Gartner Research

Best Practices for Implementing Wireless Network Guest Access

Published: 27 July 2017

ID: G00324262

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman , Christian Canales


Unauthenticated wireless connectivity for guest access is a disaster waiting to happen. IT infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for planning network infrastructure need to apply policy enforcement and understand the needs and characteristics of each usage scenario.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Establish Formal Registration Processes to Control Access to Guest Networks
  • Carry Out a Policy Based on Guest Access Roles
  • Use Separate Policy Enforcement and Context Variables to Tailor Guest Access to Individual Needs
  • Use Content Filtering and Bandwidth Limiting to Control Content That Will Be Accessed and Viewed in the Enterprise Environment
  • Implement a Framework of Strong Security

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