Managed W-Fi

Bay Area IT Solutions Networking WiFi access points deliver powerful, seamless roaming for always-connected WiFi.

Simple deployment

Our Networking WiFi was designed to be simple--just plug it in and it works.

Optimized coverage

WiFi works best when it utilizes smart technology to self tune for better performance.

Cloud-Managed

Remote monitoring and management from a single pane of glass with a multi-tenant view of all networks and connected devices.

Smarter, Simpler WiFi

Bay Area IT Solutions Networking AP42 and AP62 WiFi Access Points deliver powerful, easy-to-use wireless networks, with seamless roaming for always connected WiFi. And with our cloud management system, wireless networks can be quickly and easily deployed with minimal effort. Smarter, simpler WiFi means better performance, less maintenance and a better customer experience.

Simple deployment

Networking WiFi was designed to be simple–just plug it in and it works.

Optimized coverage

WiFi works best when it utilizes smart technology to self tune for better performance.

Cloud-Managed

Remote monitoring and management from a single pane of glass to allow us to monitor and manage all your network access points for a single pane of glass.

Optimized WiFi Coverage

Networking WiFi access points are indoor/outdoor rated, auto-optimize to continuously improve broadcast and performance, and work together to form a self-organizing, self-healing, encrypted mesh network with seamless WiFi roaming.

What Is Managed Wi-Fi?

Managed WiFi is an outsourced wireless network that allows residents, guests, or customers to connect to the Internet via multiple access points throughout a building, ensuring property-wide access. It’s a cloud-based technology, meaning that Bay Area IT Solutions, Inc. manages, controls, and troubleshoot a business or property’s Wi-Fi remotely, removing the need for an on-site IT department to manage a building’s WiFi network.

Security Concerns with Managed WiFi Providers

For many businesses, the thought of outsourcing its IT security services to a third-party presents major security risks and represents a sense of no control.

The managed WiFi providers have a considerable amount of control and power, as they are the gatekeepers of a business’s online connection. They are responsible for protecting a business’s data, defending them from attacks, and ethically securing individual Internet privacy for those connected to the managed network.

It’s important to conduct considerable research on managed WiFi providers to ensure the ethics of these companies in terms of their history of data protection and security. Ask your providers if they store data on its servers and who has access to individual browsers, servers, and overall data.

Examples of Businesses Using Managed WiFi

Managed WiFi can help businesses of all types – but the best use cases involve properties that need reliable and fast WiFi coverage across large square-foot areas (think warehouses, enterprise offices, highrise condos.)

  • Retail Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Multifamily Apartment Complexes & Condos
  • Commercial Buildings & Coworking Spaces
  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Universities & Schools
  • Malls
  • Sporting Arenas

6 Benefits of Managed WiFi

Here are the major business benefits of using a managed WiFi provider.

1. Cost-Effective

Managed WiFi is managed by an Internet provider, meaning businesses can cut the costs associated with needing an on-site IT department to manage and troubleshoot a property’s WiFi, as well as have access to cutting-edge wireless technology and cyber-security professionals.

2. Reliability

Nothing is worse than the WiFi connection going down (or being spotty) to ruin productivity. For many businesses, this would mean having their IT department diagnose the issue or call in a specialist to figure out the issue.

For those who use a managed WiFi network, providers have 24/7 Dedicated Support that diagnoses, troubleshoot, and fix WiFi problems remotely – without having to come on-site for support. These providers also have monitoring practices in place to reduce downtown.

3. Scalability

One of the biggest benefits of managed WiFi networks is scalability. With managed WiFi, providers can simply add new access points or WiFi extenders to the areas of a building they notice have poor connections – before users even notice. This is especially useful for large, multi-unit apartment complexes, large nationwide warehouse and chain-retail stores, hospitals, and enterprise offices.

Managed WiFi providers also have the latest technology. With traditional, unmanaged WiFi access points, only a few devices can be connected at a time. Managed WiFi not only provides multiple access points (literally up to hundreds for large properties), but these providers’ access points can also individually handle hundreds of devices per access point.

4. Security

As mentioned earlier, security can be a major concern of managed WiFi connections – however for many, it’s a major benefit (as long as the provider has ethical practices.)

Managed WiFi is considered a better option than an internal IT department in terms of security because it allows businesses to outsource to trained professionals. These security professionals know the best practices for setting up the most secure networks and admin controls. They are able to authenticate connections, and monitor networks for potential attacks and breaches.

5. Monitoring & Reporting

Managed WiFi providers have state-of-the-art tools to monitor and report on connectivity, potential security breaches, network reliability and speed, and more. With traditional providers and on-site IT departments, it would be on them to figure out how to best monitor and report on their networks. With managed WiFi providers, there is no need – saving money and giving businesses access to industry-leading software and tools.

6. RF Surveying

A wireless RF survey (or radio-frequency survey) is the mapping of a property to plan and design a wireless network that has wide-coverage throughout a building. Managed WiFi providers conduct RF surveys to design the most reliable network that reaches all corners of a building – ensuring all residents, employees, or customers have access.