IDC: The Importance of Security in Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi Infrastructure

Distributed Enterprises are increasingly looking to Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi to help simplify the management of their Wireless LAN (WLAN). But does this leave the network exposed to cyber security threats?

Nolan Greene, Research Analyst in IDC's Network Infrastructure group responds to questions regarding the importance of security in cloud-managed Wi-Fi infrastructure.

In this IDC Analyst Connection, Nolan Greene answers:

  • Why distributed enterprises are increasingly looking for cloud managed Wi-Fi.
  • If cloud management means the traditional Wi-Fi controller is dead.
  • If cloud managed Wi-Fi solutions can be as secure as controller managed solutions.
  • The features or capabilities a secure cloud managed AP must possess.
  • The business benefit of running deep security protection directly on the AP.