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Data Security for Hotels with Advanced FUSION Gateway Solution

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

hotel internet servicesToday is National Data Privacy Day, and with large scale network security and guest data breaches once again in the hospitality industry headlines, Hotel Internet Services (HIS) presents a truly secure network security solution with its revolutionary FUSION Gateway platform.

FUSION is a proprietary and proven IP and voice network gateway that continuously evolves its encryption and other security protocols, in order to fend off the latest threats to online security.

As news of online security vulnerabilities and data theft continues to resurface time and again throughout the hospitality industry, FUSION serves as a vital line of defense against the increasing scale of network attacks. Engineered by programmers with decades of experience in the security industry, FUSION is unique in its capabilities to shield customers during the most sensitive of data transactions, such as when guests provide personal credit or banking data to hotels. For instance, FUSION receives continuous software updates to ensure that every aspect of the system is as up-to-date on the latest known vulnerabilities as possible. This is accomplished by the platform's ability to analyze which weaknesses have been exploited by hackers in the past, and revising its programming accordingly. FUSION also goes a step further by anticipating potential factors and vulnerabilities that may lead to a future online attack, and taking steps to prevent them.

"The FUSION Gateway really raises the bar on what hotels should demand and expect from their IP and voice network providers, when it comes to effective security," said Trevor Dowswell, Chief Technology Officer at Hotel Internet Services. "Not only is the solution PCI compliant, it is an application layer, transport layer and IP layer firewall, allowing finite control of every packet and its destination. Combined with exact, and security conscious, installation standards, the FUSION Gateway was designed to ensure that each network segment is strictly segregated and off-limits to all other traffic. For example, hotels that use our solution are confident that administrative data is kept completely separate from guest data traffic, and therefore the risk of sensitive information being unintentionally shared or falling into the wrong hands is eliminated."

As a result of not relying on open-source SSL, FUSION customers were fortunately immune to any negative fallout from 2014's catastrophic "Heartbleed" security bug that resulted in consumer data being breached at companies around the world. FUSION is also specifically formulated to withstand commonly used hacking tactics, such as a "brute force dictionary attack." This is a scenario where hackers use software to input a multitude of different word combinations to penetrate the security of a system. Under such an attack, FUSION can resist an onslaught of 100,000 word attempts an hour for an entire year. It is also invulnerable to "denial of service" attacks, where hackers initiate so many requests for service that a system cannot recognize legitimate requests, and subsequently fails.

"For an added layer of security, FUSION can also create a private network for each hotel guest, if desired," said Rafael van deb Berg, Operations Director at Hotel Internet Services. "This feature allows guests to log in, enter passwords and use personal devices with complete peace-of-mind."

For more information, please visit www.hotelwifi.com.

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