TitanHQ Partners with Etihad Stadium to Secure Guest WiFi Network

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TitanHQ has announced it has partnered with the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and is providing its client-less DNS Internet filtering solution to secure the stadium’s network of more than 700 WiFi access points.

As a modern stadium, it was necessary to provide WiFi access to sports fans, but also to ensure that WiFi could be accessed safely and securely. The stadium operators needed to implement security controls to prevent fans from inadvertently downloading malware, visiting phishing websites, or viewing website content that was inappropriate in a public location.

A client-based or appliance-based system would have been impractical, so DNS filtering was the natural choice. A DNS-based URL filtering solution would allow accessible web content to be carefully controlled without latency, ensuring fast Internet access speeds could be enjoyed by all visitors to the stadium.

The Etihad stadium chose TitanHQ’s WebTitan Cloud for WiFi to protect its 704 high-speed, high-capacity Internet access points spread throughout its 53,359-seater venue and corporate hospitality areas. The Web filtering solution provides protection across any port, protocol, or app, keeping all access point users secure.

“Our guests are the big winners from our partnership with TitanHQ. WebTitan Wi-Fi filtering delivers a transparent experience, with super-fast and secure Internet’,’ said Geoff Hall, I.T. Manager at Etihad Stadium.

“WebTitan Wi-Fi security has enabled Etihad Stadium to become one the most technologically advanced, secure and connected stadiums in Australia’’ said Ronan Kavanagh, CEO, TitanHQ.

The Etihad Stadium joins a rapidly growing number of companies, including many organizations in the healthcare, education and financial sector, to improve WiFi and web security with TitanHQ.

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.

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