How to Secure Your Wi-Fi in Minutes

Humans can live for 3 weeks without food and 3 days without water.  But they can’t wait 3 minutes for a secure Wi-Fi connection… or any connection, for that matter. Don’t agree? Go to a restaurant in any city and look around. 

In 2019, I see way too many devices.  Babies play with devices. Tweens beg for devices.  Teens live on devices. And adults – let’s be honest.  We’re not setting a good example for anyone. We’ve got a really odd relationship with our need to always be connected to the Internet.  How about a group hug, anyone? Nope. No group hugs. We just need the safety and security of a warm (and optimally secure) Wi-Fi connection.

But if we love our Wi-Fi this much, where is all the security?  There has to be an easier way to solve for today’s eager beaver who does not want to take the time to ensure his or her connection is safe. 

Mobile malware is nothing new. But in recent months, attackers have been getting more creative and resourceful with how they conceal, distribute and deploy these threats. 

According to Verizon’s most recent “Mobile Security Index 2019,” one-third of companies reported suffering a compromise that involved mobile devices. Despite this, more than half said they had sacrificed security to “get the job done…”  And if that’s not shocking enough, an incredible 81 percent of respondents said they had personally used insecure public Wi-Fi for work, despite knowing that the practice is both unsafe and prohibited by company policy.

Uh, oh.  That’s a no-no. 


It’s time to combine network and security data for insights that not only help you optimize your network’s performance, but keep it secure. And you don’t need to worry. Now there’s an easier way to protect every user on your Meraki network in minutes without deploying an additional security appliance. 

Cisco Meraki and Cisco Umbrella offer simple and effective protection for your Wi-Fi network. 

Cisco Umbrella is a DNS-layer security solution built into the backbone of the Internet. It blocks users from accessing malicious sites before the connection is made, and offers the first line of defense against security breaches on your wireless network.

With Cisco Umbrella, it takes only a few clicks to set up custom policies and deploy them across your Meraki MR access points in minutes.

Say yes to secure Wi-Fi and bye-bye to man-in-the-middle attacks, compromised public Wi-Fi, IP Spoofing, DNS cache poisoning, and more.  If we can’t have a group hug, at least we can have fast, secure, reliable connectivity that keeps us safe – anywhere we access the internet. 

Interested in learning more about how to secure your wireless access points? Watch the webinar on-demand.

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