Guest Access

 

A range of Guest Access solutions using MASP

Many organizations need to provide visitors to their offices with Internet access. Whether the visitor is a member of staff from another office, a contractor or a customer,

MASP provides several options to support a Guest Access solution that’s right for your office. Whether you want a Guest Access solution out of the box, an overlay solution to install onto your existing wireless network or are able to configure a network to

All of the options use the Service Management portal to enable the site owner to manage Guest Access tokens. An authorised administrator, such as a receptionist or meeting organiser, can create login details through the web portal. The guest is then able to use these credentials to enter through the landing page to gain internet access.

The MASP Guest Access solution can also provide an organization that has multiple locations with a single authentication mechanism. Staff can visit any location and use the user credentials that they normally use in their own office. Authentication can be made against a centralized database, such as LDAP or Active Directory


MASP Guest Access Solutions

OPTION 1 : WLAN Overlay Service

MASP provides organizations that already have installed their own wireless LAN (WLAN) but do not provide a suitable Guest Access option. A MASP Access Controller will be installed at the user’s network to manage access to the Internet. An SSID for MASP will need to be configured along with a VLAN between the Access Points and the Access Controller. This traffic will then be tunnelled via a secure IPSEC tunnel back to the MASP Core Network. A landing page for Guest Access will be presented back to users who connect to the MASP SSID and Guest Access provided as required

OPTION 2 : Combined Access Controller and AP

Guest Access out of the box can be installed behind a NAT solution or with an external IP address. A combined controller and Access Point (AP) is provided as a pre-configured solution. A branded landing page can be provided for each site and additional access service options if required, including Pay as you Go and regular subscription services. The solution is pre-configured so that it can be taken out of the box and plugged into the network.

OPTION 3 : Centralised Service.

Where a number of sites require Guest Access but do not need to be individually branded, MASP provides a controller for each site  A secure IPSec tunnel connects the edge network to the MASP Core Management Platform.  The solution is pre-configured so the customer can plug in the device onto the network and start using the service. This can operate behind NAT on the site owner’s network or with an external IP address.

OPTION 4 : Self Configuration

A centralized solution is provided  using existing WLAN equipment, subject to approved equipment being used (such as Cisco) and support for multiple SSIDs. A MASP SSID is configured with a VLAN between the APs and the router. This traffic will then be tunnelled via a secure IPSEC tunnel back to the MASP Core Network. A landing page for Guest Access will be presented back to users who connect to the MASP SSID

 
 

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