San Francisco, Calif. – March 25, 2014 – Cloud4Wi, leading provider of next generation cloud Wi-Fi solutions, and Endian, one of the first Unified Threat Management (UTM) vendor to integrate the Hotspot module in its security appliances, announce today their technological partnership.
Cloud4Wi’s cloud platform allows venues to monetize their Wi-Fi services through the first Wi-Fi marketplace. Benefits of the marketplace to venues are multiple – they can promote special offers to customers via the branded splash portal, provide easy-to-use applications to help customers enjoy their visits, utilize powerful marketing tools to retain and develop their customer bases, capture customer data via sophisticated analytics tools and spread their brand thanks to social Wi-Fi.
Endian stands out since the very beginning for the Hotspot management. Thanks to its captive portal and the integration with different ERP’s, the solution is able to control and protect Internet connection for corporate networks as well as Wi-Fi for hotels guests. In addition, being fully integrated into Endian’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances, Endian Hotspot is protected against any Internet threats, such as viruses, unauthorized connections and access to illegal or unwanted content.
This announcement marks the first time that Cloud4Wi and Endian Hotspot solution are fully integrated. This such integration provides open spaces, as well as shopping malls and retail chains, an interesting and cost-effective tool to offer a more complete service, than plain Internet connection. Cloud4Wi platform will be soon available as optional module to Endian appliances.
“We are delighted to partner with Endian. Indeed, their solution is an added value to Cloud4Wi: an outstanding appliance that integrates a complete IT security suite as well as a state-of-the art solution for end users registration and management of the corporate, private hotspot.” says Andrea Calcagno, CEO of Cloud4Wi.
Raphael Vallazza, CEO of Endian, tells us more: “Cloud4wi helps us in giving a more dynamic reply to the public Wi-Fi needs. The applications enable venues to create loyalty programs and market their customers, whilst the analytics tool allows venue to get real-time information about their customers to improve performance of marketing activities and better understand the habits of the customers”.