customers through social login via Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, or other social network accounts. It also provides sophisticated advertising functionalities and integrations with multiple advertising-related services.

 

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How to create a WiFi splash page that converts

How to create a WiFi splash page that converts

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WiFi splash page that converts.

How to create a WiFi splash page that converts is a common challenge for businesses. Finding the right converting formula is not easy: it requires multiple tests and adequate marketing tools. In this scenario, the use of network data can help businesses to know their customers. The cloud hotspot industry has proposed several stand-alone solutions to create splash pages and to understand how customers enjoy marketing activities when they are connected. Despite this, the main keyword remains “integration”.
Tanaza and Social Wi-Fi have integrated their Wi-Fi cloud management platform and hotspot solution to create splash pages and manage customer data collection from the cloud.
Network administrators can configure networks, SSIDs, and access points in Tanaza, and a fully customized external splash page in the Social Wi-Fi hotspot solution.

 

Smart Access Points Configuration and Management in Tanaza Cloud Dashboard

Tanaza has developed a smart access point configuration solution to configure multi-brand devices from an all-in-one dashboard. The platform has a complete list of Wi-Fi management tools for granular network analysis. It means that in a network of 10 SSIDs, network administrators can singly calibrate broadcasting settings, bandwidth limits, client IP assignment, and band selection for each of them.

At the SSIDs level, the network administrators can also configure splash pages. They can use the Tanaza Splash Page editor or the external splash page feature.

 

How to create a WiFi Splash Page that converts thanks to Tanaza + Social WiFi integration

When integration between Tanaza and Social Wi-Fi is completed, it’s possible to create splash pages that convert in the Social WiFi editor.

Social WiFi editor allows you to create four sections of the splash page: Pre-login, login, Agreement, and Welcome pages.
– The pre-login page allows displaying an interstitial page before providing a login form. With design customization of the pre-login page, it is possible to send the users important custom messages about the availability of WiFi service or new functionality adopted by their activity. It is possible to adapt the entire design pattern to the business communication with design consistency.

– The login page is the core of the splash page process. It allows users to customize the login form choosing the desired authentication methods to collect customer information such as name, surname, age, and email for marketing activities.

– The agreement page is where administrators ask for the formal consensus to collect the customer data, requiring to fill out terms of access or consent message.
It is a sensitive time for the privacy acceptance process by customers. A complete set of features is fundamental to respect GDPR/CDPA compliance and a proper level of design consistency.
Social WiFi + Tanaza external splash page editor lets administrators creatively notify end users that their data may be collected if they connect to the network.

– The welcome page is where users land after the login page and where they can connect to the Internet or use other services. On the welcome page, you can add customized text, images, widgets, or buttons to propose at the end of the login process.

 

 

Integrate Social WiFi Splash Page with Useful Marketing Services

A perfect splash page requires the perfect combination of each element to work in the marketing ecosystem.

Below, there is the list of integrations features you can deploy on the WiFi splash page:
Remarketing
CRM
Webhook
Zapier
API

 

Remarketing from WiFi Splash Page

Remarketing allows setting up Google ADS or Facebook ADS remarketing settings to show ADS to splash page visitors. Remarketing is implemented when a user connects to the Wi-Fi network. No code is required.

 

Storage WiFi splash page data in CRM systems

CRM functionality lets you export data collected from splash pages and implements them directly in the CRM or marketing automation systems.


Collect data from WiFi splash page

Webhooks allows you to collect data from the splash page and send them to external software like Mailchimp.

 

Integrate your splash page with popular apps

Zapier integrations allow network administrators to integrate Social Wi-Fi with popular apps automating activities and expanding the feature of splash pages.

 

Integrate with multiple services through a full catalog of APIs

Using APIs, network administrators can exploit the flexibility of modern services extracting real value from their splash pages.
Social WiFi integrates a growing catalog of APIs, including solutions from the main social media as Facebook Events APIs or external portals such as TripAdvisor or SALESmanago.

Facebook Events APIs allow the creation of an efficient automatic notification system for any types of customers. Users can be alerted through your fan page when they don’t currently follow the Facebook page activity.
Facebook Events is the best-in-class APIs integration to increase content distribution on the various feed, manage your event plan efficiently, and improve the conversion rate of your activity.

SALESmanago API is the no-code solution that allows you to send targeted mailings to your database. This API combines advanced analytics and AI Hyperpersonalization to deliver highly customizable personalized experiences for midmarket and large enterprises.
SALESmanago API is perfect to keep in touch with visitors via business short messages, offers, and promotions.

 

Design tips to create a WiFi splash page that converts

Whether you configure a WiFi splash page with Tanaza Editor or an External Splash Page service, creating a splash page is not hard. Creating a splash page that converts requires following some design basic tips.

Tanaza Design Team has studied 4 basic rules that in 2022 have generated on average a page conversion rate of 3% (Hubspot Tanaza Internal Data – Telecommunication industry).

This study is the result of multiple A/B, Multivariate, and Redirect Tests executed with Google Optimize.

