Private Patron Network
Every Patronus appliance now includes Patron Connect™ that provides an additional Ethernet Interface for simply and inexpensively creating a separate, secure private patron network. With this built-in feature, Patronus enables a library to create patron WiFi “guest network” access. This completely separates library patron WiFi traffic from staff computers on different networks—without purchasing an additional Internet connection, router, and firewall.
A Patron Connect private patron network protects your library’s computers and network by preventing a patron using a laptop or wireless device from introducing a virus to your internal network. One simple connection can save you lots of money and time, while drastically reducing the risks of compromising your equipment.
Build Two Separate Library WiFi Networks
When it comes to security, separate is supreme. Patron Connect can also be used to quickly build two library WiFi networks, separating patron from staff computers.
And, that’s not all. If your library needs to serve its own web pages or provide other Internet content to your community, Patron Connect can be used to create a third DMZ separate from your internal Blue LAN.