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GuestGate™ Case Study: Comtek Computers - Cocoa, FL
To provide affordable and secure wireless Internet access for up to 250 laptop-toting guests at Seasons in the Sun Motorcoach Resort, an upscale RV campground.
Install an INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS™ GuestGate™ system on the host network and offer guests access to the Internet while providing total network security.
For less than $250, GuestGate, a plug-and-play Internet access solution, delivers affordable and secure connectivity demanded by resort visitors. GuestGate’s password-protected access and bandwidth-control features also allow management to regulate usage and add a revenue stream.
GuestGate Adds Amenity and S’More Profit
to RV Campground
Affordable INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS
Product lets Owners Cater to Mobile Users
A laptop is a staple for most recreational vehicle travelers. These open-road tourists like to stay connected.
Campgrounds may offer visitors Internet access options, but they’re often inconvenient or expensive. Some facilities direct guests to a clubhouse for pay-to-plug-in access, or provide telephone numbers of broadband providers that will wire Internet access to a campsite for a hefty price.
Seasons in the Sun Motorcoach Resort of Titusville, Fla., is the exception. Upon arrival, park guests learn that they can access the Web via GuestGate, an INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS product that guarantees secure wireless Internet access throughout the park.
Visitors pay a daily rate for the changeable GuestGate password, and then they’re free to access the Internet via the park’s host network. GuestGate automatically makes the host network compatible with the guest computer’s TCP/IP settings, and GuestGate’s Host Network Protection and Layer 3 Client Isolation technology keep everyone’s data safe and secure.
“At a cost of less than $250 (introductory MSRP), GuestGate is the first and only secure Internet access solution for guests and visitors to businesses of all sizes and budgets,” says Marvin Lange, owner of Comtek Computers, a Cocoa, Fla.-based networking services company that installed GuestGate at the campground.
While GuestGate can be used to provide immediate Web access to all guests, the system also enables Seasons in the Sun to automatically prevent any connection between visitors’ laptops via its Layer 3 Client Isolation technology. In addition, the product’s bandwidth throttling option allows park management to ensure smooth Web surfing for everyone.
“GuestGate helps small business owners compete with large companies that can afford thousands of dollars needed to secure a network for guests’ Internet access" Lange said.
Lange calls GuestGate, which comes with a lifetime warranty, ”an IT administrator’s dream.” He expects GuestGate will save large and small companies alike thousands of hours in manpower.
“So many companies have their IT guys spend untold hours provisioning user names, passwords and guest codes so visitors can access an internal network. GuestGate eliminates all that. It's an IT administrator’s dream. You plug it in, connect it to the network, and log on. Everyone who experiences GuestGate says the same thing - ‘Wow.’"