Wireless today has become a standard interface in every laptop and in most cases it connects automatically to the nearest Access Point it discovers. Most organizations provide unsecured Wireless connectivity to public networks like the internet for their guests through local Wireless Access Points that works in stand alone mode and disconnected completely from organization LAN. However, when a company employee is using his laptop for connecting to the organization LAN the WiFi adapter of the laptop will automatically try to connect to the nearest wireless Access Point. In most cases the nearest wireless Access Point that the employee laptop will discover will be the organization unsecured wireless network. Now, the employee laptop will become the perfect bridge connection to the organization LAN for any potential intruder from the internet or from the local unsecured wireless network. Because of the duplicate connection the employee laptop will consume duplicate network resources and the employee can suffer from unstable network connectivity.
The above scenario is becoming a day by day issue as wireless networks become common standard in every laptop. Lan-Secure Wireless Protector: Disable WiFi Automatically When Connected to LAN has the perfect solution to deal with the organization wireless management and security. The software will automatically disable WiFi adapters on computers that connected to the company network with LAN cable and re-enable WiFi when the LAN cable is disconnected from the computer.
How does it work?
Wireless Protector Software is installed on windows organization platform and all organization laptops need to be added to the protected computers list. The software will scan all protected laptops and using the network administrator username and password will create a service in each remote laptop. The service that installed on the remote laptops will try to communicate with Wireless Protector Software that installed on the organization LAN each time there is a change in the connectivity status of its network adapters. Upon receiving confirmation from the software the remote laptop will automatically disable the WiFi adapter if the laptop LAN cable is connected to the organization network and re-enable it back when the LAN cable is plugged out from the laptop. Wireless Protector Software will verify that the protection service is running on the remote laptops of the organization and collect protection events and WiFi activation status for each laptop.
How does it protect the organization?
A remote computer WiFi will be disabled only when receiving confirmation from Wireless Protector Software that installed on the organization LAN. That mechanism will assure that protected laptops WiFi adapter will be disabled only when it connected to the organization LAN and not in any place outside the organization. When connected to the organization LAN remote protected laptops will disable their WiFi adapter and the remote user will receive notification message about it. Trying to by passing this mechanism manually by the remote user will fail while the remote laptop is connected to the organization LAN. The software will notify the administrator about the protection status of each remote laptop and collect WiFi disabling events from the protected laptops. The software will assure that the organization LAN will be protected from unsecured wireless connections and from duplicate network connections.
Wireless networks are still the most convenient way for fast and easy communication while WiFi adapters became a standard in every laptop. However, keeping wireless networks accessible to public networks leave them unsecured and vulnerable to potential intruder’s attacks. Wireless Protector Software will protect the organization LAN from wireless networks vulnerabilities and still enable to use wireless communication freely and safely.