Minimal design converts better;
Use a few colors on the Wi-Fi splash page;
Focus the attention on key elements;
Make Wi-Fi splash pages accessible.

 

Minimal design converts better

“Less is more” is the universal good design rule. Do not add too much content to the WiFi splash page. By putting just a few contents on the splash page you allow them to focus on the essential items and you make the UI intuitive and immediate. When users click on your WiFi network name to access the internet, they expect a fast and easy way to log in.

Instead, they often deal with too complex pages, with too much information, which makes the login process too long and complex.

Add to the WiFi splash page only the essential items such as logo, welcome text, and a login method.

 

Use few colors on the Wi-Fi splash page

The human mind needs time to elaborate the information, and this takes some effort. A splash page with five colors is more complex to understand than one with just one or two colors. Using a few colors, allow users to relax and focus, making WiFi access easier.
Choose monochromatic backgrounds or simple images, with just a few items and a uniform color set. If you use many login methods (e.g. three social login methods) reduce the space that each button takes, so that the page is less colored.

 

Focus the attention on key elements

In a splash page, there are key elements: titles, heading tags, paddings, and images. To focus on these elements:
– use bold for titles and heading tags,
– use the balance design principle for paddings,
– choose consistent images.

 

Make WiFi splash page accessible

Make Wi-Fi splash pages accessible for anyone. Avoid small text fonts (20px), few levels of contrasts (too much clear or dark colors), or small buttons (hard to click from mobile devices).

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How to fix access points IP address conflict with Tanaza Installer 2.11.2

How to fix access points IP address conflict with Tanaza Installer 2.11.2

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access points IP address conflict.

Tanaza Installer 2.11.2 is available. Download or update the firmware version and discover:
– how to fix IP address conflict caused by access points;
– how to fix AP crashes running an AP scan without any previous connection.

 

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Technical information about the update

What is an IP address conflict? When does it occur?

IP address conflict happens when two or more access points have the same IP address.
This error makes it impossible for devices to connect with the wireless network. If the IP address conflicts occur on the IPs assigned to a critical network endpoint, like a firewall or a router, the entire network can be blocked. A company/enterprise scenario could be expensive.

Multiple studies from the most influential digital data providers such as Gartner, Statista, and ITIC have shown how the costs for companies can catastrophically grow during sudden network downtime.

 

Data Providers Costs for 1-hour Network Downtime
Gartner $336000 / hour
Statista Between $301,000 and $400,000 / hour
ITIC $1 million / hour (based on answers of a survey conducted at enterprise-level)

What causes an IP address conflict?

The most common causes for IP address conflicts are:
– Static IP allocation;
– Set static or dynamic IP address allocation at the same time;
– BYOD policies;
– DHCP errors;
– Network problems caused by bad configurations;
– Device exhaustion.
– VPN – IP conflicts;
– Malware, WiFi ransomware and other malicious actions.

 

A practical example of IP address conflict

To help you to visualize the concept, let’s say that a network administrator is configuring two access points in the same network. The access points are two Intelbras AP1350AC and a Ubiquiti device.
Let’s assume that one of the two Intelbras AP1350AC device has an IP addressing equals to 192.168.1.10 and the Ubiquiti one – as default – 192.168.1.20.
IP address conflict is caused by the same IP addressing to 192.168.1.*

 

IP Address Conflict

IP address conflicts resolution

Updating to the Tanaza Installer 2.11.2, network administrators can detect new access points if there is an IP address conflict with other devices or network interfaces.

Let’s analyze the previous example.

The network administrator has added the Ubiquiti AP (IP addressing as default 192.168.1.20 – image above) to the LAN. Traditionally, devices cannot be detected due to the IP address conflict state. Both APs have the same IP addressing 192.168.1.*.

Tanaza bypasses this state by applying an IP address conflict resolution without technical fixing required.

AP crash fixing for devices never connected before

Tanaza Installer 2.11.2 introduces new features to troubleshoot devices automatically.
Network administrators can execute AP crash fixing for devices never connected before to a LAN.
They need only to launch a simple network scan.

The Installer will find and fix the most common AP issues.

In Tanaza, we love data. Our engineers and designers consider data the most important asset to develop the best features for our customers and understand what happens next.

After a careful data analysis segmented for the years 2021-2022, we have discovered that more than 20% of Tanaza potential users and more than 10% of real TanazaOS users, use macOS as Operating System.


More than 100000 macOS users were

potential or effective Tanaza users
in 2021 / first-quarter of 2022.

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More than 100000 macOS users were
potential or effective Tanaza users
in 2021 / first-quarter of 2022.

 

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To improve the UX and UI for this important catchment area, Tanaza has improved more information for granular access on macOS. By downloading or updating Tanaza Installer 2.11.2, they will be more aware of their role inside the network.

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.

More Ubiquiti stock firmware supported and non-AC UniFi models crash fixed

Tanaza Installer 2.11.2 supports stock firmware Ubiquiti versions 3*/6* and has also fixed several wrong compatibilities with non-AC Ubiquiti models.

How to install the Tanaza Installer?

The procedure for Tanaza Installer installation on your access points is 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 has 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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